(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 19 August 2022) At 3:00 AM today, a Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 1,325 km East of Central Luzon (15.6°N, 134.5°E). Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Northern and Central Luzon. The entire Caraga region will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon/Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to Moderate winds coming from Southeast to South will prevail with slight to moderate seas / (0.6 to 2.1 meters).



Tuesday, July 5, 2022

15 micro-enterprises graduated under KMME-MME from SurSur

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur – Some 15 micro-enterprises from Surigao del Sur (SDS) graduated under the 2022 Kapatid Mentor Me-Money Market Encounter (KMME-MME) Online Batch 1 after successfully completing the program, yesterday, July 4, 2022.

There were 5 mentees who were recognized for presenting excellent Business Improvement Plans (BIPs) as follows:

1.       Mr. Rey Anthony Malacaste (Maker’s Avenue Printing Services) Cagwait, SDS, 

2.       Ms. Judith Morado (Morado’s Food Product Manufacturing) Tandag City,

3.       Ms. Marissa Morales (Besties Convenience Store) Bislig City,

4.       Ms. Marineth Pingol (Mee Samuel Rice and Corn Trading) Madrid, SDS, and

5.       Ms. Kristine Dawn Salazar (Jonas Agrivet Supply).

Ms. Marivic Orig - Orig Bookkeeping Services, of Madrid, Madrid, SDS on the other hand was awarded  as Best BIP.

The KMME-MME is a regular program of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE) to train micro-enterprises through a 10-module mentorship program in order to boost their entrepreneurial capacity.

The program started in 2017 but due to pandemic, its implementation is conducted online. DTI-CARAGA facilitates its implementation, the PCE provides the mentors, while the 5 DTI Provincial Offices of Caraga provide the mentees from their respective areas.

A total of 16 micro-entrepreneurs from Surigao del Sur enrolled, completed the module, and prepared the Business Improvement Plan but only 15 were able to present the BIP.  The remaining mentee will be presenting her BIP in the next batch.

In her message, Ms. Marivic Orig said, “My fellow KMME graduates, let us grind and shine our businesses. Always remember what we learned from our mentors and be the channel of blessings to others and never hesitate to share this amazing and life-changing opportunity.  See you at the top! To DTI and PCE, thank you and Mabuhay ang KMME!”

The 15 KMME-MME Online Batch 1 graduates of Surigao del Sur shall now compose the 116 KMME graduates of the province, it was learned. (DTI-SDS Provincial Office/PIA-Surigap del Sur)