DOST holds training for food processors in Camarines Norte

  • May 17, 2017
  • Rosalita B. Manlangit

DAET, Camarines Norte, May 17 (PIA) - The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) here has conducted trainings on pineapple, pili, and coconut products processing and enhancement on product packaging and labelling.

 

Marilou J. Belgado, science research specialist said that the training on pineapple, pili and coconut products benefited around 50 students and teachers of Capalonga College.  

 

The three-day training was composed of lecture and demonstration in which participants were able to produce pineapple wine, pili tart, coconut vinegar and coconut wine.

 

Belgado said their newly-acquired skill in production would earn for them additional income.

 

The other training, the enhancement on product packaging and labelling was requested by the Department of Agrarian Reform Camarines Norte Provincial Office in order to assist the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs) in Camarines Norte.

 

At least 36 farm workers belonging to at least seven ARBOs and DAR personnel took part in the two-day training.

 

She said that five ARBOs are engaged in food processing and cosmetic products wherein line agencies like the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) have previously provided skills training.

 

It will enable them to meet a precondition under the Food and Drug Administration License to Operate (FDA LTO) which requires appropriate packaging and label designs for products, she said.

 

Belgado said that among the topics she discussed during the training were Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP), labelling and its objective and importance, label information, mandatory requirement areas in label and additional requirements in the label.

 

The products which were labelled by the participants are instant salabat, ginger brew, soap and lotion with citronella, vinegar, rice coffee, smoked fish or tinapa.

 

In another vein, she announced that the DOST has a program named One Expert, an interactive web-based nationwide pool of science and technology experts. 

 

One Expert seeks to provide technical advise and consultancy services to Filipino anywhere in the country. It aims to improve access between experts and people living outside of major urban centers where most research and technical institutions are located.

 

But for those areas without internet access, the DOST  has its STARBOOKS or Science and Technology Academic and Research Based Openly Operated Kiosk System which serves the information access portals.

 

In the province the DOST has already installed STARBOOKS in Labo Science High School, Mabini Colleges, and in four campuses of Camarines Norte State College,.

 

Belgado urge stakeholders like local government units, schools, non-government organizations to become partners in the setting-up of the STARBOOKS in their locality.

 

All this was discussed during a recent airing of Talakayan sa PIA over DWCN-Radyo ng Bayan. (EAD/RBM-PIA5/Camarines Norte)


Other News

PNP, water district sign MOA to protect Isarog watershed in Bicol
  • August 17, 2017
NAGA CITY, Aug. 16 (PIA) – With its mandate to protect, manage, develop and conserve the Mt. Isarog Natural Park (MINP) in Camarines Sur, the Metro Naga Water District (MNWD) had the Naga City Police Station as its newest stakeholder in the collaboration to protect and conserve the MINP. On Aug. 7, the Naga police and the MNWD signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to firm up the cooperation and collaboration between the two entities.   MNWD Board Chairman Jorge T. Palma said the MOA intends to address the protection, conservation and rehabilitation of a portion of the MINP wate...Read more
Surigao delegates join global waste management confab in Bangkok
  • August 17, 2017
SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Aug. 17 (PIA) – In an effort to gain insights and learn best practices of proper waste management abroad, Governor Sol F. Matugas led the Surigao del Norte delegation who participated in the Global Waste Management Conference 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand last August 1-2. With the theme, “Building Sustainability in an Urbanized World through Strategic Waste Management,” the International Global Waste Management Conference 2017 is the first in Asia, designed to provide a platform to address the rising issues in relation to the negative impacts of waste on h...Read more
DepEd School Building Program: A Briefer
  • August 17, 2017
PASIG CITY, Aug. 17 -- On par with the President’s directive to “Build, Build, Build”, the Department of Education (DepEd) has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to outline the strategy for the implementation of the Basic Education Facilities Fund (BEFF).   Part of the agreement was for DepEd and DPWH to jointly conduct the validation of proposed school building to determine: a) buildable spaces, b) classroom building types, and c) actual project costs. An important part of this strategy is the conduct of geo-technical...Read more
Congressman Bordado highlights achievements in State of the District Address
  • August 17, 2017
NAGA CITY, Aug. 17 (PIA) –Camarines Sur Rep. Gabriel H. Bordado Jr. (third district) delivered the first ever State of the District Address last Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Eurotel Convention Center here.   Before a well-attended gathering of local officials and civil society leaders in his district, Bordado presented a summary of his accomplishments for July 2016  to July 2017.   For his legislative work, Bordado had a perfect attendance during sessions in Congress where he was present 97 times in 97 session days.  He also authored and co-authored 93 Bills, made five manife...Read more