The Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU) will implement the Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) 2021 Expanded Implementation of Community Empowerment through Science and Technology program (eCEST).
The program will be conducted in the communities of Barangay Bangkal, Abucay and Barangay Palili, Samal, Bataan.
BPSU Vice President for Research, Extension, and Training Services Dr. Hermogenes M. Paguia explained eCEST aims to build progressive, empowered, and resilient communities by introducing appropriate science and technology interventions for livelihood, health and nutrition, education, environmental protection, and disaster risk reduction and management.
Research and Development Office (RDO) and the Extension and Training Services Office (ETSO) will tap colleges of the university to take part and be in-charge in the specific project component areas assigned to them.
Paguia said this is to ensure that each component will be handled and monitored by the experts and professionals in the field during its implementation.
DOST recently turned over in a ceremonial ceremony the funding of the program to the university represented by its President Dr. Greg Rodis.
Other DOST Bataan officers and BPSU officials including Paguia joined the ceremony.