MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, May 12 (PIA) – In support to the food sector industry, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Camiguin office turned over food processing tools and equipment shared service facility (SSF) to Yumbing Barangay Council in Mambajao town.
The facility turned over include oven, mixer, grinder, drier, pressure cooker, freezer, and other basic cooking equipment aimed at increasing incomes of local food processors.
DTI said the project is projected to benefit some 30 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
Yumbing Barangay Chairman Eusebio P. Romualdo formally received the SSF from DTI Representative Rita Salcedo during the ceremonial turn-over held recently at the barangay hall, witnessed by other barangay officials.
Considering the spur of tourism activities in the barangay because of its proximity to the famous White Island, locals see the potentials that the project will bring to its economy. (Zita M. Abellare with reports from Rita Salcedo, DTI-Camiguin/ PIA-10)
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)
MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, January 27 (PIA) — The Municipal Government Unit (MLGU) of Guinsiliban, Camiguin received a Coco-sugar Processing Shared Service Facility (SSF) from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Camiguin Provincial Office.
The MLGU’s direct beneficiary is the Guinsiliban Coconut Sugar Producer Association, led by the incumbent chair Marcelito Navarro.
The turn over includes a double kettle/burner with rotating coconut sugar maker to increase production volume and improve productivity; digital and mechanical weighing scales to standardize weights of finished products; hand pressed sealers to increase shelf life; food grade stainless working table compliant to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and a moisture meter to standardize the its moisture content.
According to DTI, from farming and fishing, the coconut sugar processing will become a value adding activity to coconut farmers, assures brighter prospect of improving the local economy by increasing domestic sales, investments and job generation.
Coconut sugar is known to be highly nutritious and a high value organic product with increasing demand especially from health conscious consumers both in the local and international market, as such, the product is now positioned among the town’s pasalubong items in support to the development of the tourism industry of Guinsiliban and the whole province of Camiguin as well. (Zita M. Abellare, DTI-Camiguin/PIA)