December 20, 2019 – The Automated Guideway Transit (AGT) System, one of the home-grown technology projects under the Mass Transportation Program of the Department of Science and Technology, gladly received a high-profile visitor in the morning of December 20, 2019.  The AGT’s passenger was no less than the top man of the local logistics industry, Mr. Alberto ‘Bert’ D. Lina. 

Mr. Lina had a meeting with Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara, DOST’s Undersecretary for Research and Development, and Engr. Robert O. Dizon, Executive Director of the DOST-Metals Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC) prior to the demo ride at the AGT.  The demo ride is given to potential investors and R&D partners.  It is also offered to the public, especially among the students and residents within the Bicutan area during special DOST-spearheaded events.

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Bert Lina (center) of Lina Group of Companies, converses with DOST-MIRDC Executive Director Robert O. Dizon (right) and Engr. Joey G. Pangilinan (left), AGT Project Team Leader, aboard the AGT.

The DOST-MIRDC continues to promote the AGT as a product of Filipino ingenuity.  The meeting between the DOST and highly distinguished names in the business sector is DOST’s way changing the country’s mindset and encouraging Filipinos to have faith in our capabilities as a nation.

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