DOST aids tech upgrading of handloom weaving, food processing projects in Iloilo

The municipalities of Janiuay and San Enrique in Iloilo continue to show great potential in promoting livelihood projects in their communities. The Tuburan Abacca Handicraft Association (TAHA) of Janiuay, Iloilo, and Agutayan Cubay Agrarian Reform Cooperative (ACARCO) of San Enrique are beneficiaries of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) under its Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program continue reading : DOST aids tech upgrading of handloom weaving, food processing projects in Iloilo

DOST VI provides CLEAR monitoring of workforce’s state of health

There is no doubt that the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry has opened various job opportunities and became one of the important revenue earners for the country’s economy. In Iloilo City alone, the number of BPO companies under the Iloilo Federation of IT grew at 69 last 2019 with 26,820 employees. The industry is greatly continue reading : DOST VI provides CLEAR monitoring of workforce’s state of health

11.7M gov’t assistance to support study of “spirulina” as health supplement

With support from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region VI, the Applied Research and Innovation Laboratory (ARIL), an industry-based research facility with the funding support of P11.7M from DOST-Business Innovation through Science and Technology (BIST) Program, completed the pilot-scale of producing Spirulina tablet and caplet. Grows in both fresh and saltwater, Spirulina is continue reading : 11.7M gov’t assistance to support study of “spirulina” as health supplement

Coffee processing community in NegOcc to benefit the CEST Program

In the mountainous part of the Municipality of E.B. Magalona locates Brgy. Canlusong, a community with an ideal and privileged place to grow coffee trees. With its potential to participate meaningfully in the economy, it faces the challenge of strenuous and costly marketing of their coffee as they are producing hundreds of sacks per harvest continue reading : Coffee processing community in NegOcc to benefit the CEST Program

DOST’s Balik Scientist developing ‘kadios’ as skin antibiotic

What is locally considered a minor crop grown in backyards or on a small amount of farm acreage in Panay Island has a very promising anti-bacterial activity against different types of skin diseases. Traditionally, Kadios is a popular, functional Ilonggo food that has long been an ingredient in the Ilonggo cuisine known as “KBL”, a continue reading : DOST’s Balik Scientist developing ‘kadios’ as skin antibiotic

DOST VI lab determines shelf life of food products in new testing services

Ensuring the welfare concerns and consumer protection concerning to water and food safety and quality, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Western Visayas adjoined the newly established Shelf Life Testing Services in the existing laboratory services of its Regional Standards and Testing Laboratory (RSTL). The DOST VI RSTL also houses the Microbiological Testing Laboratory continue reading : DOST VI lab determines shelf life of food products in new testing services

DOST VI empowers barangays in Capiz through CEST program

Aligned with the agenda to alleviate poverty and provide livelihood by empowering the marginalized segments of society, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) VI continues to address the prevalent issues in communities through its Community Empowerment through Science and Technology (CEST) program in the barangays of Timpas, Capagao, and Tinigban in Panitan, Capiz. The continue reading : DOST VI empowers barangays in Capiz through CEST program

e-Nutribun tech prompts call for squash suppliers

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Western Visayas encourages squash suppliers to contribute for the adopters of the developed Enhanced Nutribun or e-Nutribun.  Currently, there is a shortage of supplies amid the production and distribution of the project. There are now six e-Nutribun technology adopters in Western Visayas, namely Waffle Time Incorporated in continue reading : e-Nutribun tech prompts call for squash suppliers