(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Sunday, 01 October 2023) Trough of a Low Pressure Area (LPA) affecting the eastern sections of Visayas and Mindanao. Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas. Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Trough of LPA /Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to moderate winds coming from Southwest to West will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Caraga’s 4 MSMEs recipients of 2021 best implementors

BUTUAN CITY -- Four Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Caraga were recognized by the Summit Consultancy and Research Services for their noticeable increase in their productivity after participating in the Manufacturing Productivity Extension (MPEX) Program of the Department of Science and Technology.

MPEX is a consultancy program under the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading – Innovation Support System (SETUP-ISS) that aims to increase the productivity of Micro, Small, and Medium Scale enterprises (MSMEs) in the manufacturing sector in partnership with Summit consultancy and Research Services, a recognized co-implementer of the productivity improvement program of the Department of Science and Technology Caraga. 

The recognized Best Firm Implementors of the 2021 Manufacturing Productivity Extension (MPEX) Program are Nature’s Apothecary in Nasipit, Agusan del Sur, JJE Graphics Design Services in Talacogon, Agusan del Sur, Bubbly Babe Cakeshop in Butuan City, and CLE Cachuela Welding Shop in San Miguel, Surigao del Sur out of 47 MSMEs in the region that underwent consultancy program. MPEX beneficiaries are expected to implement the recommendations suggested by the consultants such as Product Design and Packaging, Safety & housekeeping Practices/ Facilities, Food Safety, Plant Maintenance, and many others. 

Through the MPEX, the DOST introduced strategies to improve productivity and provided technical assistance to the manufacturing sector through capability-building activities and it also dwelt into all aspects of business operations such as financial, management, marketing, and production aspects. (DOST Caraga/PIA Caraga)