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Romblon PSTC Inaugurates New Building PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 29 March 2013 02:46

Odiongan, Romblon – “The new PSTC (Provincial Science and Technology Center) building is a symbol of DOST’s strong commitment of extending its services to the less privileged to improve their living,” said DOST’s Undersecretary for Regional Operations, Dr. Carol M. Yorobe in the Blessing and Inauguration Ceremonies of the PSTC Romblon Building in Bgry. Tabing Dagat, Odiongan, Romblon last February 5, 2013.

Dr. Yorobe, together with DOST-MIMAROPA’s Regional Director, Dr. Ma. Josefina P. Abilay and top provincial government officials including Governor Eduardo Firmalo, Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) Member Felix Ylagan, and Mayor Baltazar Firmalo of Odiongan, headed the unveiling of the marker and the ribbon cutting ceremonies. After this, a blessing ceremony was solemnized by Rt. Rev. Ronelio V. Fabriquier.

In the short inaugural program afterwards, Provincial and Municipal officials declared their full support for the programs and projects of DOST in the Province of Romblon. Furthermore, SP Felix Ylagan, who represented Congressman Eleandro Jesus F. Madrona assured that the Office of the Congressman is very much supportive to the plans and advocacies of DOST for the province.

Dr. Abilay also pronounced her congratulations to the staff of Romblon PSTC for having successfully facilitated the construction of the Romblon PSTC building. This accomplishment speaks of the continued dedication and commitment of DOST-MIMAROPA towards the goal of expanding its reach in Romblon. She looks forward to replicating this achievement in Occidental Mindoro and Oriental Mindoro — the remaining provinces in the region which still do not have their own PSTC buildings. She also thanked all that have taken part in realizing this success.

Meanwhile, Dr. Bilshan F. Servańez, Provincial Science and Technology Director of Romblon PSTC, shared that the building was built based on Green Architecture and was made to be environmentally responsible and resource-efficient. “The green architecture practice expands and compliments the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, \durability and comfort. Green buildings are designed to reduce the overall impact of the built structure on human health and the natural environment by: efficiently using energy, water and other resources; protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity; reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation,” Dr. Servańez added.

The new PSTC building houses a training room and accommodation facilities for trainors and other visiting DOST experts. The training room could support 50 training participants and would be equipped with video and audio equipment. The building will also feature a toll packaging center where packaging and labeling needs of clients would be served. The toll packaging center would be provided with packaging materials and equipment like digital weighing scales, impulse, induction and vacuum sealers, form-fill seal machines and other equipment to speed up the packaging process and make Romblon products more competitive in the market. The building would also include a mini library and an internet kiosk for researchers on technology related topics.

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Bid Bulletin for Supply, Delivery and Installation of Equipment for DOST-MIMAROPA Metrology Laboratory PDF Print E-mail
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DOST-MIMAROPA Creates E-Marketing Website for Government-assisted MIMAROPA MSMEs PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 February 2015 06:42

Shopinas, Zalora, Lazada, OLX, and AyosDito —these are just some of the many online marketplaces in the Philippines that enable consumers to purchase a wide range of products with just a few clicks of a button wherever they are, and whenever they want.

"Online shopping is a rising trend in the Philippines these days," according to Pinoy Techno Guide (, what with the convenience it offers in buyer-seller transactions. Indeed, an article from the Philippine Daily Inquirer ( in March 2013 cited MasterCard's Online Shopping Behavior Study 2012 in 14 Asia-Pacific countries, which stated that more and more Filipinos are beginning to shop online, with 40.4% of Filipino respondents, aged 18 to 64 years old, accessing the Internet to shop. The survey also showed that the country's e-commerce potential is expected to grow even more with the emergence of enabling technologies. MasterCard's 2012 study further showed that "while Filipinos ranked lower than their neighbors in the propensity to conduct online transactions, the country’s index of 71 had an upward trajectory, rising from 64 in 2011, and 57 in 2010. The same was said to be true for online shopping satisfaction rating, which was at 86.1%, from 84.4% in 2011 and 82.6% in 2010."

With these in mind, coupled with the Regional Development Plan for 2011 to 2016 on Enterprise Development, the Department of Science and Technology-MIMAROPA Region (DOST-MIMAROPA), the Provincial Governments of MIMAROPA led by Regional Development Council Chair Eduardo C. Firmalo, and the Palaweño ICT Association (PICTA), joined together to create MIMAROPA Ventures ( through the project "E-Marketing Website and Digital Marketing Training for MIMAROPA MSMEs".

MIMAROPA Ventures is an e-marketing platform which enables MSMEs assisted by government offices all over the provinces of Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan to sell their products online. The project also includes a series of workshops for each province, focusing on teaching participating MSMES about e-marketing, its benefits, and how to create their accounts and sell in Workshops have already been conducted in Romblon on November 20, 2014; in Marinduque on November 24, 2014; in Palawan on December 10, 2014; and in Oriental Mindoro, just recently, on January 28, 2015. The province of Occidental Mindoro, meanwhile, will have its workshop on February 9, 2015.

The MIMAROPA Ventures project gives MSMEs a broader market reach, virtually without the travel cost. There are absolutely no sign-up fees, and to top it off, because of the partnership with Air21 and, there is a system for both credit card and cash payments, as well as a logistics system in place, which will definitely make transactions secure, easy and hassle-free for sellers and buyers alike.

The presentation of the MIMAROPA Ventures website, as well as the ceremonial signing of the memorandum of agreement between DOST-MIMAROPA, the Provincial Governments of MIMAROPA, PICTA, and Air21 was done during the Regional Development Council Full Council Meeting at the La Breza Hotel in Quezon City last December 12, 2014.

Please visit MIMAROPA Ventures ( now! Every purchase of quality MIMAROPA products you make not only helps our MSMEs, but also contributes to attaining inclusive growth for countryside development in MIMAROPA.








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