On May 27, 2015, the DOST Officials headed by Secretary Mario G. Montejo visited Caraga State University. The officials which also included Usec. Carol Yorobe, Asec. Raymund E. Liboro, Asec. Rommell M. Reyes and DOST Caraga Director Dominga Mallonga, were welcomed by Dr. Anthony M. Penano (CSU President) and Dr. Rowena Varela (VP for RDE) in the Villares Hall. During a short program and interaction with CSU officials and researchers, Sec. Montejo stated that he was inspired with the outputs that the DOST-funded researches have produced.
The CSU LiDAR 1 team together with Sec. Montejo and company then headed to the CSU LiDAR 1 office for the openhouse. The team discussed to Sec. Montejo the whole process being done by the team in order to come up with the flood models and other deliverables. They also had an intensive dialogue on what other possible outputs that LiDAR Projects can do or expound on. Furthermore, the project showcased their recent achievements which were highly praised and cited as “world class” outputs by Sec. Montejo.
(Text by Francise Mae M. Mordeno; Photo-documentation by: Ms. Sheila B. Refamonte; Edited by: Engr. Jojene R. Santillan and Engr. Meriam M. Santillan)