The Department of Science and Technology Region 02 through its Provincial Science and Technology Center in Batanes has provided SETUP assistance to nine (9) MSMEs (micro,small and medium enterprise) which amounts to 9.45M for this year 2018. The Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) beneficiaries are provided with appropriate production equipment through the innovation system support. Other package of S&T interventions such as consultancy services, packaging and labeling, technology trainings […]


Radioactivity Monitoring in Batanes

A team from the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute headed by Dr. Chitho Feliciano conducted an environmental radioactivity monitoring in the province of Batanes on July 15 to 21, 2018. Dr. Feliciano said during the dissemination forum at SP Session Hall on July 20, 2018, the Health Physics Research Group composed of himself, Ms. Eliza Enriquez, Mr. Ryan Aniago, Ms. Rosario Encabo and Mr. Christian delaSada, is in Batanes also to […]


PSTC Batanes joins the 2018 Payuhwan Festival

The 2018 Payuhwan Festival showcased the unity of Ivatans as one community in the spirit of cooperation and solidarity. It was a week-long celebration of the 235th Batanes Founding Anniversary started on June 26 to July 2, 2015 in Basco themed, “Strengthening 235 years of Ivatan Cooperativism”. Various activities were held during the week-long celebration, and some of the highlights of the festivity is the cultural parade, kanan du kumnavahayan […]


DOST brings S&T Caravan in Batanes

S&T innovations is geared for the benefit of the community, says Department of Science and Technology Secretary, Hon. Fortunato T. dela Peña during the opening program of Science and Technology Caravan held in Batanes on April 16, 2018. Secretary dela Peña expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to visit the province for the first time to further the programs of the department. He reiterated President Duterte’s previous message to focus […]


Batanes Food Processors to Acquire FDA-LTO

Food Safety is everyone’s business! This was reiterated by the Provincial Director Nora T. Garcia during the one-day food safety training held at BFAR Conference Hall, Basco, Batanes. The food safety training is a joint undertaking of the Provincial Government and the DOST R02 thru the Provincial Science and Technology Center of Batanes (PSTC-Batanes). The training was done prior to the arrival of the inspectors from the Food and Drug […]


DOST capacitates Batanes Food Processors thru Food Safety Training

To ensure safe food products are provided by food processors in the province, a Food Safety training was conducted by the Provincial Veterinarian Office and the PSTC Batanes. It is one of the activities identified under the project “Strengthening Food Safety Mechanism in Batanes”. The one-day training was attended by the different food processors in the province. Mostly are SETUP clients of the DOST. A welcome message was delivered by […]


Local Scientists share life's journey to Ivatan students

The Philippine Science Heritage Center (PSHC), under the management of the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines, in partnership with DOST R02 and PSTC Batanes, conducted the Meet Your Scientist Lecture Series at the Batanes State College’s Auditorium on February 28, 2018. The Meet Your Scientists Program aims to promote the achievements and contributions of Filipino scientists and increase awareness and appreciation of students on science-related degrees and inspire […]


NAST brings Experts in Batanes

The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines, in partnership with DOST R02 and PSTC Batanes, conducted the Speakers Bureau in Batanes. This activity is handled by the NAST to promote a scientific culture to Filipinos. It aims to bring science closer to the public especially to areas not usually reached by scientific conferences and seminars. This aims to gather and bring experts in various fields to lend their expertise […]


DOST-FNRI conducts survey in Batanes

Smallest province it may be, but this was not a hindrance for Batanes to be chosen as the 6th LGU to have a provincial level food, health and nutrition data that will be essential in developing local policies, programs and interventions based on the most recent food, health and nutrition status of Ivatan and adopted Ivatan. The Food and Nutrition Research Institute, a research arm of the Department of Science […]


2017 DOST Caravan in Batanes: Bringing S&T Closer to the People

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region O2 through the Provincial Science and Technology Center of Batanes recently conducted the S&T Caravan in Batanes. This event by DOST in partnership with LGUs, State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and other partner agencies was held on April 17-27, with the theme “Bringing S&T Interventions with Innovations to the Ivatans.” The event aims to increase the visibility and relevance of the agency […]