The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region 2 and the DOST-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD) recently signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the project, “Inclusion of Products from PCAARRD–assisted MSMEs to oneSTore Nationwide.”
(Seated, from left to right) Engr. Sancho A. Mabborang, DOST Region 2 Director and Dr. Reynaldo V. Ebora, PCAARRD Executive Director lead the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing. (Left to right, standing) Dr. Ricardo Casaway of Cagayan State University-Lal-lo Campus, Ms. Sylvia Lacambra of DOST Region 2; Ms. Marita A. Carlos, PCAARRD-Applied Communication Division Director; Dr. Johnny Batalon, OIC-Deputy Executive Director for Research and Development; and Dr. Melvin B. Carlos, Deputy Executive Director for Administration, Resource Management and Support Services serve as witnesses (Image credit: Paul Czesar T. Katimbang, Applied Communication Division (ACD), PCAARRD)
As the funding agency, Dr. Reynaldo V. Ebora, PCAARRD Executive Director led the MOA signing together with the project’s implementing agency’s head, Engr. Sancho A. Mabborang, Regional Director of DOST Region 2. The project’s duration is from January to December 2020.
With a total grant of ₱4.8 million, the project is expected to include generated technologies and products by micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from projects assisted by the Council. Moreover, it aims to promote PCAARRD technologies/products through various social media platforms in order to increase web traffic awareness and existence of the products in the local market.
oneSTore.ph is a government e-commerce platform that markets 100% Filipino products developed by MSMEs in the country. DOST developed and maintains the platform (Jamsie Joy E. Perez, DOST-PCAARRD S&T Media Services).