THE DEPARTMENT of Science and Technology-Davao Region office (DoST-9) and the Davao City government are set to sign a memorandum of agreement (MoA) for the setting up of a wastewater treatment facility for the slaughterhouse. DoST-9, under its P6.2 million Sanitation Embankment Project, will utilize the Vertical Helophyte Filtration System (VHFS) technology that allows filtration and reuse of wastewater. “The MoA is good to go for this year definitely, and based on the timeline, we are supposed to start this month,” DoST-9 Assistant Regional Director Mirasol G. Domingo told the media. The VHFS is now being piloted at Porky’s, a popular lechon seller in the city. Ms. Domingo said they started developing the technology last year with the help of a Dutch water engineer consultant. — Maya M. Padillo