DOST partners with DavSur Muslim women group for Halal fish, meat processing

Halal, more than just a standard, is a way of life. To further promote the Halal industry in Davao del Sur, the Department of Science and Technology Region XI (DOST XI) teamed up with the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF)-Davao del Sur Field Office and Integrated Sectoral League & Alliance of Muslims of Davao del Sur (SALAM-DS), Inc. for the first-ever training on Halal Fish and Meat Processing on November 15-16, 2021 at Megan Function Hall, Digos City, Davao del Sur.

Nineteen enthusiastic Muslim Women representing four Muslim Associations in Davao del Sur participated in the two-day training for the processing of fish ball, fish kikiam, chicken siomai, chicken burger patty, tuna tocino, corned beef and bagoong, and patis.

Facilitated by the Provincial Science and Technology Center of Davao del Sur (PSTC DS) of DOST XI, this technology training aimed to provide additional ideas for the associations’ community-based enterprising activities.

Mr. Samaon Buat, Chief of Cultural Affairs Division of NCMF, and Ms. Jalina Dejos, Provincial Officer of NCMF-Davao del Sur, also recognized DOST XI as their partner in information, education, and campaign, especially on the promising opportunities brought by the growing Halal industry.

This pioneering was a product of PSTC Davao del Sur’s efforts to solicit inputs from stakeholders during its Provincial S&T Pre-Planning Workshop for CY 2021. Collaboration with SALAM-DS, Inc., was later forged that paved the way for the delivery of Science, Engineering, Technology, and Innovation (SETI) interventions to the grassroots level of the community. Moreover, more activities will be conducted with NCMF-Davao del Sur and SALAM-DS, Inc., for the development and promotion of the Halal industry in Davao del Sur, as their valuable inputs continue to form part of the PSTC Davao del Sur’s Provincial S&T Plans for CY 2022-2023. (PR)