|Photos taken during the product development seminar and one-on-one consultation on February 6, 2018 at the TLDO Training Center, Mall of the Valley, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan|
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Cagayan Provincial Office and the City Government of Tuguegarao through the Technology and Livelihood Development Office (TLDO) conducted another round of product development seminar with one-on-one consultation to 17 MSMEs of Tuguegarao City on February 6, 2018 at the TLDO Training Center, Mall of the Valley, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.
Aimed at refining and redefining the labels and products of the MSMEs, Mr. Cesar Crisostomo, owner of Ritepak Packaging Solutions and a successful entrepreneur, sat with them and discussed the gaps and needs of the products they need to address.
“Under the BuB projects of DTI and the City Government, we will provide a solution to the needs identified during the consultation,” said Mr. Mario Eugenio, TLDO Chief.
As an offshoot of the activity, 17 labels have been finalized. The initial cost of the printing shall be borne by the City Government under DTI-BuB 2016 fund.
“Before I joined this seminar, my gourmet tuyo business is not my top priority. I manage a coffee shop, and I also have other lines of business. But after my consultation with Sir Cesar (Crisostomo) and Maám Liza (Guzman) of DTI, I am now more interested in pursuing it. In fact, I also would like to be enrolled under the Kapatid Mentor ME to capacitate me in pursuing my business,” says Ms. Marmee Carag-Vela, owner of Z-Bros Native Food Products and one of the participants.
In addition to the printing of labels, the MSME-beneficiaries shall also be given packaging assistance under the DTI-BuB 2016 projects of Tuguegarao City.♦
|Photo taken during the ribbon-cutting ceremony on February 23, 2018|
The Provincial Government of Cagayan (PGC), in tandem with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Cagayan Provincial Office mounted a trade fair to support CAVRAA 2018 on February 23 – March 2, 2018 and Local Civil Registrars (LCR) National Convention on March 5-8, 2018.
Themed “Paddarafunan Anna Akkakanan Trade and Food Fair”, the fair runs from February 23 – March 8, 2018 in Mamba Gymnasium, Tuguegarao City, and is actively participated in by 85 food and non-food exhibitors from the different municipalities of Cagayan and Region 02.
The trade fair formally kicked-off through a ribbon-cutting ceremony on February 23, 2018 spearheaded by Cagayan Governor Manuel N. Mamba and Atty. Maria Rosario S. Mamba-Villaflor, Chief of Staff of the Provincial Governor and Officer-in-Charge of Tourism Division of Provincial Tourism Office of Cagayan. It was also graced by Mr. Arnold A. Alonzo, Tourism and Museum Consultant and other dignitaries from different government agencies and private entities. Mr. Roberto A. Pancha, Trade and Industry Development Specialist, represented DTI during the launching ceremony.
With the influx of sports enthusiasts from all over the region during the CAVRAA 2018, and the succeeding conduct of the Local Civil Registrars National Convention in Tuguegarao City, the fair is expected to generate at least 3 Million Pesos in sales.♦
|Photos taken during the Product Development Seminar at the Rizal Activity Center, Rizal, Cagayan on February 22-23, 2018.|
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Local Government Unit of Rizal conducted a two-day Product Packaging and Labelling Seminar and one-on-one consultation with the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) at the Rizal Activity Center, Rizal, Cagayan on February 22-23, 2018.
About 25 MSMEs from the different barangays of Rizal attended the seminar which focused on product development consultation and critiquing of existing products.
Mr. Remigio Taguba, Executive Assistant of LGU Rizal, welcomed the participants in behalf of Mayor Brenda B. Ruma.
Ms. Janice Villaflor, BuB Focal Person of LGU Rizal and Mr. Johnfrey Bauag, Municipal Tourism Officer, facilitated the conduct of the seminar.
Ms. Maria Liza A. Guzman, BuB Focal Person of DTI Cagayan discussed the next steps and different activities lined-up under the DTI-BuB Yaman Pinoy Project of LGU Rizal. She also discussed the programs of the Department for MSME development.
Meanwhile, Mr. Renmark Marcelo, Designer of DTI Regional Office 02 conducted the product development consultation and product critiquing.
The seminar was also supported by the Department of Science and Technology – (DOST) Provincial Science and Technology Center Cagayan and the Department of Labor and Employment – Cagayan Field Office. Ms. Aileen Amichelle B. Tuliao discussed the programs of DOLE in support to MSMEs, while Ms. Jennifer B. Ibañez and Ms. Elise Marie M. Lucas discussed the SET-UP Program and the services of the Regional Standards and Testing Laboratory of DOST.
“We thank the Department of Trade and Industry for your support to our MSMEs. Rest assured that your efforts will not be futile as we, at LGU Rizal, will commit to help them in the best way we can for their products to reach the market,” says Executive Assistant Taguba.
He also extended his gratitude to DOST, DOLE and all government agencies that have been very supportive to MSMEs. He assured that LGU Rizal will value all the resources given to the municipality.♦
|Photo taken during the launching of the Kapatid Mentor Me Program Batch 3 & 4 on March 2, 2018 at the Our Lady of the Pillar Parish Pastoral Center Hall in Cauayan City, Isabela|
About 180 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) from the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino, including the pre-selected mentees joined in the launching of the Kapatid Mentor Me (KMME) Program Batch 3 & 4 on March 2, 2018 at the Our Lady of the Pillar Parish Pastoral Center Hall in Cauayan City, Isabela.
The KMME Program, is one of the flagship programs of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) intended to assist Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) to sustain and scale up their businesses. Two (2) of the 10 modules were already discussed during the launching activity.
Mr. Clarke S. Nebrao, Chairman and President of the Association of Laguna Food Processors served as resource speaker for Module 1: Entrepreneurial Mind-setting and Values Formation and Mr. Eufracio C. Ocampo, President and General Manager of Sitsirya Food Inc. discussed Module 2: Marketing Mindset.
Alongside with the launching, a Business Cliniquing and Consultation was also conducted for the participants.
DTI Region 02 OIC Regional Director Ruben B. Diciano encouraged the participants to maximize the opportunity to gain additional knowledge in improving their business operations.♦
|Allacapan Mayor Harry D. Florida (center) together with LGU personnel and some DTI Cagayan Provincial Office personnel pose for a picture during the meeting.|
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Cagayan Provincial Office under the helm of Provincial Director Bernardino G. Mabborang reinforces its partnership with the Local Government Unit of Allacapan in a meeting with its Local Chief Executive, Mayor Harry D. Florida on February 28, 2018 in Allacapan, Cagayan.
Dr. Leonardo P. Urata, Senior Trade and Industry Development Specialist, Ms. Marivic Y. Calvo, Senior Trade and Industry Development Specialist, and Ms. Maria Liza A. Guzman, Trade and Industry Development Specialist, represented DTI Cagayan during the meeting.
Mr. Ricky O. dela Cruz, BuB Focal Person and GSO of LGU Allacapan also joined the meeting.
DTI programs, projects and activities were discussed during the meeting. Particular focus was given to the Shared Service Facilities Project and the Bottom-up Budgeting Project, both of which are being implemented in Allacapan
Mayor Florida assured his support to the projects, including provision of processing center to house the SSF equipment awarded to Capagaran Banana Growers Association. He also promised to immediately implement and liquidate the remaining amount of the Industry Clustering Development Project under the DTI-BuB 2016 fund.
“We thank the DTI for its assistance to our MSMEs and we welcome other DTI programs here in Allacapan,” the Mayor concluded.♦