DOST 8 thru PSTC Samar to Provide P1.65M SETUP Technical Assistance for Metals and Auto Shop in Samar

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

DOST8 recently approved the amount of P1.65M SETUP technical assistance to Taurosian Builders Enterprises and Surplus Center of Brgy. Tagbaya-on, Jiabong, Samar. The firm is owned and managed by Engr. Rolando A. Cabadsan, a mechanical engineer experienced in machine shop practices and engineering works. 

After three years of religiously complying with the obligations to DOST, the firm has availed yet another DOST-SETUP assistance. The first SETUP innovation fund in 2015 helped the firm acquire the necessary machinery such as the lathe machine, hydraulic car lifter, and plain sheet bender to mechanize operations in the shop thereby increasing its output by 30%. 

Among the technical interventions provided to the firm were training conducted by DOST- MIRDC on wrought iron forming and MPEX consultancy service. The intervention minimized the waste generation of the firm by 10% when good housekeeping was implemented.  In 2020 alone, the firm was able to employ 6 personnel and generated an annual gross sale of P 10,310,000.00 despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

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DOST 8 CY 2021 Regional SETUP PRAISE Awardee Hails from Samar

Monday, September 27, 2021

Besting the six (6) entries from each province in the region, AJ Ocasla Enterprises, a rice processing firm operating in Sta. Rita, Samar and a two-time SETUP beneficiary, was chosen as the 2021 Regional SETUP PRAISE Awardee on September 3, 2021, The firm earned the award for its productivity, resiliency, agility, innovativeness, sustainability, and excellence even at the time of COVID-19 pandemic. 

The firm was able to avail of the DOST8 Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) twice, in June 2016 and in May 2021, to upgrade and increase its manufacturing capability and improve product quality with the addition of recirculating grain dryer technology with the use of the rice husk as fuel. The three (3) units of 12-ton capacity dryers enabled the firm to meet the dried palay raw material requirement of its rice milling machine. The firm increased its output by 63.32% and its sales by 99.32%. It has doubled its market with the addition of ten (10) new markets to its five (5) existing markets prior to the interventions. It has also generated five (5) additional employment for the local community. 

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Samar DOST conducts TNA for MSMEs

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

The DOST8 Samar PSTC conducted a Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) to applicant micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Jiabong and Calbayog City, Samar for assistance under the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program.

SETUP or is one program of the DOST that intends to strengthen the country's innovation system by enabling enterprises to address their technological requirements and limitations to improve productivity and efficiency through:

~ application of appropriate technologies to improve/develop products, services and/or operation;
~ human resource training, technical assistance and productivity consultancy services;
~ assistance for compliance to regulatory and market standards such as testing and calibration services;
~ provision of financial assistance to facilitate acquisition of appropriate technologies and/or implement technological innovations

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DOST Secretary Montejo visits Samar Island

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hon Secretary Mario G. Montejo of DOST during his visit to the Island of Samar and dropping by at projects in Samar Province. Also in the photo are DOST-8 Regional Director Edgardo M. Esperancilla and OIC-Samar PSTC Engr. Joseph Albert Lledo.

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