The Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) – Quirino Provincial Office recently turned - over three Shared Service Facilities to the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Nagtipunan on March 1. The three SSF projects - Crunchy Corn Making Facility, Egg Processing Facility, and Veggie Noodles and Chips Making Facility – were previously awarded and managed by private organizations. However, due to internal issues, they were unable to continue operating the facilities for a long while thus, the DTI and the the organizations agreed to have LGU Nagtipunan take over the management of these facilities. LGU Nagtipunan signified its intent to take over the projects as one way of supporting the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) of Nagtipunan, the farthest municipality of the Province of Quirino.
The DTI Regional Office 02 joined other government agencies in observing the first quarterly national simultaneous earthquake drill (NSED) on February 21st. The regular conduct of drills is part of the Cagayan Valley Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council’s effort to promote public awareness on local preparedness and disaster response planning and implementation. Prior to the simulation exercise, the team from Regional Office of the Civil Defense conducted an earthquake preparedness orientation on February 20th at the DTI Regional Office’s Negosyo Center Conference Hall.
The Consumer Protection Team of DTI Cagayan consisting of Lourdito B. Antonio, Zenaida P. Baricaua, -both Senior Trade and Industry Development Specialists – and Mar Anthony V. Alan, Trade and Industry Development Specialist, conducted a 3 –in-1 activity at the Calamaniuagan Public Market, Cagayan on February 13.