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Monday, July 25, 2016

NegoShow Time launched in Sibugay

by: Rhea Grace A. La Plana
Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay – As part of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME)Roving Academy, the Department of Trade and Industry-Provincial Field Office held a 2-day Livelihood/Business Opportunities Training dubbed as “NegoShow Time.”

The said event showcased a cooking demoof fishballs with squash, fish embotidoand banana chipsduring the first day and skinless chicken longganisa, beef tapa and chicken tocino on the second day.

Ms. JeyzelAparri and Ms. Jane Baygas, project assistants of the Department of Science and Technologyfacilitated the 2-day cooking demo held at Sibugay Technical Institute Inc. (STII)on July 20-21.

“I am a retired Zamsureco employee. I have worked for 34 years. I am still 58 years old but I retired early. I got interested to attend this training because I want to learn something. It is good to spend time productively while earning. I am very thankful to DTI and DOST for this kind of training,” declaredGenio G. Peralta, Barangay Kagawad ofPoblacion Ipil.

Sr. Genediosa C. Sanoyof  Ipil Catholic Women’s Group said, “we have a good number of women in our association. This training is very appropriate for us. We will strive to make something out of what we have learned and will be learning in this training.”

“Fishballs with squash and banana chips are good snacks for students. They are relatively cheap, so it is very affordable for students. This is a good opportunity for those who want to pursue business,” said Mr. Webb R. Villaescusa, trade and industry development specialist.

SME Roving Academy is a continuous learning program of DTI for the development of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) tobecome competitive. It aims to empower homemakers, retired and jobless individuals, and all those who are seeking for ways and means to augment their income.

A total of 50 participants attended the training from the various municipalities of the province.

Such training opensdoor of opportunities for those who have a passion in business, thus promoting empowerment by providing livelihood prospects. DTI and DOST hope to empower all those who are willing to learn and earn.