Department of Science and Technology XI Assistant Regional Director Kenneth Barroga, Davao de Oro Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy, UP Mindanao Chancellor Ρrof. Larry Digal, Davao de Oro Chief of Hospital Dr. Ferdinand Soberano, and Ρhiliррine Genome Center Mindanao Director Ρrof. Lyre Anni Murao show the Memorandum of Agreement for a COVID-19 testing facility in Davao de Oro. Ρhotos courtesy of Ρhiliрpine Genome Center Mindanao

The University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao will help set up another COVID-19 testing facility in Davao de Oro Province, signing a memorandum of agreement with the Provincial Government and the Department of Science and Technology Region XI last 22 June 2020 at the Provincial Capitol in Nabunturan, Davao de Oro.

UP has partnered with academic institutions, government agencies, civil society organizations, and industry representatives in Mindanao to establish the Mindanao Genomics Consortium. The group aims to facilitate the conduct of omics research and collaborations that will enhance omics work in Mindanao.