DTI R2 Isabela Provincial Director delivering his message the I2I:B2B webinar.

To support micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) during the COVID-19 crisis, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Region 2 Isabela Provincial Office conducted a business matching activity with Isabela Logistic Partners or Information and Communication Technology (ICT) stakeholders via Zoom.

The I2I:B2B or ICT to reach Industries: A Business-to-Business Matching will help MSMEs avail themselves of the opportunity necessary for their long-term growth and viability.

In his message, DTI-Isabela Provincial Director (PD) Winston T. Singun encouraged the MSMEs to strengthen their knowledge on the various platforms that can be used in promoting their products. He also said that DTI will continuously support MSMEs, especially in these trying times. “As we in (DTI) aim to help every business owner to adapt in the new normal set-up we assure to deliver programs and services that will bring all business owners together. Tuloy-tuloy po ang pagnenegosyo sa kabila ng lahat ng pagsubok. Sisiguruhin po naming tayo ay aangat lahat,” PD Singun said.

ICT stakeholders namely Mr. Edmar D. De Luna of Delivery Boy Ph, Mr. Mark A. Duque of Mr. Delivery, Ms. Jade Bernabe of Padyak, and Mr. Epraim Abat of A Delivery presented their platforms respectively to promote how they can help Isabela MSMEs in reaching areas not only in the province but also nationwide and internationally. Through the said platforms, DTI-Isabela also aims to enhance MSMEs’ capabilities and competitiveness as suppliers of quality goods and services.

An open forum was facilitated to address the queries and concerns of the Isabela MSME participants after each presentation.

In his closing remarks, Senior Trade and Industry Specialist (STIDS) Mr. Lovell Mark C. Campania emphasized that DTI-Isabela will continue its effort to support Isabela MSMEs. “Patuloy lang po ang pagtulong namin sa inyo para malinang ang ating kaalaman,” STIDS Campania said. Ms. Frechel Umaguing and Ms. Alexa Nica Mercurio both Technical Assistants of the Business Development Division (BDD) hosted the said activity. Also present were BDD Chief Lenore Lee S. Lopez, STIDS Maria Corazon C. Mamuri, TIDS Shynne Cecille C. Arao and Mary Rose Dumpit, and BDD Technical Assistant Monique Peredo.♦

Date of Release: April 5, 2021