The Department of Science and Technology Region VII and the Philippine Commission on Women heightened the skills of the WMEs on Food Processing Training on August 16, 2021 through zoom platform.
“To sustain economic growth, alternative livelihoods is now needed such as on Meat and Fish Processing, so as to boost/ increase one’s income and sustainability… in this time of pandemic, said Jesus F. Zamora, Jr, OIC Regional Director of DOST VII.
Ms. Marichu D. Baclay, Senior Science Research Specialist of DOST VII provided the WMEs with inputs on Meat and Fish processing.
The training heightened the participant’s awareness on Meat Processing specifically on Embutido, Skinless Longganiza and Chorizo.
While Ms. Baclay also heightened the skills of the WMEs in Fish processing, specifically on Dried Fish, Bottle Bangus and Smoked Fish Making.
Ms. Emerita C. Azucena of Bahi-an Womens (RIC) Association said, “Ang lahat na information na take ng speakers are very beneficial to everyone specially in this time of pandemic wherein everybody is looking for alternative business to go into. Government should teach constituents to engage in sustainable livelihood such as this…. rather than give cash assistance. We should labor first in order to eat. Thank you very much for this activity.”
By Myrel Madridano- Siason