/ 30 November 2022

THE PANGASINAN State University hosted the first Philippine Salt Congress in a bid to kickstart the innovation process that will revive salt production in the country and make it a 21st century industry.

The two-day event showcased the university’s leadership in the development of salt processing and management through high-quality research, extension and innovation programs.

Policy makers, local government representatives, members of the academic community, salt manufacturers and salt farmers from all over the country gathered at the Sison Auditorium of Lingayen town in to participate.

PSU President Dr. Dexter Buted said
the salt industry has languished.

“Boosting the country’s salt industry would not only benefit salt farmers and their families but also every Filipino consumer and the local economy –while preserving traditional salt-making methods in the process,” Buted said.

Pangasinan Governor Ramon “Mon-Mon” Guico III supported moves to revive the salt industry.

“I’m requesting all salt associations to unite for a vision where we will no longer need to import salt because there is enough supply, enough workers and enough cooperatives,” Guico said.