Nelin Cabahug, officer-in-charge/provincial director of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI-Bataan) said the project is under their agency’s Shared Service Facility (SSF) program.
“Malaking tulong po ito sa business namin sa paggawa ng bagoong,” Gloria Bernaldo, chief coordinator of Kabaka in the said village, said.
The SSF program aims to improve the competitiveness of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) by providing them with machinery, equipment, tools, systems, skills and knowledge under a shared system.
It is being implemented nationwide with project partners termed as Cooperators, which may be any juridical entity such as but not limited to non-government organizations, people’s organizations, cooperatives, industry/trade/business associations, local government units (LGUs), state universities/colleges technical vocational schools and other similar government and training institutions.
Beneficiaries of the project are the actual and potential users of the SSF which should be predominantly cooperatives, associations or groups of MSMEs including MSMEs or individual entrepreneurs who may not be members of cooperatives, associations, corporations or organizations.