Science for the people

The Representative of the First District of La Union, Congressman Pablo C. Ortega; City Mayor Hermenegildo “Dong” Gualberto; Provincial Board Member Nancy Bacurnay; DOST Assistant Regional Director Paulina Nebrida; and DOST Provincial Director – Science and Technology Unit Raquel Espiritu, lead the ribbon cutting ceremony where they presented the nine selected schools in the First District of the Province that received DOST’s Starbooks.

San Fernando was selected this year to participate on various technological trainings from DOST, FDA, DMMMSU and DAR because of its booming barangay IGPs such as bamboo handicrafts of Barangay Abut, Bangus Tinapa of Brgy. Catbangen, and Sardines of Ilocanos Sur.

DOST SCIENCE CARAVAN – (L-R) LU 1st district representative Cong. Pablo C. Ortega; Provincial Board Member Nancy Bacurnay; and City Mayor Hermenegildo Dong Gualberto; looks on to one of the DOST’s staff which demonstrates to make softbroom during the opening of DOST’s Science and Technology Caravan held at Ortega Gym, San Fernando City, La Union Wednesday (May 2, 2018). (Photo by: ERWIN BELEO)

Aside from technology trainings, exhibits like Do-It-Yourself Softbroom Making and Food Innovation Concepts from Pangasinan State University were also opened for the public.

The 3-day event was aimed at adding knowledge to the residents in creating their own local products and improving their barangay Income Generating Products (IGP).

By: Erwin Beleo

Feature photo caption: DOST SCIENCE CARAVAN – (l-r) City Mayor Hermenegildo Dong Gualberto; Provincial Board Member Nancy Bacurnay; Cong. Pablo C. Ortega, LU 1st district representative; and DOST ARD Paulina Nebrida, technical operations, lead the cutting of the ribbon for the opening of DOST’s Science and Technology Caravan held at Ortega Gym, San Fernando City, La Union Wednesday (May 2, 2018). (Photo by: ERWIN BELEO)SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), in partnership with the City Government of San Fernando, La Union and the Office of the First District Representative of La Union conducted a 3-day Science and Technology Caravan last May 2-4, 2018 at the Ortega Gym here. By Erwin Beleo

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