On May 19-26, 2015, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) initiated business enabling activities in Itbayat Island. Among the activities initiated were Comprehensive Monitoring Enforcement Plan (CMEP), Consumer Education and Information (CEI) session, facilitation of Business Name Registrations (BNRs) and skills trainings on beadworks, coconut shell products, basketry, turmeric processing and hammock making.
For the CMEP, some residents of Barangay Raele and members of the Rural Improvement Club (RIC) attended the activity.
CEI session and lecture on small and medium enterprises roving academy (SMERA) were also conducted for the municipal employees of Itbayat.
DTI Batanes senior trade and industry Mr. Jonathan Gato led the discussion on the SMERA covering the following topics: Entrepreneurship (How to start a small business), Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Food Safety, Product Development (ProDev), Marketing, Pricing and Costing, and Packaging and Labelling.
Other business enabling activities provided were skills training on beadworks, coconut shell products, basketry, turmeric processing and hammock making held last May 21, 2015 at the Congressional District Office (CDO).
The last three days were spent on door-to-door CMEP and facilitation of BNRs for both new and renewal applications in all five barangays in Itbayat namely: San Jose (Raele), San Rafael (Idiang), Santa Lucia (Kauhauhasan), Santa Maria (Marapuy), and Santa Rosa (Kaynatuan).
DTI-Batanes provincial caretaker Ms. Marietta Salviejo together with some DTI staff took them 3-hour boat ride going to Itbayat early in the morning on May 19, 2015.
Posted By: Edrillan Pasion