By: Jeffrey Garcia Tandoc
Bicutan, Taguig City, July 29, 2022– The Technology Application and Promotion Institute is awarded by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) the Certificate of Registration of the Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA) for promoting high performance in Human Resources Management through the years.
Director II Margarita G. Reyes of CSC together with DOST-TAPI Director Atty. Marion Ivy D. Decena, the TAPI Executive Committee, and the TAPI Employees Association (TAPIEA) President Rodel Oracion
The event was spearheaded by Director II Margarita G. Reyes of CSC who presented the Certificate of Registration of the Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA) to DOST-TAPI Director Atty. Marion Ivy D. Decena, the TAPI Executive Committee, and the TAPI Employees Association (TAPIEA) President Rodel Oracion, for achieving another milestone through its promotion of an effective and efficient DOST-TAPI's human resources management system.
With CSC’s guidance and support, this is an open door for DOST-TAPI to continuously aim for excellence in its Human Resource services such as competent hiring, recruitment placement, and career development for its employees. It is also a step closer for DOST-TAPI’s vision to implement and transform its Human Resource Management system to be more effective and responsive towards a harmonious relationship between TAPI Management and its employees.
DOST-TAPI Director Atty. Marion Ivy D. Decena awarding a Certificate of Appreciation to Director II Margarita G. Reyes of Civil Service Commission
by Dyann C. Daniel
From humankind’s earliest efforts at agriculture over 10,000 years ago, little has changed in the challenges associated with grain storage. Efforts to seal and protect grain stores against losses to spoilage and pests have led to countless approaches to grain storage systems, giving way to globalization. Despite many advances in grain storage construction techniques, the challenges have remained the same while the need for flexible on-site grain storage continues to increase.
Isabela State University in the Isabela Province, Philippines, with a mandate of providing advanced instruction in the agricultural and natural sciences as well as in technological fields, took action on these trials by innovating a Self-Propelled Riding Type Grain Collector (Bagger) for Solar Dried Grains. The project was recently approved for TECHNiCOM funding following the Program’s 1st Wave of Call for Proposals.
The machine, having a high capacity of 360-380 cavans (18-19 tons) per hour, can collect solar-dried grains on paved roads and save them from possible wetting due to sudden rainfall. With over 80 percent of farmers, related cooperatives, and traders using solar drying, this technology has an economic advantage in the quality and quantity production of solar-dried crops.
ISU’s Grain Bagger, in its second design, as conceptualized by Dr. Alcaraz