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The Department of Science and Technology Region XII through the DOST Sultan Kudarat Provincial Office turned over 6 million worth of equipment to chosen beneficiaries in the province last 7 April, 2022 at the Department of Science and Technology Philippine National Halal Laboratory and Science Center, Brgy. Paraiso, Koronadal City.

The turnover, headed by DOST Regional Director Engr. Sammy P. Malawan CESE enjoined with DOST Sultan Kudarat Provincial Office Director Ms. Zenaida Guiano was attended by DOST staff and project leaders and beneficiaries of CEST and GIA Programs.

 

List of beneficiaries:

 

Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology (CEST)

 

1. Lomoyon Youth and Senior Citizen Alliance Development Association-Support to Lomoyon Youth and Senior Citizen Alliance Development Association for Cardava/Banana Growing Farming (LYSCADA) (Brgy. Lomoyon, Columbio)

2. Stallion Agrarian Reform Beneficiary Association- Provision of Science and Technology Assistance on Calamansi Processing (Brgy. Lagandang, Isulan)

3. Capilan Small Coconut Farmers Organization- Provision of Science and Technology Assistance on Tableya processing (Brgy. Capilan, Lebak)

4. Bayasong Farmers and Fisheries Council Association- Upgrading Technology on Fish Processing (Brgy. Tamnag, Lutayan)

CEST Disaster Prone Areas

1. Samahan Ng Mga Kababaihan- Provision of Science and Technology Assistance on Banana Based Processing (Brgy. Tinumigues, Lambayong)

2. Baliwan Bangsamoro Farmers Association- Provision of Science and Technology Assistance on Banana Based Processing/Health and Nutrition for Children (Brgy. Pinguiaman, Lambayong)

3. Makabangon Farmers Association- Provision of Science and Technology Assistance on Banana Based Processing and/or Calamansi Juice Processing (Brgy. Udtong, Lambayong)

 

CEST ELCAC

 

1. Sinapulan Peace and Development Volunteers Farmer Association- Provision of Science and Technology Assistance on Mushroom Culture and Spawn Production (Brgy. Sinapulan, Columbio)

2. Columbio Local Council of Women- Provision of Science and Technology Assistance on mango and calamansi juice processing (Brgy. Poblacion, Columbio)

3. Rural Improvement Club-Sucob- Provision of Science and Technology Assistance on Banana Chips Processing (Brgy. Sucob, Columbio)

4. Sitio Blanga Farmers Association- Provision of Science and Technology Assistance on Coffee Processing (Brgy. Nalilidan, Kalamansig)

 

CEST EPAHP

 

1. Bupantay Bida Irrigators Assocition, Inc - Provision of Science and Technology Assistance on Mushroom Spawn Production & Culture (Brgy. Bual, Isulan)

2. PPATTABA Irrigators Association, Inc. - Provision of Science and Technology Assistance on Mushroom Spawn Production & Culture (Brgy. Purikay, Lebak)

 

Grant-in-Aid (GIA)

 

1. Datu Wasay Coffee Growers Association - Upgrading the coffee processing industry in the hinterlands (Brgy. Datu Wasay, Kalamansig)

On his opening speech, RD Malawan emphasized the importance of helping one another “DOST XII is here to help you grow your businesses and projects, let us help hand in hand in order to make Region XII great, DOST XII is here to guide you and help you discover your best potential”, he said.

 

CEST is a set of science and technology interventions aimed at creating progressive, empowered, and resilient rural communities.

Through S&T interventions in health and nutrition, water and sanitation, basic education and literacy, livelihood/economic enterprise development, catastrophe risk reduction, and climate change adaptation, the initiative aims to empower the poorest and most depressed populations in the country.

 

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