By: Sarah Hazel d.R. Maranan

The Department of Science and Technology Region IV-A (DOST IV-A) takes its next steps in empowering Lobo, Batangas through Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology (CEST) intervention on Livelihood / Economic Enterprise and Development.

Ms. Diane R. Zapata of DOST IV-A and Engr. Mhark Ellgine A. Libao of DOST PSTC Batangas conducted the initial assessment/visit to the proposed site for Vinegar and Wine Production on February 6, 2015 at Brgy. Calo, Lobo, Batangas wherein the topology or the topographic study of the proposed site was conducted and the environment was scanned.


Hon. Joselito B. Mercado, Barangay Chairman of Barangay Calo was interviewed regarding the dimension of the site, sources of water, waste disposal, electric supply, workforce as well as the availability and storage of raw materials.

Last December 12, DOST IV-A conducted a technology forum entitled ‘Accelerated Vinegar Production using ITDI Acetator' in preparation to the said livelihood intervention wherein the general public at Lobo was informed on the technical aspects of vinegar production as well as the technology acquisition procedures of DOST ITDI.