To further promote the Bureau and its technologies, ERDB joined the Philippine Army 2nd Infantry Division’s Oktoberfest celebration. The event was held in Camp Capinpin, Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal on October 26-28, 2016.

ERDB showcased the Hi-Q VAM 1, a biofertilizer that thrives in the roots of plants at the trade fair. Visitors from other government agencies, students, soldiers, and community residents were informed on its benefits to plants. Plant samples were displayed to show the difference between the plants with and without Hi-Q VAM 1. Many visitors, especially, the soldiers bought kilos of the said biofertilizer.

ERDB as principal research of the DENR was also discussed to the visitors. Many were interested in the training on application of Hi-Q VAM 1 and asked for ERDB’s address and contact number.

The guest of honor was Tanay Mayor Rex Manuel Tanjuatco, who thanked the participants and visitors who joined the event. Other activities included parade, streetdancing competition, fun run and concert. Ann Valerie V. Gillado, TTD