Mindanao inventors want tech body transferred to OP

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / October 20) – The case of the missing fund for an inventors’ exhibition here has snapped the patience of inventors who demanded that a technology agency be transferred to the Office of the President.

Samuel Abrenilla, who heads the Mindanao Inventors’ Federation, Inc. said Mindanao inventors have long griped over difficulty in accessing funds from the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI), an agency under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

Abrenilla said Manila-wide and Luzon-wide inventors’ organizations have received most of TAPI’s funds for inventors and accused the agency of neglect of Mindanao. “There is imperialism up there (in Manila),” he said.

When a supposed P70,000 fund from TAPI failed to reached them Thursday, after it was verbally promised to be handed them personally by Josephine Santiago, director of TAPI, the exhibitors wanted some changes in treatment by the national government.Read full story here.


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