DOST-I boosts Laoag Mango Industry with Native Mango Processing Training
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The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region I, through the Provincial Science and Technology Ilocos Norte (PSTO-IN), in partnership with the Office of the City Agriculturist of Laoag, successfully conducted a training on Native Mango Processing on 04 May 2023, in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte. The primary goal of the event was to enhance the knowledge and skills of the Laoag Mango Growers Association Inc. in processing mangoes and turning them into profitable products.
The training was attended by 27 members of the association and equipped them with the necessary knowledge and skills for mango processing. The resource speakers, who were from Mariano Marcos State University, discussed various topics related to the mango processing industry. The six-part training included topics such as Good Manufacturing Practices and Food Safety, Overview of Mango Processing, hands-on training on making Mango Jam and Mango Candy, Packaging and Labeling, Marketing Skills, and Simple Bookkeeping. The participants were able to learn the step-by-step process of making mango products and were taught how to package, label, market, and keep track of their expenses and income to ensure the sustainability of their business.
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NEDA recognizes DOST-PCHRD for successful implementation of HeaRTNovation Hubs
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The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) recognized the Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) for the successful implementation of the HeaRTNovation Hubs (H-Hubs) Program during the National Innovation Day celebration last 28 April 2023 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City.
Funded under NEDA’s 2022 Innovation Grant, the establishment of the H-Hubs aims to provide an environment that will support innovators from health institutions in developing their technologies and in linking them with potential partners for eventual transfer, adoption, or commercialization. It is an expansion of the currently implemented TEKI (Technology Transformation and Empowerment of Knowledge Generators and Innovators) in Health Program.
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DOST Region VII and LGU collaborate, provide 24-hour water supply to residents of Siquijor
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A water filtration system for a safe water source of the barangay. The water can be safely consumed with the same value as the commercially available purified water.
Barangay Pangi in Siquior used to have the same problem that some of the residents in Metro Manila areas continue to suffer - the limited supply of tap water to be used by households and establishments.
Most residents had to sleep late at night to wait for scheduled water service and collect enough for the following day’s consumption. Sometimes, they have no choice but to collect rainwater to be used for household chores, such as toilet cleaning and laundry.
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DOST provides 186 million for S&T Fellows to create innovative solutions
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DOST S&T Fellows Program continues to hire Filipino researchers for year 2023
Taguig City – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) recognizes that human resources are at the heart of innovation and places great importance by hiring experts to be designated in its various agencies. The DOST continues to accept applications for the S&T Fellows Program, which aims to provide opportunities for Filipino researchers, scientists, and engineers (RSEs) to contribute to the socioeconomic development of the country through their research and development (R&D) outputs.
"We are thrilled to provide this opportunity for Filipino RSEs to contribute their expertise and knowledge to the development of our country. The S&T Fellows Program is a testament to our commitment to invest in the development of our human capital and to support innovative and impactful research initiatives," said Secretary Renato U. Solidum Jr.
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