Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Regional Director, 𝐄𝐧𝐠𝐫. 𝐒𝐚𝐦𝐦𝐲 𝐏. 𝐌𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐧 was h𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 the 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐝 𝐀𝐥𝐮𝐦𝐧𝐮𝐬 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝 by 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐧 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐨 (USM) on September 30, 2023. The Regional Office Xll director, received the prestigious plaque in recognition of his remarkable achievements and contributions in the realm of public and government service. With his dynamic leadership, the DOST XII has consistently exhibited best practices, pushing forth aggressive development programs which have significantly bettered the community. With his guidance, government initiatives have been effectively safeguarded, ensuring the enhancement of the general public’s quality of life and advocating research and development. With his accomplishments, stands a beacon of inspiration for his fellow USM alumni, exemplifying the true essence of bringing honor and glory to one’s alma mater. The award was bestowed to Engr. Malawan by Dr. Paul John B. Ongcoy, the USM MIT-Alumni President, during the grand USM Alumni Homecoming in Kabacan, Cotabato.