NILAGDAAN  ang isang Memorandum of Understanding sa pagitan ng gobyerno nang Kingdom of Saudi Arabia na inirepresenta ni His Excellency Dr. Abdulrahman Alzaid, Assistant Secretary General ng Muslim World League (Rabita Al alam Al Islami) mula sa Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Samantala kinatawan anamn ng Department of Science and Technology Regional Office 12 ang kanilang Regional Director na si HRM Bai-O-Zeybadleem so masiu, Dr. Hadja Sittie Shayma Zenaida P. Hadji Raof Laidan tungkol sa pagpapalawak ng kaalaman para sa Halal dito sa bansa.

Ginanap ang nasabing lagdaan ng MOU sa kasagsagan ng World Halal Assembly 2019 sa Shangri-La Hotel EDSA Mandaluyong nitong Ika 26 at 27 ng Pebrero kung saan si His Excellency Dr. Abdulrahman Alzaid, Assistant Secretary General ng Muslim World League (Rabita Al alam Al Islami) mula sa Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ay kabilang sa mga kilalang panauhin.

Bukod sa karamihang dumalo ay mga Muslim at naroon ang National Commission on Muslim Filipino, DOST at mga negosyanteng Muslim at hindi Muslim makikitang mas marami ang dumalo kaysa nang nakaraang WHA.

Masasabing isang tagumpay na itong maituturing sa mga  nagsusulong ng Halal dahil sa karagdagang naka alam ukol sa dito ngunit aminado si Dr. laidan na sa kabila ng sinimulan nila itong WHA nuon pang 2008, tila kulang pa rin ang kaalaman ng publiko lalo ang hindi Muslim sa Halal.

Isang sistema na holistic ang halal, kabilang ito sa talaan ng mga batas ng Islam o Shariya, kailangan na ang mga mamamahala sa bawat aspeto nito ay Muslim dahil bahagi ito ng pagsunod sa pananampalataya habang para sa mga hindi Muslim, ito ay makatutulong din ng malaki upang maging maayos ang kalusugan at maka iwas sa masama.///abdul malik bin ismail, abdulmalikbinismail6875@gmail.com, 09333816694





*Take a look at the uniform designs made for the DOST-Philippines and
presented during the Textile Stakeholders Conference at the Philippine
International Convention Center in Pasay City on Thursday.*

*The TELA Conference brought together the textile stakeholders and
advocates from various sectors of the government, academe, private
institutions, and social enterprises to focus on the production,
utilization, and the challenges encountered in the industry of the
Philippine Tropical Fabrics (PTF). The uniforms, which were modeled by
selected employees from six government agencies, contain natural textile
fibers like pineapple and abaca produced, spun, woven, and finished in the

*The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Textile Research
Institute (DOST – PTRI) advocates the use of tropical fabrics as mandated
by the Philippine Tropical Fabrics (PTF) Law prescribing the use of local
tropical fabrics for uniforms of government officials and employees. The
event was made possible by DOST – PTRI in celebration of the Philippine
Tropical Fabrics Month.* *The event was held @ Philippine International Convention Center ( PICC) last January 31, 2019. * *Photos by Gerardo Palad, DOST-STII*





Agricultural technologies find home in the regions

The Technology Application and Promotion Institute of the Department of
Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI) brought together the technology
generators and DOST Regional Offices to facilitate a technology pitching on
04 February 2019 at the Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila.

The event, “ROs Meet Tech Gens,” is a preparatory activity of the
Technology Transfer Day which creates a venue to fast-track the adoption
and commercialization of DOST-funded and -generated technologies.

Participants of ROs Meet Tech Gens on 04 February 2019 at the Crimson Hotel
Filinvest City, Manila .A total of 21 technologies from the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD) and the Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) were presented during the event.

“We want our technologies to find home to capable adoptors,” said DOST
Undersecretary for Research and Development Rowena Cristina L. Guevara.

Discussed in the event are the step-by-step guide in technology transfer
and adoption through the signing of the term sheets, issuance of the
Fairness Opinion Report, and signing of the Technology Licensing Agreements.

*Agricultural Machineries*

Among the technologies presented are machines for agricultural productivity
including the *coffee depulper* – helps reduce the breakage of coffee
cherries and attain high quality coffee beans, *coffee moisture meter* –
provides accurate results in determining the moisture content of coffee
beans, *peanut stripper* – separates and

sorts the peanut pods from the vines, and *peanut sheller* – separates and
sorts the peanut kernels from the pods.

*Innovative Infrastructures*

Included in the offering are technological infrastructures for postharvest
activities such as the *coffee dryer* which provides a drying alternative
through a greenhouse-type solar dryer retrofitted with biomass furnace for
coffee beans, operating at low temperature without electricity.

Moreover, the *integrated postharvest facility* for mango includes an
automated table sorter, wash tank, hot water treatment, industrial fan,
weight classifier, and table for packing.

*Sustainable Nourishment*

To ensure that agricultural products attain their maximum potential, it is
important that their source has the optimal environment setting or
nutritional status for growth and development.

Pellet feeds are bite-size pieces and nutritionally-balanced mixture of
forage and grain ingredients, which provides nourishment to goats.

The protein-enriched copra meal (PECM) is the product of the bioprocessing
of copra meal through solid state fermentation to improve its nutritive

Hi-Yeast is a yeast-based biocontrol agent (BCA) that prevents fruit and
vegetable decay caused by pathogens during postharvest handling. This
technology is designed as an alternative and/or supplement to reduce the
use of chemicals in nature and reduce the human health and environmental
risks that comes with the use of existing synthetic control agents.

Kakawate Fertilizer is an organic liquid plant supplement used for
improving the flowering and fruiting of various plants including chili
pepper, tomato, cucumber, eggplant, and squash.

MicroMix is a biostimulant composed of a consortium of bacteria that
enhances the growth of crops, particularly bell pepper and bittergourd. It
was developed as a response to the excessive use of costly chemical
stimulants and fertilizers that significantly increases crop production

*Fraud Prevention*

The *meat detection kit* authenticates and identifies various meats, and
can be used by regulation agencies to prevent frauds in the meat industry.

*Useful Wastes*

To reduce wastage and environment impacts from byproducts, pineapple wastes
are transformed into useful products through the forms of *molded and
briquetted coals* for cooking, *bran as feed supplements* for chicken and
fowls, and *multi-use marinade or meat tenderizing product* for food
processing and other food preparation processes.

*Forest Products*

Forest products were also presented for the direct consumption or
commercial use of stakeholders, such as the *wine barrels from
santol*, *h**igh-pressure
sap displacement (HPSD) system* to force the bamboo sap out, *do-it-yourself
bamboo shelter*, *kiln* for the production of bamboo charcoal, *bamboo
veneer lathe* is for varying thickness bamboo veneers production, *non-wood
dryer*, and *dryer with heat facility* for eliminating insect pests and
disease-infesting wooden packaging materials. *DOST-TAPI S&T Media Service**Jund Rian A. Doringo