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By: Wilma G. del Rosario and Demee Angelica S. Ludia
DOST-CALABARZON, represented by Provincial Director Engr. Samuel Caperiña, LSPU and ALFOP, represented by Engr.Augusto Agus, pose with the suppliers of the Vacuum Freeze Dryer. Photo credits: Ms. Vetch Caperiña
MSMEs all around the region take note as the CALABARZON Food Solutions Hub (C-FoSH) is now a proud home of a Vacuum Freeze Dryer (VFD). Through the technical and equipment assistance provided by DOST-CALABARZON, C-FoSH will now be able to add freeze drying to its offerings. With this, MSMEs in the food industry within CALABARZON and even beyond can get a chance to produce innovative and quality vacuum freeze-dried products.
The C-FoSH project is spearheaded by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in partnership with Laguna State Polytechnic University (LSPU), Association of Laguna Food Processors (ALAFOP), and co-funded by DOST-CALABARZON.
DOST-CALABARZON’s DRRM Team initiates orientation on drafting the PSCP to ensure public service continuity amid risk and disaster
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By: Halyn Lunel A. Gamboa
The Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Team of DOST-CALABARZON organized a virtual orientation on crafting the Public Service Continuity Plan (PSCP) via Zoom platform, February 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Aside from improving risk assessment and management, the orientation aims to assist regional and provincial staff in streamlining their continuity strategies to render public service.
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By: Krizzia Mei C. Esperanza
The Department of Science and Technology – CALABARZON (DOST-CALABARZON) Food Safety Team attended the United States National Restaurant Association (US NRA) ServSafe Food Protection Manager Online Training and Certification on January 19-20, 2021. The participation to the two-day online course is part of the DOST-CALABARZON’s initiative to better assist individuals and MSMEs in the food industry even amidst the pandemic.
Just a few months ago, in November 2020, the DOST-CALABARZON soft launched the Food Safety Self-Assessment Tool (FSSAT), a web application for home-based and online food sellers to track their compliance to basic food hygiene. The FSSAT is under development, and the DOST-CALABARZON’s participation to the online course only contributes in improving the web-based tool. Ms. Emelita P. Bagsit, the OIC-Regional Director of the DOST-CALABARZON, in her opening remarks, cited this project, among other initiatives of the office, as an important step in ensuring food safety in the region despite the challenging restrictions brought about by the pandemic.
MUFAI advances their pursuit on establishing an S&T-based enterprise, capacity building pushed through
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By: John Maico M. Hernandez, DOST-PSTC Batangas
There’s no more turning back for members of Mountview Upland Farmers Association, Inc. (MUFAI) in Brgy. Nasi, Rosario, Batangas, after they harmonized plans and strategies for the establishment of their own Science and Technology (S&T)-based enterprise on January 27-28.
MUFAI came up with an enterprise focused on the production of coconut vinegar and ginger/turmeric tea after the capacity building activity designed to develop a business that fits available community resources, integrates use of research outputs and technologies, and upholds the tenets Community-Based Forest Management (CBFM) program. The development of this proposed enterprise was anchored to the objectives of the Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology (CEST) program in support to the “Agroforestry Support Program for Enhancing Resiliency of Community Based Forest Management Areas (ASPIRE-CBFM)” funded by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) in April 2019. MUFAI, formed by the virtue of Executive Order (EO) No. 263 and allied people-oriented policies and programs of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), was identified as one of the communities for ASPIRE-CBFM. Hence, resources readily available in their CBFM areas such as coconut, ginger and turmeric, were the principal consideration of MUFAI members in proposing the potential enterprise.
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By: Halyn Lunel A. Gamboa
As part of Laguna State Polytechnic’s (LSPU) extension project, the RoboTeach Olympics 2021 was conducted at the Crecencia Drusila Lopez Senior High School, last January 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
In collaboration with DOST-CALABARZON, DepEd Schools Division Office of San Pablo City, and Ideation Design and Development Laboratory (IDD Lab), it aims to prepare and equip the 25 teachers from various schools in San Pablo, Laguna with the knowledge and experience of robotics technology.