Approval of the Sea Cucumber R&D Center

by Michelle Danne O. Magno | March 04, 2020

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April 5, 2019 marked a call for another research mission of Mindanao State University at Naawan (MSUN) after the approval of the establishment for Sea Cucumber R&D Center by the DOST Governing Council and endorsed by the Regional Development Council (RDC).

This started on December 6-7, 2018 when a write-shop assisted by the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) under the R&D Lead Program, and consultant, Dr. Asuncion B. de Guzman was conducted. The write-shop garnered participants from: CPSC, USTPPanaon, MSU-LNAC, MSU-MSAT, MSU-TCTO, BFAR-X and DOST-X. The program proposal originally targeted Region X areas and has undergone a series of presentations from the Director’s Council PCAARRD, Los Baños on March 5, 2019, followed by EXECOM meeting at PNRI, Diliman, Quezon City on March 13, 2019. Then it was expanded to Mindanao and to the DOST Governing Council meeting held at the PhilVocs, Diliman, Quezon City where it was finally elevated to the national level. The long wait has finally ended when the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed last July 19, 2019 with a grant of 72M Pesos for a period of 3 years.  view gallery