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DOST-FPRDI wood ID team supports restoration of old churches.

DOST-FPRDI researcher Rodrigo E. Cortez, Jr. takes macro-photos of a wooden religious image and a museum piece from the St. Michael de Archangel Church in Argao, Cebu Province. Cortez and four other DOST-FPRDI researchers formed a team which recently identified the tree species used in wooden furniture and religious artifacts found in several old churches in the Visayas.

Embassy of South Africa officials visit DOST-FPRDI.

DOST-FPRDI Deputy Director For. Felix B. Tamolang ( top photo, center) welcomes Embassy of South Africa's Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Counsellor Sitembele Kelembe and Trade, Tourism and Marketing Officer Ms. Ellen Vega during their courtesy meeting on 25 January 2017. The parties discussed ways to strengthen partnerships between the two countries in the field of forestry. (Maybell Mariella A. Amador, 27 January 2017)#

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas' (BSP) Mr. Jason Lago and Ms. Anna Clarissa Laureaga (2nd and 3rd from right) visited DOST-FPRDI on 19 January 2017 to discuss possible collaboration on currency base paper production using abaca pulp.

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas' (BSP) Mr. Jason Lago and Ms. Anna Clarissa Laureaga (2nd and 3rd from right) visited DOST-FPRDI on 19 January 2017 to discuss possible collaboration on currency base paper production using abaca pulp.