PLGU Biliran release financial support for CEST Project with BiPSU and DOST

Monday, January 31, 2022

The Provincial Government of Biliran through Honorable Governor Rogelio J. Espina released today the counterpart fund of the PLGU for the DOST-Community Empowerment through Science and Technology (CEST) project in Higatangan Island implemented by the BiPSU Main Campus. 

Receiving the check amounting to PhP 530,000 is Engr Brian Bernil, BiPSU CEST-Project Team Leader and his Project Staff Mr. Jessie Sanoy, with the presence of DOST-Biliran Project Assistant Ms. Ellen Joyce B. Nartia and Ms. Gretchen Espina, the Governor's Executive Secretary. 

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DOST VIII Biliran PSTC conducts SETUP Forum

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

The DOST Biliran successfully conducted on December 10, 2021 the Annual SETUP Forum in Naval, Biliran in partnership with the DTI-Biliran Provincial Office and the Provincial Government of Biliran thru the Office of the Provincial Agricultural Services. 

 The event included the presentation of DOST SETUP Program to MSMEs from the municipalities of Kawayan, Culaba, and Caibiran to encourage them to avail of SETUP. Likewise, the event was highlighted by the awarding of certificates to SETUP Graduates (those MSMEs who availed SETUP and completed their refund obligations of the financial assistance). One of this year's graduates, the Naval Bicycle Center was awarded a plaque being the Provincial winner and the 1ST Runner Up of the 2021 Region 8 SETUP PRAISE AWARD. 

To encourage further the participants, former SETUP Awardees from Biliran gave their testimonies on how SETUP helped their respective firms. the guests were Mr. Noel Pla of Know Well Office Systems and Mr. Rogelio Cabulang of AR La Naval Motor Parts both in Naval, Biliran. Ms. Sally Requillo of Naval Bicycle Center also gave her testimonies. 

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DOST 8 Biliran PSTC brings S&T to Maripipi Island

Monday, November 15, 2021

The DOST PSTC Biliran Team poses with Maripipi Mayor Caingcoy 
and the participants of the Forum
The Biliran Provincial Science and Technology Center of the Department of Science and Technology Regional Office No. VIII successfully conducted various Science and Technology-based promotion and extension activities in the geographically challenged island municipality of Maripipi. The activities were fully supported by the LGU of Maripipi through Hon. Joseph Caingcoy, who actively graced the activities by his presence and support. Likewise, the Department of Trade and Industry Biliran Provincial Office assisted the DOST through the Negosyo Center Facility and personnel. 
Maripipi town is one of the 8 component municipalities of the Province of Biliran and the only municipality in a separate island. It is the mother town of the popular tourist destination, Sambawan Island, which is another beautiful islet in the various islands comprising the Province of Biliran. 

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DOST-8 helps PRLEC Community in Naval, Biliran

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

In support of the Organic Vegetable production of the Cabungaan Farmer's Association, Naval, Biliran, a priority community under the Poverty Reduction, Livelihood and Employment Cluster (PRLEC) of the NTF-ELCAC, the DOST Biliran conducted on October 22, 2021, a technology demonstration on the operation and use of the shredder for organic fertilizer production. Three operators from the association were trained on how to run the machine. 

The CFA requested DOST-8 for the said equipment to enhance their capability to produce organic fertilizer from vermicast. Biomass farm wastes need to be shredded to enhance their decomposition. The equipment used was initially used as a demo unit pending the approval of the DOST-8 Regional Technical Evaluation Committee (RTEC) and the Regional Director, Engr Ernesto M Granada, for its donation. Once approved, the said machine will be given to the association as long as they need them. 

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

The PSTC Biliran responded to the request of LGU-Naval, through the Livelihood and Training Center for assistance to community on the production of mushroom using mushroom-in-bags technology. The office conducted assessment of the community needs and consider it for possible assistance under CEST (Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology under the areas of Human Resource Development, Enterprise Development, and Nutrition and Food Sufficiency. 

Mushroom production had been one of the approaches to providing alternative and healthier source of protein as substitute to meat for the health conscious. Aside from being a meat alternative, mushrooms make a good ingredient for many meat-based recipes and formulations. 

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DOST-8, BIPSU Energy Audit Team Assists Mini Hydro Project in Biliran

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

DOST-8 through the Biliran PSTC deployed the Energy Audit Team of Biliran Province State University headed by Engr. Bryan Bernil and Engr. Neil Sereรฑo on Sept 16, 2021 to address some problems in the operation of the only micro hydropower system that exist in Biliran Province used by the Cabadiangan Cold Spring Resort in Naval, Biliran. 

Cabadiangan Cold Spring Resort utilizes hydroelectric power for its lighting needs and in the production of tube ice needed by its customers. For more than a year, the resort owners Mr. and Mrs. Vicente Curso, had been using this micro power generation system with the capacity of 5KW. However, the owner has experienced recently unstable power generation. The resort noticed low voltage output even if the water flow is very stable. This resorted them to use the power supplied by the local Electric Cooperative which is more costly instead of using the hydropower system which is a renewable energy source and is free for their use. 

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