Words of gratitude and glee filled the City Mayor’s Office of Ozamiz City as the
Supervising Administrative Officer of the Local Government Unit, Ms. Maria Lucy R.
Cabalit together with the Ozamiz City Complementary Food Production Facility (CFPF)
Head, Ms. Lelita G. Navarez received the 60,000 pieces of Rice Mongo Sesame (RMS)
Baby Food Blend packaging material last 08 April 2019.
In 2016, LGU Ozamiz City was one of the beneficiaries of the DOST-Food Nutrition
Research Institute (FNRI) project on the roll-out of complementary food production
facility to address malnutrition of young children ages 6 to 59 months old. Ozamiz City
CFPF is capable of producing RMS baby food blend for 6 to 24 months old toddlers and
Rice Mongo (RM) Crunchies for 25 to 59 months old children.
To continually improve and hasten production of these complementary food products,
DOST Region 10 through the Provincial Science and Technology Center of Misamis
Occidental headed by Ms. Eufresnie Ann D. Simbajon extended additional support to
the facility amounting to more than P300,000.00. Mechanical bean roaster and electric
double deep fryer were turned over last 11 February 2019.
To compete with the existing commercial brands of baby food products in the market,
DOST also provided assistance on the packaging and labelling design and initial
execution of the RMS baby food blend. “Naa na gyud maka compete sa commercial
brand (RMS baby food blend can now compete with the commercial brands)” Ms.
To support waste management, Ms. Navarez eagerly said that discounts will be given to
the next purchase of the customers who will return the used packaging materials. These
will then be utilized to produce eco bags, wallets and other novelty materials.
The Local Government Unit of Ozamiz City was grateful to DOST’s assistance.
“DOST are the people behind the scene”, Ms. Cabalit added with sincere gratitude.
(Joanne Katherine R. Banaag, DOST-X)
About the picture (IMG_0956-2.jpg)
Turnover of 60,000 pieces RMS Baby Food Blend packaging to LGU Ozamiz City with
Ms. Maria Lucy Cabalit representing the City Mayor, Ms. Lelitha G. Navarez head of the
Ozamiz City Complementary Food Production Facility, and PSTD Eufresnie Ann D.
Simbajon and the PSTC staffs
The Department of Science and Technology – Region X (DOST-X) envisions to be an
effective and competent catalyst of inclusive development by providing world class and
innovative Science & Technology services in Region X.