By Lelisa J. Teodosio, RMIS Representative
and Sally R. Villasis, RACG Representative
Aklan State University
On May 17–21, 2010, products from Aklan State University (ASU) through its Research and Development and Extension were showcased at the State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) Products Fair, a weeklong exhibit held during the Higher Education Week led by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) at the CHED Center Compound in Diliman, Quezon City.
One of the highlights of CHED’s 16th anniversary celebration in partnership with the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC), the 2010 SUCs Products Fair showcased SUC’s products and technologies which they developed and produced. The fair also helped promote the flagship projects of SUCs and served as promotional activity to widen the market of their products in the country.
ASU’s variety of products featured men’s and ladies’ barong, gowns, bags and fans made of Aklan Piña. Other products exhibited were abaca slippers, bags, key chains, bracelets, cell phone holders and fiber sheets. ASU Food Processing Laboratory’s products included fruit juices, jellies, ginger tea, banana and camote chips and pickled nata de coco. The booth also carried fish products like deboned bangus (milkfish) from the ASU College of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, and ampaw (rice pop) produced by the recipients of Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-assisted project in the municipality of Lezo.
Representing the ASU team were Dr. Benny A. Palma, officer-in-charge (OIC) president; Dr. Danilo E. Abayon, executive director of ASU College of Fisheries and Marine Sciences; Dr. Elsa I. Abayon, director of Research and Development Services; Dr. Lelisa J. Teodosio, project leader of the Aklan Piña Project; Norma Quillano, project cooperator; and Arthur E. Jizmundo of the Extension and Community Services.
ANG KABAKLAN SANG AKLAN (WHAT SELLS AKLAN)
Visitors of the ASU booth featuring varied products and technologies (top photo) included (bottom photo) CHED Chairman Emmanuel Angeles (second from right) here being hosted by Norma Quillano (left) and ASU OIC President Benny A. Palma (right).