SAGAY, CAMIGUIN February 26 (PIA) – The Camiguin Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) provincial office turned-over one unit corn roaster and pulverizer and a good manufacturing practice (GMP) aligned working table to the Malingin Women’s Association on 08 February 2016.
Formally receiving the SSF from DTI-Camiguin representative Bryan Kent A. Rafols were incumbent Sagay Poblacion Barangay Captain Niel John B. Yangco along with the members of the barangay council and the Malingin Women’s Association President Josephine A. Ladao.
According to DTI, The National Statistics Coordination Board (NSCB) identified the municipality of Sagay as one of the poorest municipalities in the whole country in 2015. The SSF turnover is aimed at increasing the productivity and efficiency of the local corn brew processing as well as the sales, income, and the quality of its beneficiaries.
Corn brew has gained acceptance in the local market as a caffeine free, healthy alternative to the real coffee and has a multitude of health benefits of boosting the immune system and promoting weight loss. .
Meanwhile, DTI’s SSF is a livelihood assistance program that intends to give Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) access to better technology and more sophisticated equipment for marketable production and competitiveness acceleration.
SSF envisioned assisting SMEs with high potential to expand and generate additional jobs in various locations of the country. (Zita M. Abellare with reports from Bryan Kent Rafols, DTI-Camiguin, PIA Cam iNet)