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DOST turns-over 3D-printed replica of Dr. Jose Rizal in Dapitan

DAPITAN CITY, Zamboanga del Norte, June 19 (PIA) - A nine-inch replica of the three-dimension printed monument of Dr. Jose P. Rizal “The Filipino Scientist”, was turned-over by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-9 to the Rizal Shrine in Dapitan as part of the observance of the birth anniversary of the National Hero.

Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato Dela Peña led the turn-over ceremony which was attended by the Head Curator of the Rizal Shrine, Ms. Sofia Eguia-Bagolboc of the National Historial Commission of the Philippines.

Other DOST officials from the different provinces in the Zamboanga Peninsula region, as well as a representative from the local government unit of Dapitan also participated in the event.

In his message, Sec. Dela Peña stressed the contributions of Dr. Jose Rizal as a medical scientist, engineer/surveyor, agriculturist and naturalist-environmentalist.

“Mahalaga ang aktibidad na ito bilang pagkilala kay Dr. Jose Rizal sa kanyang kontribusyon sa teknolohiya at siyensiya. Walang ibang Asian na mayroong rebulto sa iba’t-ibang panig ng mundo kundi ang ating pambansang bayani lamang,” he said.

Ms. Bagolboc has also expressed her gratitude to DOST for choosing Museo ni Jose Rizal, Rizal Shrine, in Dapitan City as the recipient of the 3D-printed monument.

Dr. Jose P. Rizal the Filipino Scientist is the first and largest 3D printed monument of the National Hero built in the Philippines. 

It was executed by Professor Jose Manuel Sicat, 3D-scanned and 3D-printed at the Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMCen) of Metals Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC). It is made of Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate (ASA) material.

3D printing is an additive process whereby layers of material are built up to create a three dimentional part. This is the opposite of subtractive manufacturing processes, where a final design is cut from a larger block of material. As the name implies, it uses a 3D printer that allows users to print an object as 3-Dimensional CAD (Computer Aided Design) images. 3D printing is an innovative technology that helps businesses cut costs and develop new methods of production. (RVC/EDT/PIA9-Zamboanga del Norte)

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Emmanuel Taghoy

Regional Editor

Region 9

Emmanuel Dalman Taghoy is the Information Center Manager of the Zamboanga del Norte Information Center and Executive Assistant for Regional Operations of the Philippine Information Agency IX, the country’s chief information arm under the Office of the President. PIA’s expertise is development communication.

He is the Regional Editor of PIA-IX who also writes news and feature stories for the agency’s website and other social media platforms. He also reports for PTV news.

As the InfoCen Manager for Zamboanga del Norte, he represents PIA in inter-agency meetings and other activities, providing media coverage and other technical assistance to partner agencies.

Having been trained locally and abroad, he serves as lecturer on journalism, public and media relations, social media handling and promotion, among others.

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