Independence

“Ang tunay na kalayaan ay nagsisimula sa ating mga sarili…makakamit natin ang tunay na kalayaan if we accept who we are. If we accept who we really are, we can accept others, then and only then, we will become one”, says Dir. Estela L. Cariño, DepEd Regional Director, during her message as guest speaker in the 118th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence dubbed as “Kalayaan 2016: Pagkakaisa, Pag-aambagan, Pagsulong". More than 700 participants coming from different Regional Line Agencies like DOST, PNP, DOT, PopCom, NEDA, DENR, DA, MGB, EMB, BJMP and other organizations joined the said celebration. It started with run-for-a-cause, followed by a zumba exercise, short program and wreath-laying at the foot of Dr. Jose Rizal’s monument in Rizal’s Park.(Photo by KC D. Sucuano/DOST R02-PAI)

In the recent visit of Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development(PCIEERD) Executive Director, Dr. Carlos Primo C. David, said he was very impressed in various Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – PCIEERD funded projects in Cagayan Valley.

Escorted by DOST R02 Regional Director Sancho A. Mabborang and some staff, Dr. David and his project managers namely Mr. Carluz Bautista, Ms. Katrina Landicho and Ms. Grace Estillore took their tour to Quirino Province, Echague and Cauayan in Isabela and Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.

Some projects they visited were: (1) Equipment Manufacturing Cluster Inc. 2 (EMC-2); (2) Rapid Earthquake Damage Assessment System (REDAS) Project; (3) Project Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR); (4) MRB Rice Mill; (5) Agricomponent Machineries and Construction Corporation (AMCC); and, Cagayan State University-DOST R02 Food Innovation Center.

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A tour to MRB Rice Mill. Dr. Carlos Primo C. David, Executive Director of PCIEERD, examines the sample brown rice, the main variety of rice that are sold in MRB Rice Mill, during his project visit in Region 02. The said Rice Mill, owned by Mr. Mark P. Bautista, situated in Diffun, Quirino Province is a Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) adoptor and at the same time, one of the oneSTore Hubs in the region. SETUP is the banner program of DOST that assists micro, small, and medium enterprises to boost their businesses through innovative system support. oneSTore Hub, on the other hand, is a physical store of oneSTore, the e-commerce platform of the Department, where local products from DOST assisted MSMEs are displayed and sold to the public. With him are Ms. Katrina Landicho and Ms. Grace Estillore, Project Managers of PCIEERD. (Photo by KC D. Sucuano/DOST 02-PAI)

On their 8th Balatong Festival Celebration, Regional Director Sancho A. Mabborang, said in his message that Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region 02 will continue to provide assistance that will further improve the livelihood of San Mateoneans.

San Mateo, Isabela is one of the many municipalities in Cagayan Valley that received Science and Technology assistance from DOST Region 02.

The said Department, in partnership with other regional agencies like National Nutrition Council, Department of Education, Department of Trade and Industry, and Department of Labor and Employment, established a Mung Bean Center in the municipality on 2011.

Through this center, San Mateonians were able to produced Mungo Noodles, Rice Mungo Crunchies, Mungo Coffee and other products using Mungo as the main ingredient.

Cauayan City, Isabela – Some academic institutions including Nueva Vizcaya State University (NVSU) and Isabela State University (ISU) have presented their project proposals for funding to Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region 02 headed by Regional Director Sancho A. Mabborang and Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development(PCIEERD) through its Executive Director, Dr. Carlos Primo C. David.

PCIEERD is the key partner of DOST in assisting different academic institutions all over the country by funding various Research and Development projects in their respective institutions.

In the meeting, four proposals were discussed. These include (1) Applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and Remote Sensing Technologies for Disaster Risk Management in Agriculture in Cagayan Valley, (2) Disaster Science and Management using REDAS Phase 3 for Northern Luzon, (3) Development of Water Wheel for Irrigation and Electricity Generation at NVSU, and (4) Food Innovation Center at ISU Cauayan.