MAKATI CITY — The Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development (BSMED) facilitated the signing of Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between DTI and San Miguel Yamamura Packaging Corporation (SYMPC), the packaging business of San Miguel Corporation, which aims to improve the packaging of the local products and to provide cost-efficient packaging solutions to MSMEs. 

On behalf of DTI Regional Operations Group Undersecretary Bles Lantayona, Assistant Secretary Dominic Tolentino Jr. led the MOA signing last February 16, 2023 with SMYPC Vice President and Sales & Marketing Director, Ms. Edita Molato, as well as SMYPC Vice President and Division Finance Manager, Ms. Cynthia Lazatin. 

“It is about time that we collaborate, enhance, and push further towards product development, branding, and innovative packaging solutions which are at par with the international standards,” Asec. Tolentino said.

 DTI and SMYPC plan to conduct roadshows nationwide to introduce appropriate packaging solutions to the MSMEs through the latter’s network of authorized distributors. This initiative will also allow SMYPC to better appreciate and understand the packaging needs of the MSMEs and propose innovations beneficial to the target sectors.  

Under the signed agreement, DTI and SMYPC will work together to empower the MSMEs through training and education, coaching and mentoring and other innovative and developmental interventions that would upgrade, upskill, and even upsize the MSMEs. 

The innovative and collaborative project of the DTI and San Miguel Yamamura Packaging Corporation will begin this year. *

Date of release: 06 March 2023