The National Science and Technology week 2004
celebration was held in the Bicol Region from July 19 to 25. Dr. Ma. Josefina P.
Abilay, DOST Regional Director said the holding of the NSTW celebration in Bicol
is the frist time in its history since it is traditionally held in Metro Manila
The theme for this year’s celebration was “Agham at Teknolohiya: Daan
sa Pag-unlad.” Dr. Abilay informed BCARRD that one of the featured activities
was the Technology Forum and Technology Matching on July 22 and 23. She noted
that “it is an opportune time for us in the Region to participate in these two
activities right at our doorstep, together discussing technology needs of
industries and some technologies for possible application through collaborative
Research and Development experts from government and private institutions
focused their presentations on rice, coconut, calamansi and abaca technologies
during the Technology Forum. On the other hand, industry resource persons dealt
on the technology needs and requirements of food, GTH, furniture and
aquatic/marine resources during Technology Matching.