TWENTY entrepreneurs from the region successfully completed the required training modules of the Kapatid Mentor Me Program of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Cordillera.
The Kapatid Mentor Me program is an initiative of the DTI and the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship to help the country’s micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
The program’s component offers a coaching and mentoring approach where experts from leading corporations teach MSMEs on different aspects of business operations. Various speakers from the business community and academe of Baguio City and the Cordillera served as the mentors where they had a series of personalized discussions on doing business.
The Kapatid Mentor Me graduates are Calixta Urmaza of HBK Food House, Maria Monica of Zane Nutridelight Homemade Ice Cream Samoranos, Ariel Banawe Community Clinical, Services Association, Jun Kindipan Dumar of Baguio-Benguet Woodworks Assn., Carmen Acop of Scofita, Leticia Bacolong of The Conquerors Association, Albina Otinguey of Bina Weaving, Isias Asuigi of Igorota Wine Manufacturing, Lito Mallagay of Wandy Arts & Crafts and Glenda Escosio of HTIAFWORX General Merchandise.
The other graduates are Humbeline Tuabas of Humzara’s Bakeshop, Nelson Dacawe of Ebob-le Enterprises, Judy Kimayong of D’dreamers Association, Editha Bawingan of VFSA Food Products, Gyle Dominguez of Chokkos Bakeshop Gourmet Products, Lucia Kinadoy of Jekly Handicrafts, Patricia Medez of Organization of Women–Bakakeng Norte, Mary Ananayo of Jet-jed Handicrafts, Henedina Lota Bacani of Just Project and Sonia Macasaquit of Barista Corner.
During the graduation rites, DTI-Baguio/Benguet provincial director together with Mayor Mauricio Domogan’s executive secretary Rafael Tallocoy conferred the certificates signed by DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez and Jose Ma. Concepcion II of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship. (PR)