• 1 of 7 Laboratory Services
  • 2 of 7 Smart Systems
  • 3 of 7 SETUP
  • 4 of 7 SFTO
  • 5 of 7 Food Safety
  • 6 of 7 Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
  • 7 of 7 Science for Change Program

Webinar and Technology Channel (WATCH) is an platform for DOST IV-A FREE online seminars.  Topics are of S&T relevance while resource speakers are from various government organizations, NGAs and reputable private organizations. WATCH streams resources speaker's discussions over the internet, displays presentations and implements a chatbox for audience interaction. It also stores information on all its participants and their evaluations to each webinar conducted. WATCH is accessible at 

Related website: Food Safety Interagency Program -

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DOST IV-A would like to invite you to attend its webinars to be held on January 24, 2017. Below are the topics and schedules:

Basic Nutrition and Wellnness: 09:00-10:00 AM (Manila Time)

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Food Safety at Home: 10:15-11:15 AM (Manila Time)

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Disaster Risk Planning: 02:00-03:300 PM (Manila Time)

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How to Join the WEBINAR:

  1. If you have already registered in the previous webinars, use your existing account to login.
  2. If you do not have an account, pre-register at
  4. Login to WATCH and click NEW WEBINAR to view the upcoming webinars. Click JOIN WEBINAR button on the desired topic.
  5. On January 24, 2017 at 08:50 AM, click the LOGIN button of the site mentioned above and key in your login name and password.

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Back-to-Back Webinar

Fish & Fishery Products Hazards and Control
Ms. Natividad Efondo, Aquaculturist II of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Region (BFAR) IV-A
Nov. 10, 2015, 9:00-10:00 AM

Allergen Control in Food Production
Prof. Bryan Rey O. Oliveros, Assistant Professor from Food Science Cluster, College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)
Nov. 10, 2015, 10:00-11:00 AM


About the Topic:

Biogas originates from the bacteria in the process of bio-degradation of organic material under anaerobic conditions. The natural generation of biogas is an important part of biogeochemical carbon cycle. Methanogens are the last link in a chain of microorganisms, which degrade organic material and return the decomposed products to the environment. In this process biogas is generated, a source of renewable energy. In principle, all organic materials can ferment or be digested. However, only similar liquid and solid waste such as manure and urine from livestock can be processed into simple biogas digester. Methane producing anaerobic bacteria utilized the acids and completes the decomposition process.

Biogas digester is airtight to allow pressure to build up. The pressure pushes out gas and removes the solid by product called sludge. The absence of oxygen in the tank also stops harmful bacteria from multiplying.


The Resource Speaker: FERNANDO “Nanding”E. ABLAZA. The man behind the most success technology transfer efforts of DOST IV-A, initiated implementation of the project on biogas on 1994 under the Comprehensive Tech. Transfer and Commercialization Program. Nanding began transfer of the biogas technology in Rizal using the fixed dome design. The structure was patterned after that of the Indian and Chinese models. However, subsequent use of the units showed that these required some major changes. He successfully crossed the 300th barrier when he constructed the digester unit of Mr. Pedro G. Villanueva of Brgy. Dayapan, Ibaan, Batangas. Through the years, Nanding expanded the use of digester as alternative source to include other regions nationwide.


Back-to-Back Webinar

Ho to Use NOAH Website
Mr. Oscar Lizardo, Project NOAH
February 19, 2016, 9:00-10:00 AM

OpenStreet Mapping for DRRM
Ms. Feye Andal, Project NOAH
February 19, 2016, 10:00-11:00 AM