April 18, 2023 – The DA-Bureau of Soils and Water Management (DA-BSWM), through the Laboratory Services Division (LSD), conducted a laboratory tour for participants from Davao Oriental State University. This undertaking is part of their benchmarking activities in the Establishment of Soils Laboratory at Davao Oriental State University. 

The Director of BSWM, Dr. Gina P. Nilo, officially welcomed the participants from Davao Oriental State University. She commended their initiatives on setting up a Soil and Water Laboratory in the university which can significantly help to cater to the needs of the students, researchers, and other stakeholders in the province and can contribute to the Philippines’ agricultural development.

The laboratory tour, led by the LSD Technical Personnel, equipped the participants with the necessary information on what must be considered when setting up a new soil laboratory.  

The participants from Davao Oriental State University were Dr. Wilanfranco Tayone, Dr. Janeth C. Tayone, Prof. Anne Catherine Padilla, Prof. Rod Ryan B. Mendoza, Dr. Ivan Saligumba, Dr. Analyn Cabras, Dr. Phoebe Nemenzo-Calica, Dr. Milton Norman Medina, Mr. Giovanne Tampos, and Ms. Hayma Usman.