Solidum: S&T interventions make local products world class

Department of Science and Technology (DOST) underscored the significance of science and technology interventions in making local products.

Science and Technology Secretary Renato Solidum (middlemost) visits Golden Crown Petals and Herbs, a Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program beneficiary in Tarlac City. (DOST Tarlac)

During his visit to Golden Crown Petals and Herbs (GCPH), DOST Secretary Renato Solidum recognized the potential of local products competing globally with the application of appropriate technologies.

GCPH is a beneficiary of the agency’s Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP).

“Our micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) have the capacity to become world class, which is why we always emphasize the importance of science and technology in our programs. With science and technology, businesses will surely prosper,” Solidum said.

SETUP allows MSMEs to avail of technological innovations that can elevate their businesses from kitchen-scale to world-class enterprises.

For her part, GCPH Owner Fe Esperanza Sabado shared that they now export their products to 15 countries across Asia, Australia, America, Europe, and Africa, which comprises 99 percent of its market.

“Now, more than ever, I consider DOST as heaven sent because now, I am proud to present the fruits of DOST labor with GCPH, and we are still growing,” Sabado expressed.

Through SETUP, GCPH acquired solar power technologies enabling harness of sustainable and renewable energy sources thus allowing the firm to meet its growing production demand. (CLJD/GLSB-PIA 3)

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