Regional Applied Communications Group (RACG)
In the first Regional Star Awards for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise (MSMEs) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) held during the Western Visayas Regional Development Council Meeting on June 30, 2011 in Bacolod City, the McNester Food Products was cited outstanding micro enterprise.
McNester Food Products is the mango processing enterprise owned and operated by Rebecca Tubongbanua, Magsasaka Siyentista (MS) of the Farmers Information and Technology Services (FITS) Center of Guimaras Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA).
Rosa Foods from Aklan won in the Small Enterprise category, while Waffle Time Inc. from Iloilo won Best Medium Enterprise.
HOW DO YOU NAME A SUCCESS LIKE REBECCA?
WESVARRDEC MS Rebecca Tubongbanua (center) receives
the plaque from the DTI as witnessed (from left) by Capiz Governor
Victor Tanco, chairperson of Regional Development Council VI;
Guimaras Governor Felipe Nava; DTI 6 Regional Director Nick Abad
and RDC VI Vice-Chairperson Marissa Segovia.
The regional winners were chosen by the DTI’s provincial Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Development (MSMED) Council. McNester Foods posted high in enterprise performance which covers growth in sales, in employment, investments and best practices.
MS Tubongbanua’s McNester Food Products, along with the regional winners, will compete in the national selection led by the National Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Development (MSMED) Council.
The FITS Center is a technology transfer facility under the Techno Gabay program of the Western Visayas Agriculture and Resources Research and Development Consortium (WESVARRDEC), one of the 14 national consortia under the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD). PCARRD works under the banner of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).
MS Tubongbanua's latest national publicity is a feature article on her dried mangoes and other prodicts written by Melpha Abello and published in the July 2011 issue of monthly publication Agriculture by the Manila Bulletin.
MS Tubongbanua's latest national publicity is a feature article
(see photo) on her dried mangoes and other products
written by Melpha Abello and published in the July 2011
issue of monthly publication Agriculture by the Manila Bulletin.