DOST Southern Leyte Conducts Hands-on Training on Nata de Coco Processing

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Last October 6, 2021, DOST8 thru PSTC Southern Leyte revisited Dungawan sa Tahusan in Hinunangan, Southern Leyte to conduct hands-on training on Nata de Coco processing. 

The said training was a follow up of the Training on Coconut Processing held on September 23, 2021 which featured among others the technology on Nata de Coco processing. During that time the initial fermentation process was conducted. The follow through demonstration on harvesting, sweetening and packaging was done to the group to complete the learning development of the community group composed of women and coconut farmers. 

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DOST 8 Brings Livelihood Training Sessions Against the Pandemic in Southern Leyte

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

One way to survive the COVID-19 pandemic is to be sustainable and resilient. 

DOST-8 thru the Provincial S & T Center in Southern Leyte took the initiative to bring livelihood training series on meat and coconut processing recently with orientation on basic food hygiene and good manufacturing practice (GMP) on September 22-23, 2021 at Tahusan, Hinunangan, Southern Leyte. 

The activity started with an opening message from one of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) Members of Southern Leyte, Hon. Myra Rentuza. Dr. Mary Ann Jilly Ramirez, Head of the Department of Food Science and Technology at the Southern Leyte State University (SLSU) discussed basic hygiene and GMP while one of the department's instructors, Ms. Minerva Baclayon conducted the meat processing lecture. The hands-on training was supervised by Mr. Florencio Payac of SLSU. 

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DOST 8 Participates in the Southern Leyte PRLEC Meeting

Monday, September 27, 2021

The Department of Science and Technology thru the Southern Leyte Provincial S&T Center attended the virtual meeting of the Poverty Reduction, Livelihood and Employment Cluster (PRLEC) of the Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF-ELCAC) on September 14, 2021 with the theme: "Pag-asa, Pagbangon at Pag-abante sa Bente Syete".

The activity reviewed the status of the action items from the highlights of the previous meeting and was followed with the presentation of the 2020 to August 2021 accomplishments. The PRLEC Member-Agencies then provided updates on their programs and services. 

The DOST, thru Provincial S&T Director Engr. Florita M. Santiago, presented to the cluster the STARBOOKs project for the four barangays in Sogod, Southern Leyte particularly in Brgy. Kauswagan, Benit, Milagroso, and Kahupian. The fund for the said project has been released to LGU-Sogod for the procurement of the STARBOOKs units.

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DOST SETUP helps improve famous Hopia Malitbogan

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Jairus Bakery is home of Malitbog, Southern Leyte’s famous pasalubong, Hopia Malitboganon. The product is an original creation of the owner, Denny D. Arsenio, because of her desire to give a local pasalubong to a friend from Manila. The product became popular among the locals and visitors in Southern Leyte because of its unique form and taste.

The bakeshop is a family business and its only source of income. It was previously owned by Denny’s in-laws but had closed due to competition. Denny’s family reopened the business 1n 2008 and with her management it was able to grow and has become the favorite bakeshop in Malitbog. Initially, the couple were the only workers in their firm processing only eight kg of flour per day. They managed to grow the bakeshop to employ 12 production workers and 9 peddlers and can process up to 150 kg of flour per day. Even so, they were unable to meet the demands of the market because the operations were highly manual.

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DOST Conducts Training on Bath Soap Production to Inmates

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Forty (40) inmates of the Southern Leyte Provincial Jail participated in the training on bath soap formulation and production held on April 4, 2017. The training was conducted by the Department of Science and Technology thru its Southern Leyte Provincial Science and Technology Center (PSTC) in cooperation with the Prison Ministry of Our Lady of Assumption Parish.

“The training aimed to equip participants with knowledge on bath soap production as a source of additional income and livelihood of the inmates”, said Engr. Florita M. Santiago, DOST Provincial Director and training resource person. A lecture about soap, raw materials and tools needed covered the first part of the training. Demonstration and hands-on was conducted afterwards in which the inmates actively participated and were able to experience the actual procedure of soap making.

Livelihood trainings such as this is part of the moral recovery program implemented by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology and the Prison Ministry to enhance the capacity and make the inmates productive in preparation to their eventual reintegration in the society. On the closing program, one of the inmates expressed his gratitude that they were able to participate in the training and gain knowledge on soap making which proved to be simple and viable livelihood for the inmates.

DOST organizes and conducts S&T-based livelihood trainings and workshops for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), local government units (LGUs) and the academe. Letter request addressed to the provincial director can be submitted at the Southern Leyte PSTC, Capitol Site, Asuncion, Maasin City. For queries and other concerns, the office can be contacted at telephone number (053) 381 3990 or email at pstcsoleytedost@gmail.com.

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Southern Leyte Provincial S&T Center Announces the Qualifiers for the 2016 Junior Level Science Scholarships (JLSS)

Monday, January 9, 2017

          The Southern Leyte Provincial Science and Technology Center announces the passers of the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute’s (DOST-SEI) 2016 Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS) Examination conducted last October 16, 2016 at the Southern Leyte State University – Main Campus, Sogod, Southern Leyte. These are qualified third year students who are enrolled in priority fields of study in Engineering, Basic and Applied Sciences, Science and Mathematics Teaching at identified universities and colleges.

A total of 126 students passed the JLSS Examination for RA10612, RA7687 and Merit in Region VIII and 11 come from the Province of Southern Leyte, namely:
RA 10612

Saint Joseph College
BS Computer Science
RA 10612
Venn Lester

Saint Joseph College
BS Computer Science
RA 10612
Travis Hans

BSE Physical Science
RA 10612
Nikki Rose

BS Biological Science
RA 7687

SLSU - Main Campus
BS Mechanical Engineering
RA 7687

SLSU - Main Campus
BS Mechanical Engineering
RA 7687
Khesiya Mae

SLSU - Main Campus
BS Mechanical Engineering
RA 7687

SLSU - Main Campus
BS Mechanical Engineering
RA 10612
SLSU - Main Campus
BS Computer Engineering
RA 10612

SLSU - San Juan
BSE Mathematics
RA 10612

SLSU - San Juan
BSE Mathematics

            Qualifiers will get to enjoy a 2-3 year S&T scholarships. Those who qualified under RA 7687 and RA 10612 will be entitled to subsidy in tuition fee and other school fees, monthly living allowance, book allowance, among others, in the last 2 or 3 years of their undergraduate studies. Scholars under the Merit scholarship program will likewise receive the same benefits except for the pro-rated monthly stipend based on the scholar’s family socio-economic status.

            For more details and inquiries, please visit the Southern Leyte Provincial S&T Center, Capitol Site, Asuncion, Maasin City, So. Leyte or call (053) 381-3990.

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Notice of Vacancy

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

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