IFSU pitches Calamatis Bath Soap, IFSU ‘Bayah’, Magnifica Wine in 1st Agri-Aqua Innovation Pitch Fest

Ifugao State University (IFSU) through the Intellectual Property Creative Works and Technology Business Management Center (IPCWTBMC) featured the Calamatis Bath Soap, IFSU Bayah (Rice Wine), and Magnifica Wine in the first Agri-Aqua Innovation Pitch Fest on December 6, 2022, at the Acacia Hotel, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

Bannering the theme, “Make Science and Technology (S&T) your Business Edge,” the Agri-Aqua Innovation Pitch Fest aims to showcase the best technologies with commercial potential in the agri-aqua sector.

Along with other technologies of the State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and Research and Development Institutes (RDIs) across 15 regions being supported by the programs of DOST PCAARRD on Intellectual Property (IP) protection and management and technology commercialization, IFSU featured Calamatis Bath Soap, Magnifica Wine and the IFSU Bayah (rice wine).

Calamatis Bath Soap with tomato extracts has a natural skin-bleaching agent that treats dark spots or discoloration of the skin and tomato extracts help get your cheeks a rosy hue and your body a fair glow. It is also laboratory-tested bath soap that fights very active bacteria - Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans.

Magnifica Wine is made from Medinilla Magnifica plant also known as "pfallang-pfang" in the local dialect and acknowledged as the Philippine Orchid is commonly grown in abundance in the native forest of Ifugao. Medinilla Magnifica Wine has high vitamin content suitable for any occasion.

Bayah (rice wine) is a symbol of the identity of IFugaos where it is always served during weddings and special occasions, a unique type of drink, prepared from the yield of majestic mountain rice terraces.

Said event was initiated by the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD) in collaboration with the Association of PAQE Professionals (APP), and the Licensing Executives Society Philippines (LES Philippines).