17 May 2023

The DOST Secretary Dr. Renato Solidum, Jr. with DOST Planning and Evaluation Service Director Cezar Pedraza visited DOST-assisted projects in Baguio City on 17 May 2023.

Secretary Solidum visited the Mountain High Dairy Cooperative (MHDC) located at Santo Tomas Road, Dontogan, Baguio City. The MHDC was assisted by the DOST’s Community-based Project (CBP) through the provision of technology equipment, functional packaging and label design, and technology training.

Likewise, Secretary Solidum visited DOST-assisted projects at the University of the Philippines-Baguio, particularly the R&D and the Innovation Centers, including the Landslide Knowledge Management Center; MULAT BLISTT: Modelling and Understanding LAndslide evenTs in Baguio-La Trinidad-Itogon-Sablan-Tuba-Tublay; Tuklas Lunas Development Center; Valorization of Agri-food Waste; and Plasma Physics Laboratory.

He urged the researchers of the university to go beyond publishing their works in journal and to pursue commercialization of their R&D outputs. He also mentioned the importance of integrating S&T and economics for improved R&D outcomes.

Secretary Solidum also visited the Provincial S&T Office (PSTO) Benguet and DOST PHIVOLCS Baguio Satellite Office. He was ushered by the DOST-CAR Regional Director Dr. Nancy A. Bantog, ARD-FOS Engr. Angel L. Maguen, Provincial Director of PSTO-Benguet, Dr. Sheila Marie Singa-Claver, and DOST-CAR staff.

Rest assured that the DOST-CAR will work hand in hand with its stakeholders to advance science, technology and innovation in the region.

proj visitDOST Secretary Dr. Renato Solidum, Jr. visits (A) Mountain High Dairy Cooperative (MHDC), (B) DOST PHIVOLCS Baguio Satellite Office, (C) University of the Philippines-Baguio, and (D) Provincial S&T Office (PSTO) Benguet on May 17, 2023.