PSTO Catanduanes, DOST-ITDI conduct Coco Water Vinegar production training for LGU Bagamanoc
On August 9-11, 2022, DOST V thru PSTC Catanduanes conducted Training cum production of Coco Water Vinegar utilizing DOST ITDI's Accelerated Vinegar Processing Technology to members of Bagamanoc Fish Shelter Association, coconut farmers, and other associations. The activity is in collaboration with LGU Bagamanoc headed by Hon. Odilon Pascua and Mr. Emmanuel De Leon, Municipal Agriculturist.
The 3-day training equipped both PSTC Catanduanes staff and the participants with the right and accelerated process of fermenting coco water and vinegar production. Engr. Ma. Fe Ordiales-SRS II and Engr. Benjamin Santos-SRTIII from DOST-ITDI Engineering section have shared their expertise on the use and benefits of using Vinegar Acetator. Through the DOST ITDI Vinegar Processing Technology, this will help improve the quality of vinegar in the Municipality of Bagamanoc and will surely utilize coco water from copra meat processing which could provide additional income to farmers and the associations.
The DOST ITDI Experts conducted the following activity: (1) Introduction of Vinegar Processing Technology, its background and function, installation, operation, and maintenance. (2) Steps in Preparation of Alcoholic Liquor (3) Introduction to Pearson Square as part of the computation of ratio of sugar in the vinegar solution (3) Importance and actual Titration (4) Cost Benefit Analysis of Vinegar production utilizing Coco water.
A total of 19 participants from different associations attended the said training.
First published on August 14, 2022. Source
Philippine Halal Tourism: Promoting Opportunities for Tourism Enterprises in Achieving Muslim Clientele Satisfaction through Halal Assurance System
📣 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐖𝐄𝐁𝐈𝐍𝐀𝐑 𝐀𝐋𝐄𝐑𝐓!
"Philippine Halal Tourism: Promoting Opportunities for Tourism Enterprises in Achieving Muslim Clientele Satisfaction through Halal Assurance System"
24 August 2022, Wednesday
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Philippine Standard Time
DOST Region V, in partnership with DOST Regional Offices 4A, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, and Caraga, invites interested tourism establishments and enterprises to this free webinar in line with the implementation of the DOST Halal Research Ecosystem for Development and Innovation (REDI) Program in support of the Philippine Tourism Industry.
E-certificates will be given upon completing the Customer Satisfaction Feedback Form (CSF).
TO REGISTER: https://bit.ly/PHT-Reg
Come along and join us to learn about Philippine Halal Tourism!
First published on August 15, 2022. Source
PSTO Albay awards RxBox telehealth devices to 15 LGU beneficiaries
The Department of Science and Technology V, through the Provincial Science and Technology Office - Albay, awarded RxBox Telehealth Device to LGU Tiwi, Malinao, Tabaco City, Malilipot, Bacacay, Sto. Domingo, Legazpi City, Daraga, Camalig, Guinobatan, Ligao City, Jovellar, Oas, Libon and Polangui.
Each LGU beneficiary sent representatives from their Rural Health Unit and City Health Unit that undergone training on August 5, 2022 at Hotel St. Ellis, Legazpi City, to ensure proper utilization of the device. The training was spearheaded by PSTD Josie Albao of PSTO-Masbate, which is the Regional RxBox Coordinator, together with Catherine Mae Bolaño and Michael Pablo of DOST V.
Representatives from Provincial DOH Albay and DOH V were also present in the said event. The turnover ceremony was led by PSTD Domingo Peña Jr. and Mr. Jesus Enrico Moises B. Salazar, Provincial Administrator of Albay.
The distribution of RxBox Telehealth Device is part of the implementation of the project “Rollout of 1000 RxBox Telehealth Devices to Selected Public Health Facilities” which aims to contribute to better access to life-saving health services in isolated and disadvantaged communities nationwide.
First published on August 5, 2022. Source
PSTO Sorsogon signs MOA with Yana-Yikit Enterprises
The DOST-V through its Provincial Science and Technology Center – Sorsogon (PSTC Sorsogon), sign a Memorandum of Agreement with Yana-Yikit Enterprises last 28 July 2022 for the project entitled, “Improving the Operational Efficiency and Fabrication Capability of Yana-Yikit Enterprises” under the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP). The signing was led by Engr. Sandro B. Noguera, Provincial S&T Director – Sorsogon, with Mrs. Joanne T. Bagsic and Mr. Erwin Bagsic, the cooperator and co-maker of the project, respectively.
Yana-Yikit Enterprises is a duly registered sole proprietorship business owned by Mrs. Joanne T. Bagsic. The enterprise specializes in fabrication and installation of different kinds of furniture items, doors and windows made from aluminum, glass, iron and steel materials in Sorsogon for almost 12 years. The enterprise availed the assistance of the DOST-SETUP for technology adoption to upgrade its productivity and competitiveness.
SETUP is a nationwide strategy of the DOST to encourage and assist Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to enhance operational efficiency through technology transfer and technological interventions to alleviate poverty and boost productivity and competitiveness.
First published on August 12, 2022. Source
DOST-V conducts awareness training for food stall owners
Aiming to educate the food cart and canteen concessionaires of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) - Legazpi on proper handling and sanitation during their operations, the Department of Science and Technology Region V (DOST-V) conducted an Awareness Training on food safety and manufacturing standards at Media Center Hall, UST-Legazpi, Rawis Campus on 06 August 2022.
Twenty (20) university food stall owners and crew members were oriented and trained on the current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), basic food hygiene, and Presidential Decree No. 856 generally known as the Sanitation Code of the Philippines.
Ms. Ma. Theresa D. Alcantara, Assistant Regional Director for Technical Operations, discussed FS CoVID19: Ensuring Food Safety for Food Pick-up and Delivery in the New Normal. On the other hand, Ms. Fae B. Banda, Science Research Specialist II, covered GMP and Basic Food Hygiene, as well as PD No. 856.
During the initiative, Ms. Jacquenette Ann V. Calamucha, ESO Officer of the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Legazpi was present to discuss the role of the LGU in implementing the Sanitation Code of the Philippines. Also, DOST-V and LGU-Legazpi had an agreement on the implementation of FOODSAFE: Establishing Scoring System for Street Food Vending in Legazpi City in CY 2018.
First published on August 12, 2022. Source