The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region 02 conducted the 10-day training on BAMBOO Upvaluing: Furniture and Handicrafts Making Using Bamboo as Raw Material on December 11-20, 2017 at the NEDA-R02 Gymnasium, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.

The activity was participated in by 17 MSMEs all over the region which is comprised of people’s organizations, DTI’s SSF beneficiaries, youth and PWD associations.

The participants were trained by the experts of I-RA Bamboo Crafts which is based in Angono, Rizal namely Mr. Dino Villaflores (Lead), Mr. Moises Mesa and Mr. Reginal Vocal. The trainers shared various technologies and strategies on pole selection, treatment, assembly and finishing.

At the end of the 10-day activity, the participants were able to produce the following product lines: table lamps, hanging lamps, candle holders, living room set, double-deck bed, single and double beds and collapsible bamboo chair.

“This training will surely make money for us and knowing that there are buyers who has interest and preference for bamboo products, we will definitely engage ourselves to this kind of business”, said Mr. Rodibel Aguado of the Repormang Magsasaka ng Dibul, Quirino, Isabela