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DOST-PTRI DEVELOPED 4 NEW SILKWORM HYBRIDS AND PARTNERS WITH SILK HUBS IN MINDANAO.
Silkworm rearing became fortuitous activity during the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in Cagayan de Oro. Aside from keeping the people productive while earning without the need to go out, it also provided means for a scientific activity to proceed and validate relevant silk-related information.
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From Soil to Skin: From Simultaneous Field-Verification Trials of 4 New PTRI Hybrids in Mindanao with Partner-sericulture Farmers to the Cordilleras with Silk Materials for Development with national brand, Bayo, Inc.
From five (5) different locations in Misamis Oriental and Cagayan De Oro City, four (4) new PTRI 3rd instar silkworm hybrid larvae were delivered for field-verification rearing to pioneering sericulture farmer-partners. This first cycle of simultaneous rearing produced the trial harvest of 48 kilograms of fresh cocoons. The full cooperation of groups in Cagayan de Oro City namely (a) Tinipagan Agro-Forestry Association Inc. (TAFAI) in Brgy. Tagpangi and (b) Cagayan de Oro Resettlement and Socialized Housing Project IV (CDORSHP-IV) in Brgy. Balubal along with 2 individual partners in Claveria, Misamis Oriental namely (c) Mrs. Florisa M. Docuyan of Brgy. Ane-i, and (d) Mr. Alfredo A. Ampo in Brgy. Panampawan led to the success of the activity. A control set of the same hybrids were reared in TCMO to serve as the 5th location.
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DOST-PTRI Inks Agreement with Carolina Bamboo Garden (CBG) on Bamboo R&D for Textiles
The Carolina Bamboo Garden (CBG), represented by its President, Mr. Joel Marcelo G. Jimenez, and the Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTR), represented by Director Celia B. Elumba, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on June 9, 2021.
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Keeping Safe: Forum on Public-Private Partnership on Geosynthetics Testing
BICUTAN, TAGUIG CITY – The Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) of the Department of Science and Technology conducted the virtual Forum on Public-Private Partnership on Geosynthetics Testing to highlight the DOST-PTRI’s GeoTextile testing services.
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DOST-PTRI Co-organized SewsTELAbility: A Fashion, Sustainability, and Textile-related Discourse, and Workshops
By: Sharmainne Rhey B. Caoili
Technology Transfer, Information and Promotions Staff
The Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST – PTRI) joined the Fashion Revolution Philippines and Wear Forward in sewing together SewsTELAbility, a two-day session of a webinar, and a sewing workshop promoting sustainability in textiles and fashion, in time for National and International Earth Day celebrations.