DOST-CALABARZON continuously supports farmers and artist groups in Angono, establishes stronger partnerships through S&T
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By Halyn Lunel Gamboa
DOST-CALABARZON, through its Provincial S&T Center in Rizal, hosted a back-to-back activity for the farmers and artist leaders in Angono, Rizal last 20 July 2021. This event showcased the “Ceremonial Turnover of Farm Tools, Equipment, and Vegetable Seeds to the Angono New Normal Farmers Association (ANNFA)” and the “Fusion of S&T and Arts in Angono” which aimed to capacitate farmers in promoting community vegetable farming and to establish possible partnerships with various artist groups in Angono, Rizal.
Turnover of farm tools, equipment, and vegetable seeds to ANNFA
The first part of the program was mainly attended by 26 ANNFA members and graced by DOST key officials, namely, Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña; Dr. Juanito Batalon, Director of DOST-PCAARRD-ARMRD; Dir. Celia Elumba of DOST-PTRI; Dir. Marieta Bañez Sumagaysay of DOST-NRCP; Dir. Richard P. Burgos of DOST-STII; Dir. Lita Suerte-Felipe of DOST-DLLO; and Provincial Director Fernando E. Ablaza of DOST-Rizal.
Bayanihan in action: Sipag at Sagisag Farmers Association receive facemasks and face shields from DOST for their community pantry
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By: Wilma G. Del Rosario and Demee Angelica S. Ludia
Sipag at Sagisag Farmers Association (SSFA) received 350 pieces of DOST-Metals Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC)-powered face shields and 500 pieces of face masks. True to their name, the group does not just embody hard work but has also become a beacon of bayanihan in these difficult times. The donated facemasks and face shields will be added to the roster of goods available at the community pantry organized by the association located in isolated and uphill areas of Brgy. San Marcos and Brgy. San Mateo in San Pablo, Laguna.