February 3, 2023

TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The Kalinga State University (KSU) is producing “aloemon” hand sanitizer, a natural formulation from aloe vera and lemon.
KSU President Eduardo T. Bagtang said the aloemon is the latest research product of KSU’s Extension and Research Department for its Covid-19 initiatives.
The aloemon is an effective disinfectant. The KSU buys the raw materials from local farmers to help them with their finances in this time of the community quarantine.
Bagtang said the initial batches of aloemon hand sanitizer were distributed to frontliners, health workers, and KSU employees
For its other Covid-19 initiatives, KSU is now producing ethanol alcohol, calamansi soap, and calamansi cookies while the Home Economics Department has produced face masks.
Bagtang said seeing the need for these items this time of the pandemic, KSU is considering opening a long-term income generating project.
To assure the sustainability of the project, KSU’s Agriculture Department may include as program the production of raw materials to augment the supply from farmers, Bagtang said. – Larry Lopez