June 24, 2024

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The Department of Science and Technology-Cordillera through the Benguet Provincial Science and Technology Center forged a partnership with the Benguet State University for the provision of technical support and services for various clients and stakeholders in the province.

DOST-Cordillera, represented by Assistant Regional Director-Field Operation Services Engr. Angel Maguen and DOST-Benguet Provincial Director Sheila Marie Singa-Claver and BSU President Felipe Comila signed a memorandum of agreement formalizing the partnership.

Under the MOA, BSU will provide technical experts on training programs based on the needs of the target beneficiaries and stakeholders of DOST-Benguet.

Specifically, BSU will conduct webinars, seminar-workshops, training, or research disseminations through extension service depending on the needs and upon request of the DOST-PSTC Benguet.

Also, BSU may provide consultancy services to science and technology and other related disciplines that the University offers.

Prior to the MOA, Claver said the DOST and BSU have already been conducting activities together. 

Recently, BSU provided its expertise on the training on pest disease management for farmers in Mankayan and Kibungan and also from Bauko, Mountain Province.

Claver thanked BSU for the partnership and looking forward to provide knowledge and technical support to the clients and beneficiaries of various DOST projects and programs.

Comila said through the partnership, research outputs and knowledge from the academe, DOST, and other science-related discipline will be transferred and maximized for the benefit of the people of Benguet and the country.

BSU College of Agriculture Dean Janet Pablo, who is among those who initiated the partnership with DOST, said the programs and services of her department which DOST may avail for its stakeholders in the field of farming and agriculture. – Redjie Melvic Cawis