The Department of Science and Technology Regional Office VI (DOST VI) functions as the arm of DOST Central Office in Western Visayas. The regional office is based at Magsaysay Village, Lapaz, Iloilo City. The office is headed by a Regional Director and is divided into two major divisions - the Technical Operations (TO) and the Finance and Administrative Services (FAS). Directly under the Office of the Regional Director are the Knowledge Management Unit, Planning Unit, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Unit and the Special Projects Unit. Under Technical Operations are the six Provincial Science and Technology Centers, the Regional Standards and Testing Laboratory (RSTL), S&T Services Section, S&T Scholarship Section, Technology Transfer Section and the R&D Management Section. DOST VI has ISO 9001:2008 certification for the provision of scientific and technology transfer services as well as ISO/IEC 17025:2005 certification for its laboratory services. DOST VI is one of the 17 regional offices of the Department of Science and Technology or DOST. The DOST is the premiere government agency in the country charged with the twin mandate of providing central direction, leadership and coordination of all scientific and technological activities; and of formulating policies, programs and projects to support national development. DOST VI, on the other hand, implements the mandate at the regional level by providing efficient S&T services in the region and coordinating with other government agencies, local government units and private organizations in the region on S&T matters.

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Vision

Leading the way in Science and Technology development to improve the quality of life of the people in Western Visayas

Mission

To provide scientific and technology transfer services responsive to the needs of business, industry, and the community by managing research and development, fostering scientific linkages and collaborations, and developing S&T human resource

A brief profile of Western Visayas
CapitalMagsaysay Village, La Paz, Iloilo City
Population7,102,438
Area20,223.2 sq. kms
Provinces6
Cities16
Municipalities117
Barangays4050
Congressional Districts45
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Province

Land Area
(sq. km.)1
No. of Districts
No. of Municipalities
No. of Cities

Aklan

1
1
1
1

Antique

7.3
3
25
2

Capiz

5.91
2
26
1

Iloilo

3.6
2
16
0

Negros Occidental

5
20
2

Guimaras

5
5
0
Western Visayas
17.81
18
93
6

Sources

1.) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Visayas
2.) http://www.nnc.gov.ph/component/k2/itemlist/category/61
3.) http://www.mgb6.org/about-mgb-region-6/