Efren dela Cruz, STIDS of DTI Quirino presented the Memorandum of Agreement to Hon. Mayor Nieverose C. Meneses of Nagtipunan, Quirino for the transfer of three Shared Service Facilities (SSF) to the local government unit of Nagtipunan.

The Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) – Quirino Provincial Office recently turned – over three Shared Service Facilities to the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Nagtipunan on 1 March.

The three SSF projects – Crunchy Corn Making Facility, Egg Processing Facility, and Veggie Noodles and Chips Making Facility – were previously awarded and managed by private organizations.  However, due to internal issues, they were unable to continue operating the facilities for a long while thus, the DTI and the the organizations agreed to have LGU Nagtipunan take over the management of these facilities.  LGU Nagtipunan signified its intent to take over the projects as one way of supporting the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) of Nagtipunan, the farthest municipality of the Province of Quirino.

During the MOA signing, Nagtipunan’s Mayor Nieverose C. Meneses expressed her appreciation and gratitude to DTI’s support to the MSME sector especially in the far-flung areas of the country like the Municipality of Nagtipunan, Quirino.♦

Date of release: 18 March 2019