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DOST-2 urges SADaCo to innovate technologies on Carabao Milk

Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Cagayan Valley (Region 2) OIC Director Lucio Calimag has urged the Local Government Unit of San Agustin, Isabela and San Agustin Dairy Cooperative (SADaCo) to innovate and further improve their carabao milk and ‘pastillas’ products to enhance their competitiveness in the wider market. “You…

‘HAPPY PEOPLE’ RELOCATED TO YULO ESTATES

SMILES and feeling of satisfaction and contentment were etched on the faces of former informal settlers (IS), who were brought to the new relocation site in Yulo estates in Canlubang, Calamba, Laguna. They used to occupy Sitios Banias and Matang-Tubig, also in Calamba, owned by the San Cristobal Realty and…

Batanes firm starts sweet potato beer production

TUGUEGARAO CITY – Tawsen Agri-Ventures has started the commercial production of the Ivatan Beer, the first and only locally brewed beer in Batanes, the country’s northernmost province. Dr. Alfonso Simon, Batanes State College (BSC) president, said the technology used for producing the beer using sweet potato was developed by the BSC…

EPSI AWARDS LANDS TO ‘INFORMAL SETTLERS’ OF MABALACAT, PAMPANGA

THEY came in droves to the covered court of Brgy. Tabun in Mabalacat Pampanga and patiently awaited their names to be called as beneficiaries of lots awarded by a private company through the officials of Excelsum Property Solutions Inc. (EPSI). Some 176 “informal settlers” (IS) received their Certificates of Land…

DOST-RO2 BACKS UCV’S R&D FOR ENGINEERING

With the aim to enrich the Research and Development Ecosystem in the region, the Department of Science and Technology Region 02 (DOST-RO2) funded the Development of Direct-On-Line and Wye Delta Motor Starter Circuit Trainer for the Engineering Department of the University of Cagayan Valley. Through a virtual Memorandum of Agreement…

QUIRINO BANANA FARMERS, TO BENEFIT FROM BTC-PROCESSING PLANT

Over 7,000 banana farmers of Quirino Province will now benefit from the newly launched Banana Tissue-Culture Processing Plant through the partnership of Department of Science and Technology-Region 02 (DOST-RO2) and Quirino State University (QSU) forged on November 6, 2020. Through this project, farmers of the producers of Bananas in the…

DOST-RO2 HEEDS CALL OF PNP-RO2, GIVES DISINFECTANT SUPPLIES FOR FRONTLINER-COPS

The Department of Science and Technology Region 02 (DOST-RO2) led by Dir. Sancho A. Mabborang gave disinfectant supplies to the Philippine National Police-Regional Office 02 in support to the services and responses of uniformed personnel-front liners during this COVID-19 pandemic. DOST-02 Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) section head SRS…

NEW TESTING-LABORATORY IN BATANES, TO INCREASE PRODUCT-QUALITY OF IVATAN SMEs

To increase the compliance of Ivatan food sectors to food safety standards the Department of Science and Technology Region 02 (DOST-RO2) led by Engr. Sancho A. Mabborang through PSTC-Batanes headed by Ms. Nora T. Garcia launched the DOST-PLGU-BSC Lab TRIP (Testing Resources for Innovative Products) on December 7, 2020 via…

CAMSUR TOWN EYES “NAPA VALLEY”-INSPIRED CACAO PRODUCTION

MANILA – The town of San Fernando in Camarines Sur is eager to position itself as the main player in the cacao industry in Bicol Region, eyeing on turning the municipality as a self-sufficient producer of chocolates and cacao-based products. On Wednesday, Mayor Fermin Mabulo discussed that they are encouraging…

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UNESCO FIASCO: Travesty of justice for Ampatuan massacre victims

By Atty. Perry L. Solis Jr. ACCORDING to a recent Reuter’s headline, “too much politics leaves UNESCO fighting for life.” Indeed, there is much to be desired about the recent actions of the once esteemed United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO). UNESCO is a by-product of the devastation…