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By: Princess Plebiscite B. Tope, DOST MIS OJT

“Digital transformation is a long process that needs full support of the top management,” Engr. Francisco R. Barquilla, III, Assistant Regional Director (ARD) for Technical Operations of Department of Science and Technology (DOST) CALABARZON stated.

DOST-CALABARZON held a benchmarking activity for the local government unit (LGU) of Sto. Tomas, Batangas, to showcase its information and communications technology (ICT) initiatives and best practices, held at the DOST-CALABARZON Regional Office in Los Baños on March 9, 2023.

The event aims to orient the government officials and employees about the information systems of the agency, as part of the “Aksyon Bilis” program by Atty. Arth Jhun Aguilar Marasigan, City Mayor of Sto. Tomas, Batangas. In particular, the local authorities seek to improve their current human resource management system as Sto. Tomas now becomes a city consisting of more than 900 employees.

By: John Maico M. Hernandez

Agriculture-based associations in Batangas province were capacitated on mango and calamansi processing in a technology training conducted by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-Batangas, in partnership with the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) - Batangas, held at OPA Training Hall, Diversion Road, Batangas City, May 11.

Agriculture-based associations such as Women’s Rural Improvement Club (RIC), Batangas Mango Growers Association, and 4H Club – Batangas participated in the technology training which aimed to provide them value addition technologies of mango and calamansi.

By John Maico Hernandez

 

Batangas City buri leaf weavers underwent a training on indigenous fibers dyeing technology to streamline their dyeing processes and improve the quality of their products, held at the Research Training Center, Office of the City Veterinary and Agriculture, Bolbok, Batangas City, March 07-08.

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-Batangas and the DOST Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) conducted the two-day training in response to the call for science and technology-based intervention of the Batangas City Agriculture Office, to improve the existing dyeing practices of buri leaf weavers who are also members of the Batangas City Rural Improvement Club Marketing Cooperative.

By: John Maico M. Hernandez

Barangay functionaries in MataasnaKahoy, Batangas were trained on the value addition of root crops in a technology training conducted by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-Batangas, in partnership with the Local Government Unit of MataasnaKahoy, Batangas (LGU-MataasnaKahoy), held at the Municipal Multipurpose Hall of MataasnaKahoy, Batangas, May 05.

The training, organized for 26 barangay functionaries such as health workers, nutrition scholars, police (tanod), secretaries, and councilors, was designed to provide the participants with technologies on value addition of root crops such as ube (purple yam), taro, and cassava that shall serve as their input in establishing community enterprises. 

By: John Maico M. Hernandez

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Batangas City underwent a seminar on product packaging technologies and label requirements conducted by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-Batangas, in partnership with the Office of Batangas City Agriculture at the Research Training Center, Office of the City Veterinary and Agricultural Services, Bolbok, Batangas City last May 3.

Mr. John Maico M. Hernandez, Science Research Specialist I at DOST-Batangas, served as the resource speaker during the activity.

The training was divided into two parts, such as the packaging technologies and labeling requirements. The packaging technology session covered the topics about the definition and functions of food packaging, factors in selecting product packaging, food packaging materials, packaging material tests, and food packaging techniques. Several innovations on product packaging were also tackled.