DOST, DTI collaborate for weaving industry plan

BAGUIO CITY, June 29 (PIA) - - A roadmap which will harmonize and strengthen the weaving industry, a common venture and part of the culture of the Cordilleras, is on the drawing board.

Dr. Nancy Bantog, the newly appointed Department of Science and Technology-Cordillera  regional director, presented the Cordillera Weaving Industry Development Plan for 2018-2022 in a  recent meeting of the  Regional Development Council Sectoral Committee on Economic Development.

A collaborative project of the DOST-CAR and the Department of Trade and Industry-CAR in partnership with various stakeholders in the government, private sector and the academe, DOST will take care of the innovation aspect while DTI  will take charge of the entrepreneurial aspect.

Weaving is a living tradition in all the provinces in the Cordillera that has been  passed on from generation to generation and  which needs to be preserved and promoted, Bantog  said. However, there are many concerns that have to be addressed  such as  the ageing population of weaving experts, for the industry to be sustained.

There are services for the weaving sector provided by regional line agencies in terms of training, equipment, upgrading, research and development, and market linkage but  these  are  fragmented. The plan aims to coordinate or harmonize  all these, she said.

Other agencies and academe that extend support to weaving industry in the region will be tapped  such as the Cooperative Development Authority , Philippine Fiber Development Authority, National Economic and Development Authority, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Social Welfare and Development, National Commission on Culture and the Arts, the Benguet State University, and University of the Philippines Baguio. (JDP/SCA-PIA CAR, Benguet)

Source: http://pia.gov.ph/news/articles/1009684

Other News from CAR

DOST installs STARBOOKS in 21 Kalinga schools
Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Crystal Joy Tayab of DOST-CAR installs STARBOOKS software at St. Theresita School-Tabuk library.  CITY  OF TABUK, Kalinga,  May 13 (PIA) --Twenty one schools in the province have now online researc...   read full story

Benguet joins Earth Day
Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
TUBLAY, Benguet — A cleanup of the Bayokbok Falls in Tuel fired off activities for the nationwide celebration of Earth Day in this province. A Holy Mass was also celebrated by the residents along w...   read full story

248 Applicants In CAR Qualify For DOST Scholarship
Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019
Amongst the 9,852 qualifiers nationwide to the Department of Science and Technology Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) 2019 Undergraduate Science and Technology Scholarship program, 248 students a...   read full story

2019 DOST JUNIOR-LEVEL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION, ONGOING
Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019
Application for the 2019 Junior Level Science Scholarships (JLSS) of the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) is ongoing until April 26, 2019 while examination...   read full story