PANABO CITY – Davao del Norte State College (DNSC) hosted Dr. Anthony Halog, a Balik Scientist from the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD), to explore potential collaborations. The event took place on June 27, 2024, at the DNSC Gender and Development (GAD) conference room.

In her welcome remarks, College President Joy M. Sorrosa provided a brief introduction of Dr. Halog, “He is interested in the following areas that are very relevant to the circular economy concept: Computing Information Systems, Agro-Forestry, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Marine Biology, Food Technology, and Tourism.”

DNSC seeks to leverage Dr. Halog’s expertise to identify forward-thinking partnerships and projects. “Circular economy is essentially a waste-to-wealth concept. Biomass waste, agricultural waste, or even aquaculture waste can be converted to value-adding products,” Dr. Halog explained during his discussion on the circular economy.

Dr. Anthony Halog
Dr. Anthony Halog. Photo by Alison Pejera, DNSC PIO.

To formally conclude the meeting, President Sorrosa and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Girley S. Gumanao, presented Dr. Halog with a token of appreciation.

(L-R) Dr. JC Jun Crisostomo-Gallera, BAComm Pogram Chairperson; Rhaymart Joe Gella, Director for Finance; Dr. Charlo Bianci Guray, Director for Planning and Resource Management; Dr. Jesebel Besas, Director for Production Division, Dr. Joy M. Sorrosa, College President; Dr. Anthony Halog; Josiedel Santamaria, Director for Student Development Services; Dr. Girley Gumanao, Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dr. Marianne Rebortera, Director for Extension Division, Dr. Mark Van Buladaco, Dean of Institute of Computing. Photo by Alison Pejera, DNSC PIO.