in photo: DTI Region 4A SSF monitoring team together with the SANGKAP-Alabat, Inc.

The Department of Trade and Industry – Region 4A and Department of Trade and Industry-Quezon Provincial Office’s Shared Service Facilities (SSF) Monitoring Team conducted an inventory of the property, plant and equipment of SANGKAP-Alabat, Inc. located at Kabuhayan Center, Barangay Camagong, Alabat, Quezon.

The SSF Monitoring Team inspected the physical condition of the machines: one (1) mechanical dyer and one (1) mechanical grater. SANGKAP has been entrusted as its cooperator for cassava cracker and banana chip processing since 2013.

in photo: Ms. Marjorie Ann Reyes and  Mr. Leif Byron inspecting the Samiano Alabat’s Shared Service Facilities

Inside the plant vicinity, the preparation/handling area, processing/cooking, and storage areas for both ready-to-eat and uncooked cassava flakes were checked. Outside premises were also visited by the team. Some suggestions deemed to improve their production capacity were given to Ana Marie G. Septimo, President. The production and sales records were likewise monitored in order to assess the readiness and capability of the cooperator to sustain this livelihood project. Isidra Emely M. Solis, LGU Alabat employee, functions as One Town-One Product coordinator and is a full-pledged SANGKAP member herself.

SANGKAP has already maintained its 26 female members, and everyone earns equally from their twice-weekly duty rotation. They have a continuous production and were able to attend DTI-sponsored trade fairs as well as UP Los Baños’ week-long exhibits during its Foundation Day.

in photo: Ms. Marjorie Ann Reyes, Mr. Harvin Bob P. Puno, Mr. Leif Byron Samiano inspecting the Samiano Alabat’s Shared Service Facilities

Upon completion of the PPE inventory for SANGKAP, the Monitoring Team saw enough time to visit the recently-launched SSF for AIFPC – Coco Nectar Sweetener Production, housed at Cocohub premises also in Brgy. Camagong.

The SSF Monitoring Team was composed of Ms. Marjorie Ann Reyes, Mr. Harvin Bob P. Puno, Mr. Leif Byron Samiano from DTI IVA, and Leizel A. Luneta from DTI Quezon.Victoria T. Gonzales, Negosyo Center Alabat Business Counselor, arranged the monitoring team’s courtesy call to Mayor Ramil R. Arquiza, and Mylene L. Culing, LGU-Alabat MAO-designate, coordinated the service vehicle used during the activity.

Date of Release: 8 August 2022