LIMANG bagong mga teknolohiya ang ipinakita ng Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) ang pinakalamatandang ahensyang nasa ilalim ngayon ng Department of Science and Technology sa ginanap na 2018 Technology Offering nila , fourth series, tungol sa green engineering technologies.
Pagpapahalaga sa kalikasan at mga tenolohiyang hindi naakasira sa kapaligiran ang limang teknolohiyang ipinakita ng ITDI at ginanap ito sa Auditorium ng Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) sa Bicutan, Punong tanggapan ng DOST.
Kabilang sa mga teknolohiya ay ang Charcoal Briquettes from fruit and rootcrop peals ni Engr. Apollo Victor Bawagan; Compact Waste water treatment for quick service restaurant ni Engr. Reynaldo Esguerra; Dual Drum Composter ni Dr. Myra L. Tansengco; AC oil spill absorbent ni Dr Emelda Ongo at Abaca Fiber reinforced composit for industrial applications ni Dr. Marissa A. Paglicawan.
Samut saring komento at reaksyon buhat sa mga bisita at nakibahagi sa nasabing aktibidad ang nadinig ng mga nagpresenta pawang mga positibo at negatibo kabilang ang safety concerns at business opportunities sa likod ng teknolohiyang ibinabahagi.
Kabilang sa mga opisyales ng DOST na nakibahagi ay si USec Rowena Guevara at ang OIC ng ITDI na si Dr. Annabelle V. Briones.///michael N. Balaguer,09333816694, firstname.lastname@example.org
DOST INNOVATIONS STUN PALAWENOS IN THE STI ROADSHOW IN CORON Dr. Ma Josefina P. Abilay, the Regional Director of DOST MIMAROPA With 140 attendees and participants, the Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) Roadshow was completed in Coron, Palawan last October 25-26, 2017. The STI Roadshow, delivered by DOST-MIMAROPA through the Provincial Science and Technology Center -Palawan (PSTC- Palawan), in partnership with the Local Government of Coron (LGU-Coron), Department of Agrarian Reform-Palawan (DAR-Palawan), and the Calamian Islands Power Corporation (CIPC) offers micro-enterprises/ industry; local government units and other local government agencies; officials, faculty, and students from the academe; researchers; non-government agencies, and a wider public an opportunity to discover various technologies that are, and could be relevant to their everyday life. The STI Roadshow also intends to stimulate interest, improve motivation and attitude towards S&T, and open people’s eyes to the breath-taking opportunities that the scientific community has to offer. The two-day event which opened in Sunlight Guest Hotel, Coron, Palawan featured three different activities reflecting DOST’s existing programs and services and potential S&T endeavors for the municipality. These activities include technology forums, cGMP and Food Safety Practices and Training, and Site Visitations to potential beneficiaries. Dr. Ma. Josefina P. Abilay, Regional Director of DOST-MIMAROPA, welcomed the audience with a brief account of the programs and services that have benefitted MIMAROPA communities for the past years. Some of the DOST-developed technologies that were showcased during the roadshow were the E-Trike and the Environment-friendly Septic (Eco-sep) Tank. DOST-MIMAROPA continuous to ensure ecologically sustainable development in its provinces by introducing technologies that aim to boost the tourism sector while protecting the environment. Palawan is considered as an eco-tourism hub in the MIMAROPA Region. Coron, which lies in the northern part of Palawan and one of the islands comprising the Calamianes, has recently become a popular and must-visit destination in the province. Not only Filipinos, but also foreigners flock to the island because of its pristine white and clear blue water beaches, lakes and lagoons, and diving sites. This major tourism boom also led to the flourishing of resorts and hotels in the area. It stands to reason that a province with these natural wonders and tourism activity should strive to maintain its beauty. Resort and hotel owners now suddenly face the challenge of managing wastes so as to maintain the island’s natural beauty. As a response to this need, DOST-MIMAROPA organized a technology forum bringing the wastewater contamination solution to island. Members of the association of resort and hotel owners were introduced to Eco-Sep or an eco-friendly septic water management system that contains Vigormin- an organo-mineral product that hastens the decomposition of harmful bacteria present in septic tanks thereby preventing water contamination. The roadshow also featured an orientation on Electric Vehicle Technology or the E-trike. DOST-MIMAROPA encouraged members of the Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (TODA) in Coron, Palawan to adopt the said technology to minimize carbon emission in the province. Other STI-related programs and services of