PSTC Cagayan conducts Integrated Science and Math Quiz


Tuguegarao City, August 9. The DOST-PSTC Cagayan in partnership with DepEd Division of Cagayan and the Tuguegarao City Schools Division conducted the Integrated Science and Math Quiz at Cagayan State University  Gymnasium, Andrews Campus Caritan, Tuguegarao City in celebration of the Provincial Science and Technology Week.

Engr. Sylvia T. Lacambra, PD of DOST Cagayan inspired  and challenged the elementary and secondary contestants in her Opening Remarks saying “Being successful in exams and tests is a simple two step process — believe in yourself and back it up with plain old hard work.”

The said activity were joined by forty (40) participating teams in the Elementary level as follows:  six  (6) from Tuguegarao Division, eleven (11)  from District 1, fourteen (14) from District 2 and  nine (9) from District 3.

On the other hand, forty-three (43)  teams participated in the Secondary level:  six (6) from Tuguegarao City Division, ten (10) from District 1, fifteen (15) from District 2 and twelve (12) from District 3.

The DOST is gearing up for week-long celebration of the 2017 Regional Science and Technology Week  from August 14-18, 2017 to be held in Cauayan City, Isabela with various activities..

The following teams were declared  winners  and will proceed to the Regional Level Competition on August 14, 2017 at Our Lady of Pillars Pastoral Center at Cauayan City, Isabela.

Province of Cagayan:

Elementary Level                                                            

1st Place   – Tuguegarao North Central School

2nd Place  – Solana West Central

3rd Place  – Tuguegarao North East Central School

4th Place  – Sta. Teresita Central School

5th place   – Malasin Elementary School


Secondary Level                                                               

1st place    – Cagayan National High School

2nd  place  – Enrile Vocational High School

3rd place    – Tuguegarao City Science High School

4th  place   – Peñablanca National High School

5th place    – Amulung National High School

PSTC-Cagayan joins project monitoring of DOST-Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) at Bantay Kalbo,Gattaran,Cagayan with geologist Edmundo Vargas and Engr. Alfonso Singayan of PNRI.

PSTC Cagayan Extends Fish Processing Training at Claveria

PSTC Cagayan through the Food Innovation Center (FIC) at Cagayan State University extends fish processing training to members of the Pata East Multi Purpose Cooperative at Claveria, Cagayan. on May 25-26, 2017. This is a joint project of Department of Science and Technology 02, Department of Agrarian Reform 02, and Department of Trade and Industry 02.

DOST 02, PCC at CSU Awards Equipment to BBARC

The Department of Science and Technology Region 02 in partnership with the Philippine Carabao Center at CSU awarded and distributed equipment to the Baliuag- Bical Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Cooperative (BBARC) on March 3, 2017 at the PCC at CSU, Namabbalan Norte, Tuguegarao City.

The activity was the result of the joint project of DOST 02 and PCC at CSU entitled “Fabrication of Mobile Carabao Stainless Milk Storage with Milk Test Kit for Milk Collection and Transport for CEST Community at Baliuag- Bical, Peñablanca, Cagayan”.

The objective of the project is to address BBARC’s problems on proper collection and transportation of milk from the farmers to the milk collection center. The existing unit used for collection and transport greatly affects the quality and shelf life of the milk due to sun exposure and unstable plastic containers.

The provision of fabricated mobile stainless milk storage will facilitate easier and good handling of milk and reduce the spoilage due to poor handling and transport.

Moreover, the mobile milk storage carries a milk test kit so collectors can perform tests on milk as basis for quality control.

This project for BBARC of Peñablanca was done through the leadership of Engr. Sancho A.Mabborang, Regional Director of DOST02 and Prof. Franklin Rellin, Center Director of PCC at CSU.

The activity was also graced by the presence of Hon. Randolf S. Ting, Congressman of the 3rd District of Cagayan. In his inspirational message, Hon. Ting said that the dairy industry has his utmost support and he is glad that there are projects supporting the dairy industry.

“This is just the beginning of the support of DOST Region 2 to the Dairy Industry” Engr. Mabborang also said in his message. He also said that the dairy industry could be assured of help from DOST 02 especially in the technical aspects and on the technology on carabao feeding and reproduction.




S&T Power for the LGU’s


Engr. Sylvia T. Lacambra presented the DOST programs, projects and activities.

The Provincial Office of the Department of Science and Technology in Cagayan recently organized the Municipal Science and Technology Action Group (MSTAG) in the municipality of Piat, Cagayan.

The MSTAG serves as the local science and technology advisory body created through an Executive Order issued by the Municipal Mayor.  The organization is headed by the Mayor as Chairman and Co-Chaired by the DOST Provincial Director and Vice Mayor.  The other offices in the local government, other government agencies and non-government agencies in the community are made part of the MSTAG through endorsement from the office of the Mayor.

Following were initial S&T activities  that emanated:  conduct of a Food Safety Training for  food handlers and canteen operators; and the conduct of a SET-UP Forum and assessment of Biogas for slaughterhouse.

Other interventions include upgrading of muscavado, sugar cane and beef jerky processing as requested by Hon. Carmelo “Black” Villacete.

The partnership of DOST and LGU Piat thru MSTAG is one of the strategies of DOST to enhance adoption and commercialization of appropriate technologies in the countryside while giving independence and confidence to the LGU to manage its own science and technology requirements for development through guidance from DOST