DOST USec Guevarra lauds USeP’s S4CProjects

28 May 2022, Davao City – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Undersecretary Rowena Cristina L. Guevara lauded the Science for Change projects (S4CP) implemented by the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) under the DOST- Collaborative Research and Development to Leverage Philippine Economy (CRADLE) program during her visit to USeP last May 28, 2022.

USec Guevara and her team met with the project implementers and were welcomed warmly by the University President Lourdes C. Generalao.

The said implemented projects under CRADLE program are the “PISOLAR: Payment Innovation for SHS Ownership by Lay Away Routine”, implemented in a community in Sitio Igang Talaingod Davao del Norte; the “ChicIoT: An IoT-Based Smart Poultry Building Environment and Growth and Health Status Monitoring and Modelling” with Tetra Consulting Company as partner industry. These are implemented by Knowledge and Technology Transfer Division (KTTD) Director Engr. Filmann T. Simpao. And lastly, the  “Development and Pilot Testing of Tree-Climbing-Harvesting and Mobile Dehusker for Coconut” which is being implemented by the team of USeP-College of Agriculture and Related Sciences (CARS) led by Dean Roger C. Montepio with Cocolink and Franklin Baker as partner industries.

The meeting was highlighted with the presentation of accomplishments and demonstration of technologies generated from the aforementioned three (3) projects.

The visit of USec Guevarra forms part of the Regional S4CP Summit for Mindanao Cluster held on May 27, 2022, at the Apo View Hotel, Davao City. In the same event the CRADLE project “Development of Rosanna Banana Disease Surveillance System” with Hijo Resources Corporation (HRC) as partner industry, was awarded as number one (1) with the top Return of Investment (ROI) out of eighty-two (82) CRADLE projects in the country. Dr. Gilbert A. Important, SMAARRDEC Director and the project leader; Dr. Cecirly G. Puig, project staff and HRC representative; and President Generalao received the recognition trophies for USeP.

The implementation of these CRADLE projects manifests the vision of USeP to becoming a premier research university transforming communities in the ASEAN and beyond.

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