Latest S&T News in REGION 7

GINA LOPEZ, DOST CEBU COLLABORATE FOR KINATARKAN ISLAND COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT
Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Former DENR Secretary Gina Lopez collaborates with DOST Cebu to empower the fishing and farming community in Kinatarkan Island, Santa Fe, Cebu. Ms. Gina Lopez leads the finalization of action plan for the immediate interventions to be provided for the the fisherfolks and farmers in Kinatarkan Island. Ms. Lopez identified the island of Kinatarkan as recipient of her project "I LOVE" or Investments in Loving Organization for Village Economies which encourages big companies to invest in local tourist sites which people can benefit. Ms. Lopez hopes to build an economy based on the resources that can be found in the island. DOST is identified by Ms. Lopez to be the strategic project partner through its Community Empowerment through Science and Technology (CEST) program. Ms. Lopez and DOST...   read full story

Montaño Foods Corporation
Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018
Back in 1975, Mr. Nick Montaño started a single proprietorship that produces bottled sardines in different variants. The firm was incorporated and named Montaño Foods Corporation (MFC) in 1995. Before DOST's intervention, MFC only produced 10-20 cases of bottled sardines every month. But after availing of the first phase of interventions, the firm increased its production capacity significantly. With a SETUP-ISSF assistance amounting to Php 985,899 and technology trainings and consultancies, the firm became a popular pasalubong brand in Dipolog City. On the second phase of interventions, another Php 1.9 million worth of financial assistance enabled the firm to acquire new technologies that further improved production efficiency and product quality. Since then, MFC generated a total of...   read full story

PCAARRD farmer cooperators from Samar and Leyte launch sweetpotato products
Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018
Dr. Jocelyn E. Eusebio (center), Director of the Crops Research Division (CRD) of DOST-PCAARRD leads the cutting of ribbon along with Atty. Annabelle C. de Veyra (left), Director of FDA Region 8...   read full story

DOST trains food handlers on basic food safety
Posted: Wednesday, February 07, 2018
The resource persons and participants during the seminar for food handlers in La Libertad town. (STG/PIA7-NegOr) NEGROS ORIENTAL, Feb. 3 (PIA) -- About 50 participants from food manufacturing firms...   read full story

DOST Cebu brings "Science for the People"
Posted: Monday, February 05, 2018
Driven by the vision "Science for the People", the DOST Cebu Provincial S&T Center continues to implement breakthrough programs and projects that would make science and technology felt by every Fi...   read full story

UNITED DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACTION PLAN: DOST LEADS MEETING ON THEMATIC DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACTION PLAN
Posted: Monday, February 05, 2018
Inter-agency meeting lead by DOST Various agencies in Region 7 yesterday held a meeting to hold thematic discussion on disaster prevention and mitigation in Central Visayas. The meeting, which was s...   read full story

Food handlers undergo seminar on basic food safety
Posted: Monday, February 05, 2018
The resource persons and participants during the seminar-workshop for food handlers. LA LIBERTAD, NEGROS ORIENTAL (Feb. 2, 2018) – About 50 participants coming from food manufacturing firms, studen...   read full story

75 NegOr students qualify for 2017 DOST Junior Level Science Scholarships: 49% passing rate highest so far
Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018
Negros Oriental JLSS examinees. DUMAGUETE CITY (Jan 26, 2018) – Seventy five third year college students enrolled in Negros Oriental passed the nationwide examination for the Junior Level S...   read full story