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Philippines university gets dairy plant funding

By Jim Cornall contact

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CapSU-Pontevedra Campus Administrator Dr Mae D. Dumapig and CapSU president Dr Editha C. Alfon receive the Usufruct Agreement from DTI VI regional director Rebecca M. Rascon, represented by DTI-6 STIDS and SSF Regional Focal Person Aurora Teresa J. Alisen and DTI Capiz Provincial Office OIC Ken Queenie R. Cuñada during the launching of the SSF on Dairy Milk Processing at the CapSU-Pontevedra Campus on May 21.
CapSU-Pontevedra Campus Administrator Dr Mae D. Dumapig and CapSU president Dr Editha C. Alfon receive the Usufruct Agreement from DTI VI regional director Rebecca M. Rascon, represented by DTI-6 STIDS and SSF Regional Focal Person Aurora Teresa J. Alisen and DTI Capiz Provincial Office OIC Ken Queenie R. Cuñada during the launching of the SSF on Dairy Milk Processing at the CapSU-Pontevedra Campus on May 21.

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After students at Capiz State University (CapSU)–Pontevedra Campus in the Philippines created a business plan proposing a dairy processing project at the campus, the government’s shared service facility (SSF) has created the project under the Dairy Milk Processing category, which will be facilitated by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

“One of the projects that the students proposed was on the dairy processing project. We submitted the proposal to the DTI. The proposal was chosen, evaluated and was approved,”​ said CapSU – Pontevedra Campus administrator Mae D. Dumapig.

Dumapig said there was dairy processing at the campus previously, but the number of milk-producing cows has declined. Recently, however, the National Dairy Authority granted a loan to enable the university to acquire milk-producing cows and revive their dairy projects.

“This SSF Project is a big help to the community. We can help the farmers and the students as well,”​ Dumapig said.

The school offers agriculture courses, and dairy processing is part of the curriculum.

The university received several pieces of equipment for the operation of the facility, including mobile milking machines, milk cans, a milk pasteurizer, freezer, chiller, infrared tableware stabilizer, milk fat analyzer, and manual sealing machine, among others.

The total project cost is P960,000 ($18,400).

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