PTRI-DOST trains handicraft makers in Cabucgayan on dyeing of pandan fibers

Thursday, August 09, 2018 05:23 AM    Views : 495by:DOST-REGION8

Members of the Looc Cabucgayan Agrarian Reform Cooperative (CARECO) gained improved experience on quality dyeing of romblon or pandan fibers used in the manufacture of their popular products- the romblon bags and other handicrafts. This was made possible through the expertise of Engr. Thelma Sipin assisted by her staff Mr. Ronelo Vallente both from the Philippine Textile Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology who conducted the training on July 3-5, 2018 at the Multi-purpose Center of Brgy. Looc, Cabucgayan, Biliran. There were 24 members who joined the technology training.

The activity was made possible through the on-going linkage between the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) through the Biliran Field Office and the Department of Science and Technology Regional Office No. VIII through the Biliran Provincial Science and Technology Center. DAR provided the materials for the training including the food of the participants during the 3-day learning exercises. DOST shared in the cost by spending for the transportation and accommodation of the resource persons as well as the preparation of other training materials and hand-outs. The activity is part of the planned programs within the forged convergence efforts between DAR, DOST, and DTI. The Department of Trade and Industry will help the beneficiaries in their product costing and pricing and promoting the products in the market both local and national.

The training activities are expected to improve the quality of the finished products of CARECO which is now gaining acceptance in the local market among tourists in the area and throughout the Province of Biliran.


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