DTRI employees transfer to newly renovated Dairy Technology Building

On November 18, 2022, DTRI employees transferred to the newly renovated Dairy Technology Building. It houses the Administration Office, Director’s Office, Conference Room, Dairy Technology Office, Breeding and Physiology Laboratory, Dairy Technology Laboratory, Nutrition and
Reproduction Laboratory, and Hot Room.


The blessing of the newly renovated building was done during the celebration of DTRI’s 60th anniversary last November 3, 2022.


The new workspace is now being utilized by the employees which renders a fresh and more productive atmosphere. It provides a good office environment that is essential for increasing efficiency and easier access to the different
divisions inside the building for DTRI and UPLB employees, students, and stakeholders.


The Renovation Committee and Building, Grounds, Maintenance and Transportation Division of the Institute headed the planning of the construction for the renovated Dairy Technology Building.


Since the fire incident that happened to the 60-year-old DTRI Administration Building on July 8, 2020, the offices of the different units were temporarily housed in different buildings inside the Institute. 

Along with the 60th anniversary celebration of DTRI is the blessing of its newly renovated building.
The building houses the offices and laboratories of the different divisions.
Administration Office and Director's Office on the right, Dairy Technology Office and Dairy Technology Laboratory on the left.
Inside the Administration Office.
The newly renovated Dairy Technology building.

DTRI Welcomes New Employees

The Dairy Training and Research Institute (DTRI) welcomed four new employees to the institute, namely: Dinben D. Buencillo, Agricultural Technician II; Karla Joy T. Gayosa, University Researcher II; Philip O. Abrigo, Farm Superintendent II; and Joy Lorraine S. Tumangan, Administrative Aide III.

Dinben D. Buencillo assumed his farm duties under the Dairy Farm Division as Agricultural Technician II last August 18, 2020. He graduated from the University of the Philippines Los Baños in 2012 with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management and started his Master’s Degree in Animal Science in 2016. He previously worked as a project and research assistant and as a University Research Associate I under the Land Grant Management Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Planning and Development. His most recent work before becoming hired at DTRI was as a Science Research Analyst under the College of Economics and Management.

Karla Joy T. Gayosa assumed her duty as University Researcher II last January 11, 2021 and is responsible for research and project works under the Dairy Production, Breeding, and Physiology Division. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of the Philippines Los Baños with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 2006 and passed the Agriculturists Licensure Examination in the same year. In 2017, she earned her Master’s Degree in Animal Science. She first started working under private companies then ventured into the academe as an instructor in the Institute of Animal Science before becoming an Assistant Professor 1. Prior to her current role, she was a University Researcher 1 in DTRI.

Philip O. Abrigo is responsible for supervising day-to-day field operations as Farm Superintendent II since January 12, 2021. He graduated from Cavite State University with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Major in Animal Science in 2002. He previously worked as a Farm Superintendent II in Philippine Carabao Center before working as an assistant farm manager from 2008 to 2011 and farm manager from 2013 to 2017 in New Zealand. He was also a farm consultant in Iloilo and Bulacan from 2018 to 2020.

The newest addition to the institute, Joy Lorraine S. Tumangan assumed her duty as Administrative Aide III last March 12, 2021 and is responsible for secretarial and clerical functions under the Finance and Administrative Services Division. She graduated in 2019 from the University of the Philippines Los Baños with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and earned her license as a Nutritionist-Dietitian in the same year as well. She was a former research assistant in different projects mainly about nutrition and her most previous work was as a contact tracer under the Department of the Interior and Local Government. 

Let us all welcome, Dinben, Karla, Philip and Lorraine!