The research-based clean technology of coconut fruit and extension-based hablon products made their way to the 2017 Product Fair as the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) celebrated its 23rd anniversary on May 15 through 19.
State universities and colleges (SUCs) filled the agency’s compound in Manila with exhibits, promoting the impact of research and extension on the country’s growing economy. Senator “Chiz” Escudero graced the ceremony and joined CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan in asking exhibitors about their distinctive products.
Cebu Technological University’s contribution were coconut-based food and non-food patented products presented by the University Technology Research Center Director Corazon Macachor and University Production Director Nerissa Quiñones. These include:
- Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO),
- VCO-based Liquid Hand Wash,
- Coconut Water-Treated Sardines in Tomato Sauce,
- Coconut Water-Treated Spanish Sardines,
- Coconut Water-Treated Mackerel in Tomato Sauce,
- Coconut Water-Treated Spanish Mackerel,
- Coconut Water-Treated Spanish Bangus,
- Coconut Water-Treated Shrimp Paste,
- Coconut Flour,
- Macaroons Coconut,
- Pandan Scented Coconut Charcoal Deodorizer,
- Buko Candy,
- Jackfruit Candy (not patented),
- Peanut Candy (not patented), and
- Doc Drits Squash Crackers (not patented).
Meanwhile, the University Extension Services Director Jorelyn Concepcion showcased the hablon products like hand-woven polyester fabrics and hand-woven and hand-painted cotton products.
Commercialization at the outset until the culmination of the fair accumulated sales, which, as for CTU, amounted to Php 9,126.00.
CTU presenters were grateful for the opportunity CHED provided in showcasing and commercializing research/extension-based patented and non-patented products, as well as for the support of the University President Rosein A. Ancheta Jr. UPO