Livelihood opportunities through S&T introduced

ALAMINOS CITY– Science, technology and innovation projects and benefits developed by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and its attached agencies were put on exhibit on Sept. 18-21 at Don Leopoldo Sison Convention Center here.

The activity commenced with the launching of Philippine Standard Time at the Alaminos City Hall, followed by the opening of exhibits and the ceremonial signing of the City and S&T Coordinating Council.

To the delight of S&T enthusiasts and students, Technology exhibits like mobile planetarium, RxBox Medical Assessment and fora or trainings like improving bamboo industry, improving peanut production, Salt project launching, agriculture and aquaculture productivity, bottled bangus and tuyo making, basic baking 101 were featured.

Other exhibits included nutritious and emergency food reserve, fermented fish processing, calamansi juice and concentrate processing, pickled vegetable making, banana, camote and cassava chips making, robotics workshop and competition, among others were also featured.

DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said DOST extends help to disadvantaged and marginal communities through S&T in different ways including generating livelihood through technology.

Dela Peña said DOST also has its scholarship program where LGUs can help in campaigning in schools in their respective area to try their scholarship examinations.

He thanked Alaminos City for collaborating with them.

Mayor Arthur Celeste thanked DOST for bringing the crab hatchery, corral transplantation at the Hundred Islands National Park.

The mayor said the town will combine tourism thrust with science and technology developments.

Alaminos City is being visited by millions of tourists, both foreign and local.

He said a hub with one town one product that features the inventions of DOST will support local inventors. (PhilStar wire service)

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