TSU, DOST III, NCIP launch CEST program for IPs in Tarlac  

Date Posted: 08/27/2021

The project titled Value Chain Commodity Development through CEST Program for Indigenous People in Tarlac was officially launched earlier today via Zoom through the leadership of Tarlac State University in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) III, DOST-Provincial Science and Technology Center (PSTC) – Tarlac, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) III, and the municipalities of San Clemente, San Jose, Mayantoc, and Bamban.

The project under Community Empowerment through Science and Technology (CEST) of the DOST aims to build a sustainable and resilient community by reinforcing efforts to alleviate poverty and improve the standard of living of the Indigenous Peoples (IP) in selected municipalities of Tarlac.

TSU created strategies and mechanisms of implementation that will encompass the five entry points of CEST: Economic Development and Livelihood Opportunities, Health and Nutrition, Education and Human Resource Development, Environment Protection and Conservation, and Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change adaptation. 

This is a one-year, long-term extension project led by the College of Arts and Social Sciences under the leadership of Dr. Brendalyn A. Manzano together with the colleges of Business and Accountancy, Science, Teacher Education, Engineering and Technology, and Architecture and Fine Arts. [Jodie Andrea G. Pangilinan]