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PTRI-designed portable therapeutic handlooms turned over to St. Francis School-VSA Arts for special needs studentsby Lorraine M. Cueva (Technology Transfer, Information and Promotions Staff)
QUEZON CITY, Metro Manila — The Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI), in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology-National Capital Region (DOST-NCR), officially turned over ten (10) portable therapeutic handlooms to St. Francis School-VSA Arts Philippines for special needs students. The ceremony was held at VSA Arts, Quezon City last May 4, 2017.
Father Hozo Sato, together with the VIP guests, officiated the ribbon cutting ceremonies of the event
As part of its mandate to undertake transfer of completed researches and technologies to end-users, PTRI designed and developed a handloom that allows differently-abled individuals, especially paraplegics, to engage in urban handloom weaving as a means of developing their physical, mental, and social abilities.
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EMPOWERING THE LOCAL WEAVING COMMUNITIESby Lanquin Seyer R. Gacusan (Technology Transfer, Information and Promotions Staff)
Ms. Stephanie Anne Cuevas from Rags2Riches teaching Basic Product Costing to the participating weaving communities
MANDALUYONG CITY, Metro Manila — There is no doubt that the Philippines is a country rich in creativity on arts and crafts embedded in our history and culture. This includes handloom weaving, a traditional craft, that emanated from Philippine ancestral tribes passed on to the current generations.
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PTRI FABULOUS @50, ADDING MORE “FAB” TO THE SENATE
As part of the Philippine Textile Research Institute’s (PTRI) year-long celebration of its 50th founding anniversary, PTRI will bring “FAB” to the Senate with a pop-up exhibit on February 6-9, 2017.
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PTRI WEAVING BEYOND GOLD
2017 signifies a special milestone for the Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) as it marks its half-a-century of initiatives of leading the textile research and development in the country. It also marks the institute’s stronger commitment and resolve to continue its mission of rejuvenating and revolutionizing the textile industry in the Philippines.
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|Mr. Angelito T. Uldo, Science Research Specialist II of PTRI OD-TIPS, manning the Institute's booths|
The Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) participated in the Mindanao Technology Transfer Day, which is the last Technology Transfer Day for 2016, last December 13 at the SMX Convention Center, SM City Lanang in Davao del Sur, jointly organized by the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region XI. Exhibited in the event are technologies from various DOST projects ready for transfer and commercialization.