DOST-PLGU Batanes-BSC Launches Lab TRIP Project

The increasing number of entrepreneurs is a sign of progress in the economic status of the island-province of Batanes. It is seen that food processing is one of the profitable business venture that use the available resources abound the locality. With the growing number of tourists visiting the province, quality food products as take-home or “pasalubong” is one of the concern. Encouraging the local consumers to patronize local products is […]


PSTC Batanes Joins Clean-Up Drive

As a response to the calling of the Provincial Government of Batanes for the active participation on the province-wide community clean-up activity and as the ethical responsibility for the environment, the PSTC-Batanes staff joins the “Oplan Search and Destroy: Linis Barangay, Linis Batanes”. The group was assigned at Chanarian Creeks, and together with the other assigned private and government agencies  in the area the group collected trashes specially non-biodegradable that […]


DENR and PSTC Batanes Partnered to Introduce New Products in Ivana

In this time of pandemic when tourism industry in Batanes has weaken, the Ivana Infant and Young Child Feeding and Breastfeeding Support Group (IYCF-BSG) took the time to develop additional products to their existing “must-buy” pasalubong — seaweed chips. The IYCF-BSG is a group composed of volunteer mothers and barangay health workers in the municipality of Ivana supervised by the Municipal Nutrition Action Office. The group not only focuses on […]


DOST Gives Assistance to Women Entrepreneurs in Itbayat

The municipality of Itbayat was hit by an earthquake of magnitude 5.4 on July 27,2019 and many homes, livelihood and Agricultural produced were damage. It’s almost one year but the effect of the said disaster is still felt in the municipality. To assist  uplift the current economic status of some women and families, Regional Director Sancho A. Mabborang approved the released P100,000.00 fund as initial assistance for start-up. He believes […]


DOST conducts evaluation of proposed SSF of DTI in Sabtang and Mahatao

In response to DTI’s request, DOST-PSTC Batanes staff and DTI-Batanes Staff, conducted a joint on-site inspections and assessments for the Shared Service Facility (SSF) Project of Sabtang LGU through the Sabtang Food Processors Asso. (Tubho Processors) and Mahatao LGU through the San Carlos Turmeric Processors Asso. on June 23 and 24, 2020, respectively. The purpose of the site visitation is to assess the capability of the associations, to identify processing […]


Tubho: A Wonder Fern

A traditional tea of Ivatan, Tubho is believed to have antioxidant properties. It is a local fern dried and used as a substitute for coffee. In 2017, DOST introduced the powdered tubho packed in tea bags in the One Town, One Product of the municipality in collaboration with the Provincial Government of Batanes and other line agencies. And from then onward, the Sabtang Tubho Processors, an affiliate group of the […]


DOST Conducts Virtual Orientation of New Iska and Isko

The Department of Science and Technology Region 02 adopting the new normal, has conducted its first virtual orientation for the new scholarship qualifiers from the province of Batanes and Nueva Vizcaya through the Zoom platform on June 4, 2020. Eight students from the different schools in the province were able to qualified after passing the 2020 S & T Undergraduate Scholarship Examination held in the province. Even though the orientation […]


INAHS Food Pro Students Completed Work Immersion at PSTC Batanes

Work Immersion is one of the course requirements for graduation for Senior High School. Relative to this, INAHS, TESDA and DOST works hand-in-hand with an over all goal to better prepare SHS students for their future goals and careers, helping the students to familiarize themselves with the workplace simulation and apply their competencies in the particular areas. Relative to this, the Itbayat National Agricultural High School partnered with DOST-PSTC Batanes […]


BIFASA partners with DOST for the OSH in Mahatao

In order to raise awareness and strengthen compliance with OSH standards, the Department of Science and Technology Regional Office No. 02 in collaboration with the Batanes Isles Food and Accommodation Services Assoc, Inc. conducted a Training Course for Safety Officer I in Mahatao, Batanes last March 5, 2020.  The training aimed to prepare participants: SETUP beneficiaries, government employees and other small businesses, to formulate and implement occupational safety and health […]


PSTC-BSC Gearing-up for the 2020 S&T Caravan

S&T Caravan is being conducted every year in the province of Batanes. This intends to conduct activities to present programs, projects and services of DOST to the Ivatan and Ipula alike in the islands of the province. Activities like technology fora, technology trainings, clinics, consultancy services, exhibits and other technical assistance will entice potential clients and improve productivity and process of MSMEs. To finalize details for this year’s upcoming S&T Caravan, […]