BOBON, Northern Samar- Science and Technology Secretary Mario Montejo visited the province to see various projects funded or assisted by his office. Montejo, who arrived last November 3, was joined by his Undersecretary, Carol Yorobe during his sojourn to the province. Montejo, whose family hails from Tacloban City, met with members of the local media after he arrived at the Catarman Airport, and proceeded right away to the provincial capitol to meet Governor Jose Ong and officials of the University of Eastern Philippines (UEP) led by its president, Mar De Asis.
Sec.Montejo visited a project at the UEP’s National Seaweeds Research and Development program-B (DOST-PCAARRD Funded HITS) project and toured DOST-PSTC project at the said university. He also visited a metal and car center and furniture maker in Barangay Molave and Dalakit, in Catarman. Bobon Mayor Reny Celespara accompanied Montejo in visiting the Neneng’s Furniture and Moulding Maker at Brgy. Arellano and a “pinyato” and “pinangat” processing center and the launching of a CEST-project beneficiary for the processing of coconut vinegar and wine production, both projects located in Brgy. Dancalan.
Montejo also met local officials of Bobon together with CEST beneficiaries. Montejo also visited the towns of Lavezares and San Isidro for the turn-over of DOST-GIA-8 Fund amounting P485, 740 and P207, 500 respectively for the establishment of vegetable farming and food processing center in both towns. (PETER PAREDES)