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FPRDI Conducts Bamboo Preservation and Finishing Training for LGU-Antequera, Bohol
May 25, 2016

FPRDI's Mr. Eduardo M. Atienza (center).
Trainees listen as FPRDI's Mr. Eduardo M. Atienza (center) shows how to apply finishes to various bamboo products.

FPRDI's Ms. Sheryll C. Micosa (left).
FPRDI's Ms. Sheryll C. Micosa (left) demonstrates bamboo treatment and preservation. (Photo credit: Mr. Julian O. Roxas)

DOST-FPRDI Employees Attend Earthquake and Earthquake Preparedness Seminar
May 10, 2016

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (DOST-Phivolcs) Director Dr. Renato U. Solidum, Jr.

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (DOST-Phivolcs) Director Dr. Renato U. Solidum, Jr. talks about "Earthquake and Earthquake Preparedness" in a seminar held at the FPRDI Conference Hall on 26 April 2016.

Dir. Solidum teaches FPRDI employees how to 'drop, cover and hold' in case of a strong earthquake.
Photos courtesy of Audel V. Mosteiro and Maylin P. Smith.

Dir. Solidum teaches FPRDI employees how to "drop, cover and hold" in case of a strong earthquake.

Organized by the FPRDI Technical Seminar and Conference Committee, the seminar aimed to create awareness on earthquakes, earthquake preparedness and response. (Maybell Mariella A. Amador, 03 May 2016)#

FPRDI Conducts E-Bamboo Production Training for LGU-Llanera, Nueva Ecija
April 28, 2016

The Department of Science and Technology - Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) conducted a three-day training on engineered bamboo (e-bamboo) production last 22-24 February 2016 at the Llanera Manpower Training Center (LMTC), Brgy. Mabini, Llanera, Nueva Ecija.

Organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) regional and provincial offices and the local government unit (LGU) of Llanera, Nueva Ecija and assisted by the Pamayanang Nagkakaisa Producers Cooperative (PAMANA), the training taught 21 LGU members and 2 PAMANA cooperative members the proper way of processing bamboo slats into engineered bamboo.

FPRDI's Engineered Products and Development Section’s Dr. Rico J. Cabangon, lectured on engineered bamboo production and utilization. Together with Mr. Nathaniel A. Ramos, he demonstrated the step-by-step process of bamboo slats preparation to gluing them into bamboo planks.