(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 17 December 2018) Tail-End of a Cold Front affecting the eastern sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas. Northeast Monsoon affecting the rest of Luzon. Mindanao will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to localized thunderstorm. Eastern section of Mindanao will have strong winds coming from Northeast with rough seas. The rest of Mindanao will have light to moderate winds coming from Northeast with slight to moderate seas. (PAGASA)

Monday, June 11, 2018


Negosyo Center Butuan conducts briefing on entrepreneurship

BUTUAN CITY, June 11 -- A total of 261 students and faculty from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNAR) of the Caraga State University (CSU) recently gathered for a briefing on entrepreneurship and possible business opportunities in their area of study.

This was on the occasion of the CASNAR Days and Agro Fair held and organized by the college’s student local government.

Engr. Rey Corvera of the Department of Trade and Industry – Agusan del Norte and Negosyo Center (NC) - Butuan did an entrepreneurial mind- setting session and briefed them on business opportunities and actual successful businesses in agriculture and natural resources in the country.

The inputs, according to Corvera, were aimed at widening the student’s choices between job or business and made them appreciate that indeed there is money in agriculture.

The two-day Agro Fair also featured a small bazaar showcasing the products from the college’s different programs.

Through this the students were given the chance to display what they have made and draw comments and suggestions to improve their products. (DTI-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)

33 CSOs attend SYOB, business planning in Las Nieves

LAS NIEVES, Agusan del Norte, June 11 -- Around 33 participants from 13 civil society organizations from the municipality of Las Nieves participated in the "Starting Your Own Business” (SYOB) seminar with a business planning workshop held recently here.

Las Nieves Negosyo Center (NC) Manager Ramabe Montilla said the seminar was held to instill entrepreneurial mindset among the local groups by presenting to them the importance of business and entrepreneurs to the economy and to the development of an area.

"It is important to make these organizations entrepreneurially driven since they have great resources (vast lands and crops with human resources) and optimum utilization of this potential will be beneficial to all," said Montilla.

Montilla, acting as lead facilitator, discussed the following: rewards and risk of going into business, attributes of a successful entrepreneur, steps and consideration in starting an enterprise, and writing a business plan.

He also presented business planning and its importance.

This was followed by an exercise to help the participants think of a suitable business for them to match their current resources and potential.

Some of the business ideas generated were banana chips and barquillos making, water refilling station, bottled water supplier, furniture production, meat processing/food processing, lending, feeds making, rice trading and rubber trading.

Montilla and NC Las Nieves Project Staff Niel John Dapat guided the participants in preparing a simple business plan for their ideas.

The participants expressed their appreciation for the simple business planning exercise because accordingly “as aspiring entrepreneurs it helped us get a glance of the business they are pursuing or may pursue soon, and see how much cost will be used up and how much income we can gain.”

Montilla also told them that a well-prepared business plan can also help them source funds or get investors for their business. (DTI-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)