Ms. Ma. Sofia G. Narag, DTI Quirino OIC Provincial Director (center) shares food to some native katutubo in Nagtipunan, Quirino during the “Kalinga sa Katutubo ng Nagtipunan Project” initiated by the Department of Trade and Industry.

On March 22, 2016, DTI Quirino OIC PD Ma.Sofia G. Narag spearheaded the launching of the “Kalinga sa mga Katutubo ng Nagtipunan Project” in Nagtipunan, a far flung municipality of the Province of Quirino. 

With the theme “Serbisyong DTI, Serbisyong Higit pa sa Inaasahan – Kahit Saan, Kahit Kailan, Maging Sino Ka Man”, the project aims to strengthen the DTI’s bond with the community specially with the indigenous and marginalized sectors.

The four (4) components of the project that will be conducted quarterly are giving and sharing of food, Balik Eskwela Project (giving of school bags/supplies, clothes and slippers as well as conduct of lectures and demonstration of 5S activities), Provision of recreational facilities/items, Year-end Bonanza (sharing of groceries, medicines and other necessities).

On March 22, 2016 the first component was conducted spearheaded by OIC PD Ma. Sofia G. Narag together with the DTI Quirino staff where they spent time together to share food to the Agta schoolchildren of the Disimungal Integrated School.

Prior to the launching of the project, SVTIDS Lenore Lee S. Lopez, the Municipal Trade and Industry Officer, conferred with the Local Chief Executive of Nagtipunan, Hon. Rosario K. Camma, who identified Disimungal Integrated School as the school beneficiary of the project specifically the Agta schoolchildren of Sitio Dioryong, Brgy. Disimungal.

The project is aimed at benefitting fifty (50) schoolchildren per component or a total of two hundred (200) for the whole project.

The project is also one of the organizational activities organized by DTI Quirino to enhance teamwork and camaraderie among the DTI Quirino Family to promote a more healthy working relationship among themselves and with the community through engagement to meaningful activity.


DTI Quirino staff had a salo-salo with the barangay officials after their voluntary charity work.