Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Surigao Norte celebrates MSMED week

By Mardel Allen G. Delanto

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Aug. 8 (PIA) – In celebration of the Micro Small and Medium Enterprise Development (MSMED) Week, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Surigao del Norte provincial office in partnership with the Provincial Government Unit and Surigao Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) recently conducted a mini-bazaar dubbed “Tiangge-Tiangge Nan Surigao” held in front of the Provincial Sports Complex, this city.

The activity is intended to showcase the best products of Surigao del Norte like processed foods, organic and healthy food products, beverages, wearable and home-style products and the likes.

It also aims for Surigaonons to be aware, appreciate and take pride in patronizing the very own produce of their fellow Surigaonons.

DTI is inviting all producers in the province to take part of the similar event in the future and to take advantage of the venue to showcase their products for free.

For more information just visit the DTI Office located at the 2nd Floor of Simtoco Business Center, Burgos Street, Surigao City or contact at telephone number 826-2373 or 0949-1106787. (DTI-Surigao del Norte/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Bayugan City LPCC meets, forms Bantay Presyo Task Force

BAYUGAN CITY, Agusan del Sur, Aug. 8 - For its first meeting, the Local Price Coordinating Council (LPCC) of this city adopted two resolutions to make the council more effective to work on its mandate.

The first resolution was the creation of the Bantay Presyo Task Force to be composed of technical staff from the council’s member agencies.  The second is to encourage the use of price tag for commodities sold in the public market to foster transparency and provide convenience to the buying public.

Presided by the LPCC Vice-Chairperson, OIC-Provincial Director Brenda Corvera of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Agusan del Sur on behalf of LPCC Chair - Bayugan City Mayor Kim Lope Asis, the group discussed in detail the functions of the council and its member agencies/offices.

The council also looked at the status and current prices of basic necessities in the city as reported by the implementing agencies or those tasked to monitor under the Price Act.

The Price Act or R.A. 7581, which outlines the functions of the LPCC and other provisions to ensure price stability and adequate supply of consumer goods was discussed by DTI-AdS Consumer Protection Unit Head Cerila Inson during the recently held meeting.

DTI-Caraga regional office’ chief of the Consumer Protection Division Lorijane Sacote also presented a summary of other pertinent consumer welfare –related laws and provided inputs on the proper actions the council will do on issues relative to price changes/manipulations.

Overall, it was noted that business establishments in the area complied with the price freeze order and no change in prices was observed.

Monitoring of business establishments will continue until the 60th day provided in the Price Act or until the declaration of martial Law is lifted whichever is earlier.

The council agreed to meet every 2nd Wednesday of the quarter. Third quarter meeting is scheduled on October 11, 2017. (DTI-Agusan del Sur/PIA-Agusan del Sur)


AgSur KMME graduates 25 mentees, capacitates 10 NC counselors, 8 local mentors

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur, Aug. 8 – “Caraga’s progress hinges on Agusan del Sur’s progress. I have always believed that when your province develops, the whole region will do too.  You will be key in the actualization of that.”

This was the statement of regional director Brielgo Pagaran of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Caraga as he congratulated the 25 Agusan del Sur Kapatid Mentor Me (KMME) mentees before the Business Improvement Plan (BIP) presentations held recently at the Provincial Learning Center, Gov. D. O. Plaza Government Center, Prosperidad, this province.

He also challenged the mentees to make their ambitions big- that of becoming multi-millionaires three to five years from now for “in great attempts, it is glorious even to fail.”

The province’s first batch of 25 mentees hurdled the BIP presentations with their respective panel of four reviewers composed of representatives from the business sector, banking sector, Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE)- accredited mentors and DTI officials.   This was after all of them completed the 10 business learning modules under the KMME Program through lectures, coaching and mentoring where they were taught how to have the proper mindset and business knowhow to sustain and scale up their businesses.

DTI-AdS’ 10 Negosyo Center business counselors and eight of the 14 accredited local mentors also went through all the KMME modules, making them “graduates” as well.

Provincial Governor Adolph Edward Plaza was able to make it before the end of the graduation ceremony. As he did during the launch program, he reiterated his and the provincial government’s support to the mentees and the rest of the province’s micro and small enterprises.

DTI-Caraga assistant regional director Lolita Dorado, Agusan del Sur’s 14 PCE-accredited local mentors, representatives from the business and banking sector and the regional and provincial KMME team attended the graduation ceremony.

With funding support from the provincial government, city government of Bayugan and DTI Regional Operations Group (ROG), DTI-AdS will be doing a second run, which will be launched this August 9 in Bayugan City. (DTI-Agusan del Sur/PIA-Agusan del Sur)


Dinagat Islands, DepEd hold ‘Eskwela Kooperatiba’ forum

SAN JOSE, Dinagat Islands, Aug. 8 (PIA) – The provincial government here thru the Provincial Cooperative and Development Office (PCDO) in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) conducted recently the Eskwela Kooperatiba Forum held at the Provincial Guest Center, San Jose town.

Resource Speaker Emmanuel Santiaguel, who piloted the Eskwela Kooperatiba in the entire country, shared his knowledge and insights in managing Eskwela Kooperatiba in the province as what he did in Imus.

Eskwela Kooperatiba will help educate the students on how to save money and value the essence of being thrifty, he said.

During the said forum, a Memorandun of Agreement (MOA) was signed between the guardian cooperatives and schools.


Students from different schools in the municipality of Basilisa, Loreto, and San Jose together with their guardian cooperatives participated the said event. (PIO-Dinagat Islands/PIA-Dinagat Islands)