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Fablab Siquijor Mobilized To Assist In The War Against Covid-19 Pandemic

FabLab Siquijor making face masksFabLab Siquijor making more face masks

FabLab Siquijor is the first fabrication laboratory in the province that offers services such as but not limited to 3D Printing, laminating, laser printing, wood carving and etc. It is operated by Siquijor State College (SSC) manned by its competent faculties/staff in their own respective expertise; Mr. Masay Degrano – Technical Manager, Meljhoven Louis Looc – Business manager, and John Tyrone Amolo – Graphics Artist.

FabLab Siquijor was inaugurated last August 6, 2019 at Siquijor State College, Economic Bldg., Larena, Siquijor. Its equipment is funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through the Shared Service Facility (SFF) Program. Since the establishment of the project, it has helped a lot of MSMEs and government programs in enabling innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity in the province.

FabLab Siquijor making protective suitsSample PPEs produced by FabLab Siquijor

In line with the COVID-19 global pandemic crisis, Fablab Siquijor mobilized and took the initiative to address the growing demand of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) of the country.

With the help of DTI, volunteers, and donations received, Fablab Siquijor has produced a total of 2,031 PPEs. The manufactured PPEs were distributed all throughout the province to Rural Health Units, Hospitals, Inter-Agency Task Force, Local Government Units, Banks, Private Entities, and other frontliners. 

The presence of Fablab in Siquijor not only helped the local MSMEs and local government units but has also greatly contributed in mitigating the spread of the virus in the Province hence making it COVID-19 Free.

 

By: DTI-Region 7

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