TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Daisy N. Dasayon of CENRO Pinukpuk, Rey Banza of PENRO Tabuk, and Sheila Bakidan and company of CENRO Tabuk represented the DENR – CAR in a Lecture Series conducted by the Department of Science and Technology-CAR, in partnership with the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST, PHL). The Lecture Series was conducted in Bulanao, Tabuk City, Kalinga on September 12, 2017.
Other participants include representatives from the Academic Sector, the Local Government Units, Public Information Agency, and National Line of Agencies including the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Kalinga.
According to the lecturers, the activity aims to bring our National Scientists, Academicians, and Corresponding Members closer to different sectors of the society. At the start of the program, it was given emphasis that NAST is conducting the activity to enable researchers to implement research projects and to encourage everyone to be a scientist if not, to be an inspiration to others to pursue a career in Science.
Also, Regional Director Victor B. Mariano, DBA, CESO III of DOST-CAR, emphasized that after intervention of DOST, this world would be a better place to live. He further explained the effect of the application of research by appreciating the Kalinga product which is the coffee growing that are properly packed and circulating within the market.
One of the National Scientists as presenter, is former DENR Secretary Angel C. Alcala, who researched on the Biodiversity in the Philippines particularly on Marine Biodiversity on Protected Areas. In his study, he shared the strategies he applied in sustaining the development of marine Protected Areas. Such that in monitoring the area, there is really a need to work with the community aside from the conduct of Information Education and Communication Campaign. He also presented the pictures on the development of the area and the species found thereat for the 25 years of his study in the area.
During the open forum, there was a question on the rafflesia specie found at Balbalasang –Balbalan National Park on whether it could be a subject for research. Alcala explained that the specie is found on most areas and can be a subject of study. He recommended to continuously monitor its stages of development.
Other resource persons presented their studies which are all related to the conservation and production of resources and for climate change mitigation.
By Daisy N. Dasayon