By Estrella Z. Gallardo
The Department of Science and Technology, Region 2 in collaboration with Dr. Urdujah A. Tejada, President of Cagayan State University (CSU), Tuguegarao City, Cagayan celebrated the 2019 Regional Science and Technology Week at Cagayan State University Gymnasium on August 27, 2019 and last-until August 30, 2019.
Engr. Sancho A. Mabborang, Regional Director, DOST 2 welcomed guests and participants to the Regional Science and Technology (RSTW), stressing on the efforts and concern of the collaborating parties. “Science for the People: Inventions and Innovations for sustaining Development,” which is the theme of the event.
Prof. Fortunato T. de la Pena, Secretary of DOST expressed support to the program of DOST, science and technology closer to the people.
He has mentioned the development of small and medium enterprises all over the country, through inventions and innovations, which DOST is helping through interventions in the form of machineries, equipment and technologies.
Some manufacturing concerns have availed of the machineries and equipment needed to facilitate foster and better output of the products at a much higher volume.
“Most of the time, the products are good but the packaging lacks good presentation,” said Secretary de la Pena. DOST has also encouraged inventors and innovators to protect their property rights by registering their inventions and innovations with the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) headed by Dr. Edgar Garcia, who conducted seminar on patenting services.
Sec. Fortunato T. de la Pena was also with the “Meet the Press” at the CSU Andrews Hotel, which scope of talking points are Tuklas Lunas Development Center, DOST-CSU Technology Business Incubation, Natural Products Research and Innovation Center, RGIN: Innovation Hub, E-Trike Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits S&T Summit for LGUs and other S&T issues and matters.
RGIN (Regional Geographic’s Information Network) is a platform that facilitates the creation, sharing and collaborative use of geoportal data launched at NEDA 2, Regional Government Center on August 27, 2019. It is a centralized platform to share special data, open data (public) and restricted data (RGIN Member).
Tuklas Lunas Development Center (TLDC), the overall aim of the program is to develop anti-infection and anti-pain herbal products from endemic, indigenous and rare plants from Region 2.
It has collected 52 samples and processed maximum of 100 plant extracts, subjected to primary essay, according to Dr. Teresita A. Taboag, ARD Technical Operation Services.
There was also the launching of the e-trike led by Hon. Fortunato T. de la Pena, Urdujah A. Tejada, Sancho A. Mabborang and CEO Luther G. Abanez. Sec. de la Pena led the demonstration ride within the campus, CSU Carig, Tuguegarao City.
The installation of e-trike can reduce pollution and save on fuel gas and diseases caused by pollution. The presence of the e-trike will naturally convince commuters and businessmen to engage and adopt the utilization of the e-trike not only in the government center but throughout the region.
The adoption of e-trike will lead to the opening of a new business venture, specially the opening of battery charging facilities which will create employment.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Signing between DOST and AAI Logistics Cargo Express, Inc. and PayMaya Philippines took place at Hotel Roma on August 26, 2019, so with the presentation on DOST-PayMaya Partnership.
In the evening of August 27, there was the Fellowship, Cultural Night and Pre Pageant of Search for Ginoo at Binibining Agham at Teknolohiya joined by young “Adonises and Venuses” of students in CSU, who displayed prowess doing their Modelling walks and poses, with the designated beautiful attires for the members, each one performed.
Oh what a night of excitements, laughters, screams and cheers inside the CSU Andrews Gymnasium, as they watched carefully the movements of the contestants for the Search for the Ginoo at Binibining Agham at Teknolohiya, August 29, 2019.
The pageants that is in its third year now has added more life to the RSTW Celebration 2019 in Region 2, according to Engr. Mobborang, Director, Region 2, DOST.
On August 28, the 2019 Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE) opened at Robinson’s Mall, Tuguegarao City and lasted until August 30. A number of students participated in the contest and exhibits at the mall, proudly showing their inventions and innovation on: Multi-Grain Milling Machine, Cassava Chopper with Tumbler Biomass Briquetting Machine, Cone type Magnetic Sand Collector, Prime-Mover Magnetic Sand Separator, Biomass Chipping-Shedding Decorating Apparatus, Peanut Stripper Cum Pod Sorter, Peanut Shells-Sorter, Peanut Bolt Storage, Prototype Gas Leak Detecting Device, Non-Fuel Self Propelled Heavy Duty Generator, Wheel Rator Stepper Motor Generator as an Alternative Source of Electricity Automated Sensor for Oxygen and PH Level Monitoring, A Plastic Battle to Cash Points Converter, Magnetically Amplified Sound Based Power Generator, Rice Husk as Water Resistant Particle Board, Flood Monetary Alarm, and System, SAPIENTA Soy Protein Based Film with Porantes Orange (Citrus Sensor 4 USB), Pectin Enhancer Alternative Bio Plastic and Guava Leaves Crude Extract as an Addictive to Anti-Collusion Organic Plant among others.
The number of contestants to RICE increases every celebration, manifesting the student’s interest and enthusiasm to science and technology to one’s progress and development economically in whatever aspects he or she would like to explore on venture toward self, family, community and country’s for sustainable development. (PPCI)
Images Credits: DOST Region 2