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On its 4th year of implementation of the project entitled, “Community Empowerment through Science and Technology (CEST)”, the Provincial Science and Technology Center (PSTC) in Davao Occidental continue to provide assistance to its beneficiaries in the municipality of Don Marcelino particularly, Brgy. North Lamidan.

 

To equip the men and women of Brgy.North Lamidan, the PSTC of Davao Occidental conducted a 3-day Bricks Making Training on November 16-18, 2016. Participants of the training include unemployed residents and pensioners of the barangay, barangay officials, and teachers from John Martin Johnson National High School. The training complements the livelihood/enterprise development and education components of the CEST program as implemented by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

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Mr. Marcelo Gascon (3rd from left) demonstrating clay preparation during the bricks making training held on November 16-18, 2016 at Brgy. North Lamidan.

GASA Baker’s Best is a Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) cooperator of the Department of Science and Technology Region (DOST) Region XI through its Provincial Science and Technology Center (PSTC) in Davao Occidental since 2015. To help the  enterprise and their personnel to appreciate the current good manufacturing practices the DOST through its provincial office in Davao Occidental in cooperation with the Davao Food Safety Team, Inc. (DFST), conducted an in-house Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Awareness Seminar at GASA Baker’s Best on November 15, 2016 at Sta. Maria, Davao occidental. It was participated in by the firm’s fifteen (15) employees composed of the production supervisors, bakers, packers, delivery peddlers, refreshment supervisor, and the owner, Mrs. Celina Lambino.

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Ms. Gilly Marie Gaviola (rightmost) of DFST demonstrating the importance of proper hand washing to employees of GASA Baker’s Best during the GMP Awareness Seminar on November 15, 2016 at Sta. Maria, Davao Occidental.

Geographically, Davao Occidental is an agricultural province where the primary livelihood of people is farming in the uplands and fishing in the coastal areas. One way of stirring the economic growth of the young province, considering its physical structure and attributes, is through enhancing the skills of human resource and promoting entrepreneurship through trainings.

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through its provincial office in Davao Occidental was tapped by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to conduct Techno Demo on Smoked Bangus to their target beneficiaries from the fishing sector. Participants of the said training were from Brgys. Udalo, Buhangin and Poblacion, Malita, Davao Occidental.

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Ms. Cheri May N. Tila (at left), resource person from DOST XI, conducted the Techno Demo on Smoked Bangus on October 27, 2016 at Poblacion, Malita, Davao Occidental.