SAN JOSE, Antique – The community of Antique National School (ANS) is one of the recipients of the Shared Service Facilities (SSF) on Meat Processing provided by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
Marilyn E. Labrague, Group Head of the Technical Vocational Livelihood (TVL) track of ANS said the project will benefit about 300 students who are into TVL and Accountancy and Business Management (ABM) tracks of the Senior High School.
“The project will not only serve the students of ANS but the parents and community organizations who are into meat processing business or for those who wanted to start a business,” she said.
The TVL students are in charge of the production of processed meat while the Accountancy and Business Management will take charge of marketing through their Entrepreneurship subject.
Roger Jomolo, Principal of ANS, is grateful for the project which could not only enhance the skills and knowledge of students in the aspect of food processing but hone students to become entrepreneurs as well.
Dubbed “We Learn, We Earn: Shared Service Facility on Food Processing”, the project costs P365,000 and includes the following equipment: stainless tables, steamer, grinder, sausage linker, meat smoker, sealer among other things needed in meat processing.
The provision of SSF is also in line with the Go Negosyo Act or Republic Act 10644 which provides for the strengthening and creation of micro, small and medium enterprises.
The event was attended by DTI-6 Regional Director Rebecca M. Rascon and Provincial Director Mercedes A. Young who led the turn over ceremony of the SSF to the recipient schools.
Senator Loren Legarda, Governor Rhodora A. Cadiao, Vice Governor Edgar Denosta, Mayor Elmer Untaran and other local officials also graced the launching program.
The Provincial Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Council was also represented by its president Vicente Lagunday.
Other Shared Service Facilities in the towns of Anini-y, Hamtic, San Jose, Sibalom, San Remigio and Belison were also turned over to their respective beneficiaries on March 27, 2019. (PIA-Antique)