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Trade dep’t SME roving academy visits Lanor town

By Nora C. Sorino,
GSD Iligan Bureau Chief
and Sita Asequia,

ILIGAN City – THE Department of Trade and Industry recently visited Linamon, Lanao del Norte for its Small Medium Enterprise (SME) Roving Academy to conduct various trainings that would benefit entrepreneurs.

According to the DTI under Iligan City Provincial Director Ruel B. Pacliban, the SME Roving Academy is a continuous learning program for the development of micro, small and medium enterprises to become competitive in the domestic and international markets.

These learning activities are brought to the municipalities to assist the  entrepreneurs  in their respective areas.

The SMERA – Consumer Education, Entrepreneurship Development Training and BEST Game was conducted on March 9, 2017 at the Civic Auditorium, Poblacion, Linamon Lanao del Norte.

A total of twenty five (25) participants representing the existing and potential MSMEs from the Food Sector and Training & Services registered for the one training.

The Municipal Mayor  Randy J Macapil gave the Welcome Remarks and he emphasized the  importance of attending such trainings for the development and improvement of the business entrepreneurs of Linamon.

The One-day training  covered the topics on Consumer awareness of their rights & Responsibilities and Entrepreneurship development and the actual experience through the BEST(Business Expense Savings Training )Game.

The (8)  Basic Consumer Rights and Five (5) Consumer Responsibilities were discussed by DTI Senior Trade and Industry Development Specialist from the Consumer Welfare Division Minda Usman while mind setting for entrepreneurial skills & BEST Game were handled by DTI Senior Trade and  Industry Development Specialist From the business Development Division Doc.Maria  Lourdes S. Tiongco.

The participants hoped to improve and expand their business after the level 1 training and move on to Level 2. The participants were grateful  for the training despite the  rainy days and the Customer

Satisfaction Feedback rating was 64% Outstanding and 36% Very Satisfactory.

The participants would love to attend the next level training session on SME Roving.


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