The Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology (ZSCMST)  held a grand inauguration of its Zamboanga Peninsula Food Innovation Center last February  16, 2017 with DOST Secretary Fortunato T. dela Peña as the guest of honor.  The center will serve innovations/technology for new and existing food products to improve the region's science and technology endeavors. The  ZPIC is joint project of the ZSCMST and the Department of Science and Technology.