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Mr. Ronald Pangan of DOST trains 17 banana plant supervisors on equipment calibration and maintenance on February 7-8, at La Roxas, Maramag, Bukidnon.

The Department of Science and Technology region 10 has recently conducted training on equipment maintenance and calibration at Farmind Asia Banana Corporation (FABC), La Roxas, Maramag, Bukidnon.

On February 7-8, 17 plant calibration officers and supervisors from the firm actively participated in the training on Calibration of Electronic Balances, Thermometers, and Volumetric Wares. This group of technical manpower directly handles the company’s machineries’ maintenance and calibration in the production facility.

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Owners Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Khio with DOST Misamis Oriental staff, Ms. Joanna Magto, discussing their firm’s growth since acquiring the equipment provided through the SETUP program, during the project monitoring of the agency.

With the recently availed consultancy services from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Cagayan de Oro’s famous Josephus Boneless Lechon acquires License to Operate (LTO) and expands business opportunities in the city.

The firm has recently been assisted by the agency in its application to the mandatory license from the Food and Drug Administration. This is a continuous assistance under the Manufacturing Productivity Extension Program (MPEX). This program provides assistance to the drafting of the firm’s Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) and Good Manufacturing Practices Manuals. These manuals are among the major requirements for the FDA-LTO application. The firm’s production facility has also been enhanced in compliance to the FDA’s standards and to boost efficiency in the working area.

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DOST Bukidnon officially turnovers the Hydrosteam Distilling equipment for the citronella facility to the Local Government Unit of Talakag and to the beneficiary, Power Alternative Agenda in Mindanao, Inc. (PALAG-Mindanao, Inc.) on December 20, 2022 at itio Kalapat, Barangay Tagbak, Talakag, Bukidnon

To widen the economic opportunities in Barangay Tagbak, Talakag, Bukidnon, the Department of Science and Technology establishes a citronella facility in one of its remote areas, Sitio Kalapat. In partnership with the Local Government Unit, around 15 Talaandig families are now capable of producing their own citronella oil from their own extensive citronella plantation.

The Talaandig Community in Sitio Kalapat, Barangay Tagbak, Talakag, Bukidnon through their organization, Power Alternative Agenda in Mindanao, Inc. (PALAG-Mindanao, Inc.) will manage the citronella facility, featuring the newly installed Citronella Oil Processing through Hydrosteam Distillation.


SG Ventures Operations Manager Ms. Agnes Emelda Gonzales with DOST representatives and third-party hired consultants during their online consultations prior to the acquisition of FDA-LTO and other consultancy services

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - With the newly acquired License to Operate (LTO) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), SG Business Ventures Inc., a woman-led enterprise, is now eyeing more business opportunities, including expansion of their e-nutribun production in more parts of Cagayan de Oro City and in neighboring cities and provinces.

The firm received the License to Operate, through the consultancy services of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). This support included a writeshop on documentation for current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), and quality Standard Sanitation Operating policies, plans and procedures (SSOPs). These documents are among the major requirements of the FDA.


Screenshot photo during the 11th TWG Meeting of SciTech Superhighway
Program meeting via Zoom with partners and stakeholders from various DOST regional offices.

Twenty-six firms from various provinces in Northern Mindanao acquire intellectual property rights through the acquisition of trademark registration. The Department of Science and Technology has successfully assisted these firms through the SciTech Superhighway program. The certificates of registration are from and signed by the Bureau of Trademarks - Intellectual Property of the Philippines, with a 10-year validity period. 

In partnership with the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHIL) and the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI), DOST region 10 was able to endorse these applications. The SciTech Superhighway is a collaborative project of DOST-TAPI and IPOPHIL to strategize ways to streamline and hasten formality examinations of IP applications and other administrative processes up until the financial assistance of the following fees: Filing Fee, 1st Publication Fee, 2nd Publication Fee, and Issuance Fee.