2nd “Galing! Bataan” awards night, a success!

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  • Raphael N.
  • 4 years ago

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – Various cooperatives and Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) gathered last Friday, November 9, at Vista Mall Bataan for the 2nd “Galing! Bataan” awards night. This is also the culminating activity of the Galing! Bataan Trade Fair held from November 7 to 9 where various MSMEs sold their products at special discounted prices.

In her message to the MSMEs, Ms. Nelin Cahabug – Provincial Director of the Department of Trade and Industries-Bataan, said that there are already eight (8) Negosyo Centers in Bataan, or One-Stop-Shops for people who want to start a business, and also to those who would like to expand their existing business.

Ms. Azucena Sugatain, Head of the Provincial Cooperative Enterprise & Development Office (PCEDO), commended the cooperatives and MSMEs for their contribution to the Province’s economic growth.

Bataan 2nd District Representative Hon. Joet Garcia, the Guest Speaker of the event, underscored the importance of “establishing a brand” in a business by giving six (6) reasons: to be recognized, to build trust, it supports advertising, build financial value, inspires employees, and most of all, generate customers. He likewise congratulated the nominees, winners and organizers of the event.

Meanwhile, Governor Abet Garcia who also graced the affair, gratefully acknowledged the attendees, nominees and awardees. He proudly shared that Bataan recently got the “Most Business-Friendly Province” in the Philippines award resulting to more investments and business opportunities.

Here are the Most Outstanding Cooperatives from different categories: Micro-Scale Category – Pablo Roman Memorial High School MPC, Small Category – Mariveles High School Teachers MPC, Medium Category – Capitol Employees of Bataan MPC, Large Category – Watchlife Workers MPC, Best Performing Cooperative Development Council – Mariveles MCDC.

Also, here are the Most Outstanding MSMEs from different categories: Food Processing- Micro Category – Carlos Tuna Products, Small Category – Bagakeño Cashew Nuts and Gen. Merchandise, Medium Category – Amanda’s Marine Products; Non-Food Manufacturing- Micro Category – Khalimah Handicrafts and Souvenirs, Small Category – Lord Be Sport Shirt Enterprises; Services/Retail/Trade/Agri-based- Micro Category – Mc Bombeth’s Flower Shop, Small Category – Imaflora’s Pamangan, Medium Category – Mike-Len Supermart and Bakeshop; Most Supportive Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO)- BPLOs of Dinalupihan, Bagac, and Orion.

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