Presidential Communications Operations Office



  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Monday, 23 September 2019 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 
home
 
about
 
fotos
 
info
 
links
 
ncrr01carr02r03calmimr05r06r07r08r09r10r11r12r13
Region R13 Submenu
Latest News
News Headlines
Foto Releases
One Mindanao
Regional Profile
120201-r13-groundbreak

Regional directors, representatives of the government agencies, and some private stakeholders together with Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. and other officials witness the inauguration of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Caraga’s new Science and Technology Center, as well as the groundbreaking of its Metrology Laboratory at the Caraga State University (CSU) Campus, Barangay Ampayon, Butuan City headed by Regional Director Lyndo Villacorta. (PIA-Caraga)
CARAGA Region

PIA Press Release
Monday, January 09, 2012

DOST grants P1.2M to Butuan City for eco project

by Rio Connie Leah M. Flores

BUTUAN CITY, Agusan del Norte, Jan. 9 (PIA) -- The start of 2012 proved to be bountiful for the city government here after receiving P1.2 million from the Regional Office of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

The amount is intended for one bioreactor unit which will be used to convert biodegradable waste into fertilizer, in support of the city’s Clean Ground, Zero Waste Program (CGZW).

DOST-Caraga Regional Director Lyndo Villacorta personally handed over the cheque to City Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. and CGZW Program Coordinator Ruth Jugao recently.

A bioreactor is a machine that grinds and converts biodegradable solid waste into compost, a good fertilizer for vegetable crops.

Biodegradable waste includes spoiled or wilted vegetables, fruit peels, meat/fruit/vegetable trimmings, food leftovers, fish entrails and trimmings, leaves and twigs and seeds.

According to Jugao, the Langihan Public Market is one of the major sources of biodegradable waste daily. Currently, biodegradable wastes from the market are distributed to Barangays Ampayon and Bit-os for the vermiculture project.

Dr. Villacorta further said he is glad that DOST was tapped to take part in strengthening the campaign on Solid Waste Management as part of the convergence efforts between the city government and Regional Line Agencies for a more efficient public service to the people of this city. (Butuan City PIO/PIA-Caraga)

 
Latest Stories
  • Feature: Yacon juice and tea (R13)
  • Feature: VCO has no cholesterol content according to FNRI-DOST (R13)
  • Feature: Coconut sugar and syrup are promising alternative sweeteners (R13)
  • Feature: Most fruits have low Glycemic Index (R13)
  • Tagalog news: Feature: Produkto mula sa yakon ginawa ng FNRI (R13)
  • 165 newly promoted police officers take oath (R13)
  • Tagalog news: Feature: Piliin ang mga produktong may Sangkap Pinoy Seal (R13)
  • Agusan del Sur to implement “Tingog 2015” (R13)
  • Cebuano news: Aquino gipasindunggan ang mga manaug sa Galing Pook 2011 Awards (R13)
  • DPWH assures completion of high impact tourism projects in Siargao Island (R13)
  • Feature: It all began with a single step (R13)
  • Feature: 4 Cabinet members turnover 6,000 armchairs (R13)
  • DENR 13 to produce 1.4M fruit tree seedlings for NGP this year (R13)
  • Tagalog news: 7 iskolar sa Australia mula Agusan del Sur nagtapos (R13)
  • Cebuano news: Puerto Princesa Underground River sulod na sa New Seven Wonders of Nature (R13)

    Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
    For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
    Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
    PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines