DOST turns over P7M in cash aid to Tarlac City, 6 towns
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has turned over financial aid amounting to P7.36 million for the science and technology (S&T) projects of Tarlac City and six other LGUs in Tarlac province.
According to the Philippine Information Agency, DOST Provincial Director Karen Dañez said monetary assistance was awarded through the Grants-in-Aid of the Project Municipal Innovation through Science and Technology (MIST).
Recipients include the provincial government of Tarlac (P2.5 million); municipal government of Camiling (P2.59 million); municipal government of Mayantoc (P568,000); city government of Tarlac (P495,000); municipal government of Moncada (P444,000); municipal government of Victoria (P410,000) and municipal government of Pura (P355,000).
“We assessed all LGUs in terms of the condition of their areas, sectors, livelihood, education, health and environment to identify the technology innovation that we can provide,” Dañez said.
“Strengths and opportunities based on the result of the assessment helped our S&T coordinators determine the appropriate project for each LGU,” she said.
Dañez added that Camiling town, with the highest financial grant, is a research and development collaboration with Tarlac State University (TSU) for the product and packaging standardization of Chicharon Camiling.
“The ultimate goal is to make Chicharon Camiling the first Tarlac product to pass the Philippine National Standards through the help of TSU and University of the Philippines Los Baños,” she said.
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