DAGUPAN’S GEOCLOUD AND E-SMART OFFICE – Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato T. Dela Peña (front, left) and DOST Undersecretary for Regional Operations Brenda L. Nazareth-Manzano (front, right) cuts the ceremonial ribbon, which formally opened the city’s e-Smart and GEOcloud office at the city’s Public Alert and Response Monitoring Center. Looking on are Mayor Belen T. Fernandez (center, left), Schools Division Superintendent Froserfina J. Bravo (center, right) and DOST Region 1 Director Armando Q. Ganal (far left). (CIO photo by Jojo Tamayo)



DAGUPAN CITY – Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato T. Dela Peña along with Mayor Belen T. Fernandez graced the opening of the three-day Science and Technology Caravan at the CSI Atrium on March 27.


Dela Peña also led the E-Smart and Geocloud ribbon cutting at the city’s Public Alert and Response Monitoring Center at Poblacion Oeste.

The three-day caravan, in partnership with the city, aims to raise awareness and appreciation on the programs and projects of DOST along with the creation of investment opportunities on matured technologies and the establishment of technology-based enterprises or adoption of technology components through livelihood training and seminars, come up with agreements and undertakings that will result in S&T project implementation and provide possible technical assistance to the city, among others.

In a press conference, Dela Peña acknowledged and commended the efforts of Fernandez in establishing the city’s E-Smart and Geocloud office at the center in collaboration with the DOST.
Fernandez, on the other hand, informed Dela Peña that Dagupan is now a signatory in the Dubai Global Cities Summit 2017, which calls on Dagupan to be smart and lead in nation-building.


“In this regard, I have the honor to inform you that we have registered our city in the ISO certification on resiliency. And in response to the Dubai challenge, we have invited with us a lecturer from World Council on City Data (WCCD) to guide us in the next three months to complete our report for the WCCD’s ISO Certification,” said Fernandez. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO/March 27, 2017)