50 SUCs showcase local-made research product at CHED’s first SUC expo

Published March 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

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By Alexandria San Juan

At least 50 state universities and colleges (SUC) across the country showcased their locally-made research products at the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) first SUC expo.

CHED Chairperson J. Prospero De Vera III

The Philippine’s higher education commission kicked off on Monday the three-day SUC exhibit at the Activity Area of Trinoma Mall in Quezon City, in time for its 25th founding anniversary.

CHED chairman Prospero De Vera Jr. said that the fair, dubbed “The Art of SUCcess: 2020 SUC Expo,” offers an opportunity for SUCs to showcase their products that are not commercially available nor easily accessible.

With theme “Passion, Innovation, and Connection,” SUCs from the country’s 14 regions exhibit their own distinct manufactures that signify their contribution to the advancement of technology and socio-economy from a variety of local areas.

“We are happy to finally put together so many SUCs in one big venue. We used to have SUC fairs in the region and small spaces in CHED before, and we realized that it is not the best way to showcase the brilliance of our SUCs,” De Vera said in a press conference.

According to CHED, they made sure that all products of SUCs in the ongoing exhibit are really research outputs.

Apart from booth exhibitions, the SUC fair will also invite speakers for motivational talks and socio-cultural performances as part of the three-day expo.

Among the products presented in the three-day exhibit are the stingless bee honey from the Agricultural State University of Central Bicol, rabbit meat empanada of the Bulacan Agricultural State College, mushroom-based gourmet products from the University of Eastern Philippines, coconut handicrafts from Visayas State University, vinta-inspired tokens from the Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College, and vegetable desserts from Northwestern Mindanao State College of Science and Technology.

CHED said the expo was launched to “uphold the country’s research culture and relative functions through the Higher Education Act of 1994.”