Ivatan WMEs Empowered

In order to update the Women Micro Entrepreneurs (WMEs) in the province, a training on food safety and GMP was conducted last Dec. 12, 2019 at the Batanes State College. The said training is an activity under the Women Economic Empowerment ( WEE) project with the PCW. Trainor for the day is the food safety coordinator from DOST R02 Ms. Aileen Gonzales together with Ms. Jennifer Ibañez (WEE Coordinator). PD Nora […]


S&T Scholar on the Go

To be able to increase the number of applicants and thereby increasing the potential number of DOST Scholars, an Info Drive on the different scholarship programs offered by DOST was conducted. Scholarship personnel from the regional office, Ms. Geraldine Cruz, discussed the application process, requirements and scholar’s privileges to different secondary and tertiary schools in the province. Go Ivatan! DOST scholar for the nation.


Waste Recycling Project with the Provincial Government of Batanes

Batanes is known for its pristine and enchanting beauty. It has become one of the growing tourist destinations in the country. In 2018, tourist arrivals tripled the province’s population of 17,000. The population of the province and the influx of tourists in the province resulted to serious problems on waste management. Every day, a single tourist may contribute to 3 to 5 plastics of bottled drinks and plastic wastes. Thus, […]


Ivatan Beer from Camote

Batanes province is endowed with abundant rootcrops such as sweet potato (wakay), yam (uvi), garlic (akus), and tugi (dukay). Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas L.) is perceived as one of the poor man’s food among Filipinos but it is considered as an important crop for Ivatans. Known as “wakay” in Batanes, it is the staple food of the Ivatans wayback from the early centuries. “Wakay” is known to be sweet, tasty, […]


Processed Meat Products banned, Food Processors equipped

One of the pressing issues among the hog raisers in Batanes nowadays is the oversupply of pork meat. This may be attributed to increased number of swine raisers and decreasing number of tourists’ arrival due to lean season. Over the last year, local producers increased their production level as shortage on pork supply was reported and as they were encouraged by the good price. Amidst this pork supply issue in […]


Arts Behind Bars

The Provincial Government of Batanes and the DOST – Provincial S&T Center had established project for the inmates thru the project “Provision of Livelihood for the Inmates in Batanes”. This is to give them the chance to earn for their families while serving their sentences. The project which was initiated last year, enabled the inmates of the provincial jail to undergo training on handicrafts or Ivatan tokens, especially on bag […]


BIFASA Trained for Safety Officer 2

The Department of Science and Technology Regional Office No. 02 in collaboration with the Batanes Island Food and Accommodation Services Assoc, Inc. conducted a Training on Basic Occupational Safety and Health (BOSH) Course at HRTC, Provincial Capitol, Basco, Batanes last Oct. 2 to 4, 2019.  The training, a response to the request of BIFASA, aimed to prepare participants (caterers, restaurant and hotel owners and staff) to formulate and implement occupational […]


PSTC joins NSB

PSTC Batanes joins the #negosyoserbisyosabarangay spearheaded by DTI thru presentation of programs and services offered by DOST specially to MSMEs… The Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay (NSB) continues to penetrate the barangay communities in Sabtang in its campaign to spread awareness on the services the common entrepreneur can avail from DTI and its partner agencies. Participants came all over from the barangays of Sinakan, Malakdang, and Savidug, and Chavayan. This information drive in […]


New Transport Packaging for Ivatan Products

When we talk about packaging, what first come to mind is the consumer-facing packaging. But in reality, it includes the whole supply chain, way before a product reaches a consumer. Gaining the popularity of Batanes as a prime tourist destination, tourists seek products that they can take home conveniently. DOST – PSTC Batanes, seeing the scenarios, developed new packaging for Batanes products. Transport packaging provides containment and protection to goods […]


1st Basic Research Caravan held in Batanes

The National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) in collaboration with DOST R02 – PSTC Batanes commenced its very first Nationwide Regional Basic Research Caravan last August 14-15, 2019, with Batanes as its launching point. The Caravan is NRCP’s latest initiative to promote research and innovations for active involvement and increased utility. The event was graced by Usec. Brenda Nazareth-Manzano and shared that DOST recognizes the important role of the […]