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DOST-PTRI’S BambooTextilesPH Brand Develops Bamboo Fibers for Textile Use
By: DOST-PTRI Research and Development Division and the Technology Transfer, Innovation and Promotions Staff
September of every year is proclaimed as Philippine Bamboo Month. This resolution was adopted through House Resolution 197 which aims to promote the many uses and relevance of bamboo as a material for various applications. In keeping with the celebration of Philippine Bamboo Month, the Department of Science and Technology’s Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) features the BambooTextilesPH.
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Philippine Silk Production Gets Stronger in the North
Silk yarn production in Kalinga will soon add to the exciting story of the DOST - Philippine Textile Research Institute’s SEDA Pilipinas brand.
Part of the DOST-PTRI’s Philippine Silk Road Program Through S&T Program is the development of the Philippine Silk Course. This includes the conduct of training about the “Basics of Sericulture: Silkworm Rearing to Post Cocoon Harvest Management”, which was recently conducted in Kalinga State University Rizal Campus last July 26-29, 2021. It was collaboratively staged by the DOST-CAR, Kalinga State University, and the DOST-PTRI.
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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.