DREAM joins NSTW 2013 exhibits

The Disaster Risk and Exposure Assessment for Mitigation (DREAM) Program was one among the host of hi-tech projects featured in the National Science and Technology Week 2013 held last July 22-27 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City.

The five-day event was attended by students and individuals both from the public and private sectors. Among the visitors of the DREAM Program booth were Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Mario Montejo, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Dinky Soliman, and Senator Loren Legarda. Booth attendance was at about 2,200.

In its display, the Program showcased its state-of-the-art technologies and products like the Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) system and the high-resolution maps generated from LiDAR data. Participants to the NSTW were also given an exclusive three-dimensional experience through a 3D video simulation that featured the processed LiDAR data on Cagayan de Oro City.

South Luzon

The same DREAM display was set up in the succeeding regional legs of the S&T event, the first of which was the South Luzon Cluster Science and Technology Fair and Exhibits. Said event was held last September 12 to 14 at the Sky Ranch Activity Tent, Tagaytay City.

The Program’s booth hosted a total of 650 guests, which include students from the elementary to the tertiary levels, research enthusiasts, private individuals, and government officials. Tagaytay City Mayor Agnes D. Tolentino also graced the DREAM exhibit in the said fair.

North Luzon

Meanwhile, booth visitors from the Northern Luzon totalled 1,585. Majority of the exhibit guests were students who, after seeing the information displays and audio-visual presentations, expressed interest and appreciation of the Program.

The five-day North Luzon Cluster Science and Technology Fair and Exhibits was hosted by Benguet State University in La Trinidad, Benguet. It was held last September 30 to October 4.


For the last leg of the nationwide science and technology fair, the DREAM Program also took part in an Information and Education Campaign (IEC) that featured Project NOAH, LiDAR, and SmarTer Philippines. In attendance to represent the Program in the said IEC was the LiDAR Data Processing Component Project Leader, Engr. Ma. Rosario Concepcion Ang.

The Mindanao Cluster Science and Technology Fair was held at Almont Hotel’s Inland Resort, Butuan City. The said exhibit was open to the public from November 6 to November 10.