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SKPF Siquijor conducts ‘bayanihan feeding program: By the youth, for the youth” in Caipilan, Pasihagon, and Tongo of Siquijor, Siquijor
On 14 January 2022 the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-Siquijor Provincial Science and Technology Center (PSTC), the Sangguniang Kabataan Provincial Federation, and the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office joined hands in distributing highly nutritious Nutribun in three most affected barangays of typhoon Odette as per MDRRMO Siquijor assessment. Dubbed “Bayanihan Feeding Program: By the Youth, For the Youth,” the group handed in a total of 300 pieces of the mineral-packed Nutribun to the children of Barangays Caipilan, Pasihagon, and Tongo of Siquijor, Siquijor. The Nutribun is a food technology innovation developed by the DOST’s Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) using locally available nutritious vegetables and raw materials.
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“Following the prescribed dosages is vital to ensure that the treatment using Lagundi will render positive results,” the project leader of the Lagundi clinical trials, Dr. Cecilia Maramba-Lazarte, reminds the public.
Results of the Lagundi clinical trial conducted by the University of the Philippines - Manila (UPM) with support from the Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) show that mild COVID-19 patients may take specific dosages of the Lagundi tablet or syrup three times a day for ten days to improve their symptoms.
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It’s a dream come true for members of the Aeta community in Barangay Banoyo, San Luis, Batangas!
After the dialogue they had with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) - Batangas, the solar-powered sewing services enterprise they dreamt of establishing as a source of income is now a reality.
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The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through Siquijor Provincial S&T Center’s Engr. Mario E. de la Peña distributed Enhanced Nutribun (from DOST-IV-A) to the officers and staff of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology and to the community of Persons Deprived of Liberty of the province of Siquijor.
As part of the government’s relief effort to those affected by Typhoon Odette, DOST CALABARZON donated 1,000 pieces of Enhanced Nutribun to DOST SIQUIJOR PSTC. The latter’s beneficiaries are preferentially those projects that have availed of DOST’s intervention under the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP), Grants-in-Aid (GIA), and the Community Empowerment through Science and Technology (CEST) program. Its Samaritan spirit, however, extended to small communities other than those aforementioned.