RG Herbal Oil receives DOST- recognition

Friday, January 13, 2017


Mr. Giovanni T. Dignos accepting his Certificates of Completion and
Ownership handed by Engr. Ramil T. Uy, Sr. SRS-DOST 8
and Mr. Romeo L. Dignos, PSTD-Biliran


Anyone who works hard to deliver desired outputs with willpower reaps the recognition he deserves. Just like Mr. Giovani T. Dignos, owner of RG Herbal Oil Repacking and Marketing, whom DOST-8 recognized and awarded with the Certificates of Completion and Ownership in recognition of his dedication and commitment in efficiently paying and completing his financial obligation to DOST SETUP. The awarding ceremony was done last December 1, 2016 at NSU Hostel, Naval, Biliran during the conduct of the 2016 SETUP Forum. 

RG Herbal Oil Repacking and Marketing is the producer of RG Herbal Oil, a popular liniment made from mineral oil, and extract from various medicinal plants. Before the DOST intervention, the enterprise produces herbal oil using ordinary equipment through a simple production process. On his short testimony during the SETUP Forum, the owner described how he converted and used big recycled cans as cooking tool in producing herbal oil. The cans corrode fast and he had to replace them every month. He tried using large aluminum kettles, but the largest he could have made him produce the required volume for the whole month. He also used firewood for oil extraction and product cooking. He comically shared his experience on how his neighbors had thought that their house was on fire whenever he was cooking due to the heavy smoke that the wooden firewood created.


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Biliran studes qualify for the DOST-SEI 2016 Junior Level Science Scholarships

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Two students from the Naval State University passed the scholarship examinations for the 2016 Junior Level Science Scholarships conducted nationwide by the DOST-Science Education Institute (SEI) last October 2016.

The successful examinees are Oliver B. Jaguines and Emmanuel Salvador Y. Maturana, both second year BS Computer Engineering students of NSU.

The JLSS is a scholarship program of the DOST-SEI under the Republic Act No. 7687 or the “Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 1994”, Republic Act No. 10612 or the “Fast-Tracked S&T Scholarship Act of 2013”, and the Merit Scholarship Program.

The new scholars will receive scholarship benefits for the next three years beginning next school year. The NSU students who qualified under RA 10612 will be entitled to subsidy in tuition fee and other school fees, monthly living allowance, book allowance, among others, in the last 3 years of their undergraduate studies.

For the complete list of qualifiers from Region VIII please visit the link. Complete list

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DOST 8 recognizes Know Well's SETUP performance

Tuesday, December 13, 2016




Mr. Noel B. Pla, proprietor of Know Well Office Systems, receiving Certificates
of Completion and Ownership from DOST 8 through Mr. Romeo L. Dignos, 
PSTD-Biliran and Engr. Ramil T. Uy, Sr. SRS-DOST 8.

“Know Well Office Systems have grown significantly in just 3 years, and was able to maximize the support of DOST SETUP because we believe, we have chosen a good strategy in doing business,” said Mr Noel B. Pla, proprietor of Know Well Office Systems in Naval, Biliran. 

Mr. Noel B. Pla, alongside Mr. Giovanni Dignos, has been awarded the Certificates of Completion and Ownership last December 1, 2016 at NSU Hostel, NSU Compound, Naval, Biliran during the conduct of the 2016 SETUP Forum. The certificates were given to him in recognition of his dedication and commitment to DOST SETUP by efficiently paying and completing his financial obligation to the agency. 

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