DOST to support upgrading of micro-enterprises and community-based enterprises in the Calamian Islands were also discussed during the forum. Such include the Small Enterprise Technology Program (SETUP, technology trainings, and laboratory testing and analysis and calibration services. MSMEs different sectors such as food processing, furniture, gifts/house ware/decors, aquaculture, horticulture and agriculture, welding and machine shop, and health product and services participated in the forum which also featured a one-on-one consultation for those who are interested in availing the services. Technology trainings were also conducted during the roadshow which include a training on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Food Safety and a hands-on training on Inspection and Verification of Fuel Dispensers and Spring Type Weighing Scales for representatives of LGU Coron, Culion, and Busuanga. With the aim of extending the benefits of the DOST’s SETUP to more local entrepreneurs, particularly to those based in Coron, Palawan, site visits were also conducted in five (5) micro-enterprises in Palawan namely: Lumpia Wrapper Manufacturer, Corong Lokals Marketing and Services, Aramintas Arts and Crafts, Eco Cashew, and Coron Harvest. These micro-enterprises are eyed to be the first-ever SETUP adoptors in the municipality.///Phylicia Ann Baguyo (DOST MIMAROPA) -30- ORIENTAL MINDORO IP TEACHERS TRAINED ON “HANDS-ON, MINDS-ON MICROSCALE CHEMISTRY Dr. Ma. Josefina P. Abilay, the Regional director of DOST MIMAROPA and Mr. Jesse M. Pine with the The Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology (PFST) in cooperation with the Department of Education – Division of Oriental Mindoro and the Department of Science and Technology- MIMAROPA (DOST-MIMAROPA) through the Provincial Science and Technology Center- Oriental Mindoro (PSTC- Oriental Mindoro) brought the “Hands-on, Minds-on Microscale Chemistry” (HOMOMICH) to Mangyan teachers and other teachers of Mangyan students from all over Oriental Mindoro last November 24, 2017. HOMOMICH is a creative approach in teaching Science that challenges students while enjoying different interactive activities. Prof. Cora S. Salumbides, a DOST Balik Scientist Awardee and Scientist-in-Residence of the PFST introduced the microscale technique in teaching Chemistry and General Science which uses the “Laboratory in a Box” (Lab Box) during the one-day activity-based training hosted by Nabuslot National High School in Pinamalayan. PFST chose 30 Mangyan teachers and other mentors who teach Mangyan students, as training beneficiaries. According to Prof. Salumbides, “It is time to recognize the teachers’ efforts and help ease the burden of preparing laboratory materials and modules for their students to best understand the principles of Science.” Salumbides also pointed out that the Lab Box can be used not only in Chemistry, but also in teaching and learning General Science concepts The Lab Box is designed that will allow the teacher to easily carry it from one classroom to another. One kit can be used in teaching 50 students. The box contains minute quantities of chemicals that are not hazardous to the students and the environment and could last for three (3) years. The particiants during the training were given individual and group tasks using the materials from the Lab Box. According to Salumbides, the most valuable material in the Lab Box is the Teacher’s Guide which details the activities and experiments aligned with the Department of Education’s K-12 program. *Teachers while mixing chemicals based on the instruction manual* The activities and experiments focused on topics about solutions and substances; properties of solid, liquid and gas; and principles of conservation of mass to chemical reactions. Using the lab box, such topics which may seem complicated for the students can now be understood in a fun, engaging, and educational manner. Each participant also received their own Lab Box at the end of the event. Education Program Supervisors, Dr. Haide M. Padua and Ms. Claire Villaruel thanked PFST and Dr. Salumbides for choosing Oriental Mindoro as venue to conduct the workshop. Dr. Padua requested the participants to maximize the use of the materials and take good care of it so that more students will be able to experience it. Provincial Science and Technology Director (PSTD) Jesse M. Pine of Provincial Science and Technology Center-Oriental Mindoro (PSTC- Oriental Mindoro), encouraged that this activity be duplicated in more communities to help more students and teachers in the province. The balik scientist awardee assured that they are more than willing to roll out more laboratory in box with the help of any private and public agencies.///Djonna Gay I. Albufera (DOST MIMAROPA)