21 September 2021 - The DOST Regional Office No. 8 through its Northern Samar Provincial Center (PSTC) conducted the Ceremonial Turnover of Community Empowerment thru S&T (CEST) Project Fund worth PhP 1,000,000.00 to the Local Government Unit Gamay, Northern Samar.

The project entitled, "Science, Technology and Innovation-Based Interventions for the Socio-Economic Development of the Municipality of Gamay, Northern Samar", is designed mainly for the establishment of a virgin coconut oil (VCO) processing facility and the deployment of Science and Technology Academic Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosks (STARBOOKS) unit, all for the betterment of Gamay, Northern Samar in particular and the province of Northern Samar in general.

Engr. Ernesto M. Granada, the Regional Director of DOST-8 led the ceremonial turnover. Municipal Administrator Atty. Caesar J. Clacito, as representative of Mayor Clarita P. Gomba, expressed their profound gratitude to the DOST for the support. The undertaking was also graced by DOST-Northern Samar Provincial S&T Director Engr. Veronica A. Laguitan, LGU-Gamay Vice Mayor Cyril C. Custona, Municipal Agriculturist Rena G. Capoquian and MAFCI Chairman Rizalito P. Gomba. (By Engr. Veronica A. Laguitan, PSTD, DOST-PSTC Northern Samar)