Balanga City, Bataan—The 2nd National Conference on Food, Environment, Engineering, and Technology organized by the Bataan Peninsula State University, is in sync with the innovation hub idea of the provincial government.
“This is a great conference, for it brings research scientists, engineers, and other experts in our province, which is in line with our thrust to make Bataan an innovation hub,” Gov. Abet Garcia, the event’s guest speaker, told participants in the opening program.
“Let us make this conference yearly,” added the governor, who also donated an undisclosed amount for the governor’s night, a socialization activity for participants who came from as far as Mindanao.
BPSU president Dr. Greg Rodis, in his message, said there is an urgent need for experts’ innovation to improve the quality of living of the people.
“We are facing many challenges, experts in various fields can surely contribute through research works to hurdle them,” he said.
Dr. Hermogenes Paguia, BPSU vice president for Research, Extension, and Training Services, said the conference serves as a venue for researchers to exchange ideas and even practices.
“The university aims to be in the forefront of promoting science and technology innovation,” Paguia said.
Science Usec. Dr. Renato Solidum led a pool of resource persons with solid track records who spoke and shared their expertise in the event.
The conference was held in partnership with the Philippine Association of Agriculturists Central Luzon Tamarind Chapter.