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Monday, September 26, 2022

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SIRIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte -- The Department of Science and Technology – Caraga (DOST-Caraga), through its Provincial Science and Technology Office – Surigao del Norte (PSTO-SDN), forged a Memorandum of Agreement with Anchico Cakes and Pastries Shop on September 15, 2022.

The MOA is for the project entitled “Production Capacity Upgrading of Anchico Cakes and Pastries through Science and Technology Intervention” with an approved project cost amounting to P 284,000.00 under the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP).

Ms. Mayumi A. Miel, the proprietor of the firm, is a certified public accountant who has a great passion in baking cakes and pastries. Her business began in 2011 focusing on the production and selling of homemade tablea using a recipe she acquired from her mother. In 2015, she decided to venture into baking and selling of cakes and pastries and invested additional capital to procure equipment for baking.

With positive feedback from regular clients, her cake and pastry products ultimately acquired an increasing number of customers. It was in year 2021 when the business was registered. Today, Ms. Miel continues to supply cakes and pastries to a few recognized restaurants in the city namely Manzanitas Restaurant, PV Grill, and two (2) branches of Bastie Coffeeshop. Her online customers also continue to increase.

Ms. Miel envisions that Anchico Cakes and Pastries Shop will become a trusted brand in the province and eventually in Caraga region for manufacturing high quality cakes and pastries. She decided to expand her business by not just accepting orders but also accommodating walk-in customers both for dine-in and take-out. However, due to limited capacity of production machineries, the business cannot increase its production volume and expand its market reach. The increasing demand of products in the market also requires the firm to upgrade its production capacity and capability to meet customers’ demand.

With this, the proponent sought assistance to DOST through the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program to upgrade the business’ production equipment to accommodate the increasing number of her customers/clients and cope with the anticipated increase of demand as she expands her business.

During the MOA signing, DOST-Surigao del Norte and Anchico Cakes and Pastries Shop pledged to extend their full support and commitment for the effective implementation of the aforementioned SETUP project.

SETUP enables firms to address their technical problems through acquisition and transfer of technology interventions. DOST-Surigao del Norte is also inviting interested MSMEs in the province to avail of the SETUP Program. Message our page Department of Science and Technology - Surigao del Norte to know more about the benefits, requirements, and identified priority sectors. (DOST-SDN/PIA-Surigao del Norte)