TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Eighteen Kalinga entrepreneurs graduated from the Department of Trade and Industry’s Kapatid Mentor Me and Money Market Encounter (KMME-MME) Program.
The graduates were also awarded for their participation in the modular mentorship sessions.
Kalinga Batch 1 is composed of nine mentees, who as a group, was awarded as the Best in Presentation Award, Team Spirit Award, and Ice Ice Baby Award.
The individual awardees are Princess Anne F. Dapeg of RBD Welding Shop, Machineries, and Merchandise for Stone Award and Most Active Mentee Award; Evalyn S. Aguinas of Michelle Food Products for Most Challenged Mentee Award; and Hazel Jude D. Martinez of Mi-khy’s Food Products for Shining Star Award.
For the individual awards, Janine G. Cinco (Hailey’s Food Hub) for Shining Star Award, Relaida P. Bali (Laida’s Delicacies) for Most Challenged Mentee Award, and Jaymar A. Paragas (Parway’s Handicrafts Manufacturing) for Most Innovative Award.
KMME-MME is a modular mentorship program of DTI implemented since 2016 aimed at boosting the entrepreneurial capacity of aspiring entrepreneur through improved access to mentorship, money, and market.
The provincial Medium, Small, Micro Enterprises Council congratulated the two batches for their contribution to the growth of MSMEs and to DTI for boosting the capacity of hopeful entrepreneurs. – Peter Balocnit