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By: John Maico M. Hernandez
Still gearing towards establishment of livelihood opportunities for the disaster-stricken Municipalities in Batangas province, Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-Batangas conducted another “Technology Training on Shredded Plastic Product Applications” for members of Molinete Ecobricks and Blocks Producers Association (MEBPA) in Laurel, Batangas held at Municipal Session Hall of Laurel, Batangas, April 20.
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By: Krizzia Mei C. Esperanza
On 19 April 2022, the CALABARZON Regional/Inter-Agency Technical Evaluation Committee (RTEC-IATEC) evaluated ten project proposals for potential funding under the DOST Community-Based Program (CBP), Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP), and Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology (CEST). The proposals for the improvement of their respective facilities through S&T interventions were submitted to the panel of evaluators to assess their completeness and acceptability for funding.
For April, the monthly CALABARZON RTEC-IATEC evaluation of projects related to livelihood considered six projects from the food sector and four projects from the non-food sector. Under the food sector, two projects are from Laguna: Magdalena Dairy Processors (CBP) and Switsis Food Products (SETUP); two from Quezon: Kalahiko Bakery (SETUP) and Greatlab Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SETUP); one from Cavite: Buhay at Kabuhayan sa Nayon (CEST); and one from Batangas: Batangas Provincial Veterinary Office (CEST). On the other hand, under the non-food sector, three projects are from Laguna: LG Lopez Industrial Sales and Services (SETUP), Springtech Industrial Supply (SETUP), and EEDC MAICO (SETUP); and one from Rizal: Sylee Modular Corporation (SETUP).
The evaluations run every month until August 2022 to invite and accommodate more starting entrepreneurs, MSMEs, LGUs, and people’s organizations to tap the DOST-CALABARZON in financing their business needs related to S&T, such as technology acquisition and skills upscaling activities.
The deadline of submission of proposals for the May CALABARZON RTEC-IATEC evaluation is on 5 May 2022. For inquiries, you may contact the Provincial S&T Center in your province through their Facebook page: DOST-Cavite, DOST-Laguna, DOST-Batangas, DOST-Rizal, and DOST-Quezon.
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By: Verjo Angelie M. Sisante
The Department of Science and Technology – Cavite (DOST-Cavite), led by Ms. Gilda S. De Jesus, Provincial Director, together with DOST Food Safety Members, Ms. Anna Marie S. Daigan and Ms. Lorelie P. Dorado, and staff Ms. Esther Joy V. Salazar, visited two of the most talked-about restaurants in Cavite—Bag of Beans Café and Restaurant, and Sonya’s Garden Bed and Breakfast—last 29 March 2022.
The team conducted interviews and product assessments on Bag of Beans product packaging. During the consultation, the team discussed and inspected the current packaging for each of their products. Ms. Dorado, and the rest of the team, recommended that they register the logo of Bag of Beans with the Intellectual Property Office. DOST-Cavite also encouraged them to administer seminars on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and food hygiene for the new employees.
STCIERD explores DOST-CALABARZON-developed online database for R&D programs and projects in the region
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By Halyn Lunel Gamboa
Last 7 April 2022, DOST-CALABARZON, through the Human Resources Committee of the Southern Tagalog Consortium for Industry and Energy Research and Development (STCIERD), hosted a virtual orientation on the Exchange of Probes, Learnings, and Outputs of Researchers (EXPLORE), from 9AM to 12NN via Zoom platform. EXPLORE is a database that aims to be the central repository of research programs or projects of government agencies and academic institutions in the region.
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By: Verjo Angelie M. Sisante
Noong 30 Marso 2022, nagsagawa ng Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) ang grupong pinangunahan ni Bb. Verjo Angelie M. Sisante at Bb. Esther Joy V. Salazar ng Department of Science and Technology – Cavite (DOST-Cavite) sa isang garment factory sa Naic, Cavite.
Ang Given Grace Fashion ay isang patahian ng women’s apparel, at subcontractor ng dalawa sa malalaking mall sa bansa. Ito ay pagmamay-ari ni G. Gilbert Barrera, dating OFW sa Brunei. Sa ngayon, mayroon siyang mahigit 30 patahian sa probinsya ng Cavite. Nagsimula sa pagkakaroon ng dalawang unit ng makina at apat na mananahi noong 2010 hanggang sa ito ay lumago sa kasalukuyan nitong kalagayan.
Ayon kay G. Barerra, nais niyang magkaroon ng embroidery machine at printing silk machine upang makapaggawa ng mga bagong produkto tulad kasuotan pambata, atbp. Nais pa niyang matugunan ang kanilang hinaharap na pangangailangan sa pananahi.