12 February 2020 – Keeping its resolve to become visible all over the regions, NRCP goes Zamboanga Peninsula – the ninth stop of its Regional Basic Caravan.

Hon. Maria Isabelle G. Climaco-Salazar, Zamboanga City Mayor, graces the caravan. She expresses her support in R&D in the city. She looks forward to the partnership of the key players, including the LGU, in the conduct of relevant research for the betterment of community and society.

Gracing the caravan are Dr. Jaime Jalon, President, Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology (ZSCMST) and Mr. Martin A. Wee, Regional Director, DOST-IX, and NRCP, led by Dr. Marieta Banez Sumagaysay, Executive Director, and Dr. Maria Natalia R. Dimaano, Chair, NRCP DIvision VII. The caravan is in partnership with DOST Regional Office No. IX and ZSCMST.

Dr. Maria Natalia R. Dimaano presented Bioenergy and Energy Storage Materials in Aid to Clean Technology for Energy Security while Ms. Irene A. Papa presented thh Actinomycetes from Selected Philippine Mangrove Solis Effective Against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus spp. Isolated from Dairy Animals Suffering from Mastitis.

The caravan is happening at ZSCMST Octagon Hall, Zamboanga City until 13 February 2020.

Photo credits: DOST-NRCP and DOST-IX


In the picture: Dr. Jaime Jalon, President, Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology (ZSCMST); Dr. Maria Natalia R. Dimaano, Chair, NRCP DIvision VII; Dr. Marieta Banez Sumagaysay, Executive Director; Hon. Maria Isabelle G. Climaco-Salazar, Zamboanga City Mayor; ZSU faculty; and Mr. Martin A. Wee, Regional Director, DOST-IX

Mr. Martin A. Wee, Regional Director, DOST-IX, welcomes the guests and participants. He promises NRCP that membership in the region will increase in number through this caravan.

Dr. Jaime Jalon, President, Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology (ZSCMST), encourages the participants to start and upgrade the process in capacitating themselves.