Cocohub is Tuburan’s manufacturing site

University officials heed United Nations’ mandate of promoting innovative strategies in the establishment of a food and non-food manufacturing site.

Tuburan campus has found a new avenue for production in a site that goes by the name of Cocohub, set to operate in the coming months following the groundbreaking ceremony on January 8, 2020.

Linking with Lamac Multi-Purpose Cooperative (LMC) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the campus will tap women of Brgy. San Jose to produce coco coir, virgin coconut oil, dishwashing soaps and food products like sardines, fish boro, squash crackers, and vinegar products, which will be produced by the .

LMC consultant Corazon Macachor conducted a couple of enhancement trainings in food processing, alongside CTU Director for Production Renissa Quiñones.

“Partnership with DTI and DOST paves the way towards the establishment of a Food Innovation Center for the development and commercialization of products…with organizations and agencies as LAMAC corporation, Phil. Coconut Authority, and Department of Agriculture, [respectively],” said Tuburan Campus Director Pedrito Pontillas.

He also also cited in his speech that the provision of shared facilities by agencies enabled the technology experts in the academe to produce innovative products for the realization of sustainable development goals.

The land intended for the Cocohub is donated by LMC. Angen May Fabro-Charcos