DTI-CAR awarded the Bagwis Awards and certificates to local businesses during the opening program of the NKATBP.
12 gold and 6 silver Bagwis Awards were awarded. The golden awardees are National Bookstore – Abanao Square Branch, National Bookstore – Abanao Branch, National Bookstore – SM City Baguio Branch, Puregold Price Club – Marcos Highway Branch, Puregold Price Club – Baguio Branch, Puregold Price Club – La Trinidad, Benguet Branch, Ricmar Diesel Center, Robinson’s Handyman Inc. – Baguio Center Mall Branch, C & Triple A Express, C & Triple A Supermarket, Easter Weaving Room, Inc., and Toyota Baguio. The silver awardees are ADTEMPCO Coopmart – Lagangilang Branch, ADTEMPCO Coopmart in Bangued Branch in Abra, Norcar Speedworks in Benguet, Shape-Up Fitness Gym Company, Lamut Grassroots Savings & Development Coop-One Stop Shop in Ifugao, and K Servico Trade Inc.
“(Bagwis) awardees are business establishments who have consistently demonstrated their commitment to uphold the rights of consumers and practice responsible business where consumers get best value for money”, DTI-CAR Division Chief Samuel D. Gallardo said.
DTI-CAR also awarded partner agencies with certificates of recognition on the said event. Recognized DTI partners are as follows: Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry-CAR, Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Cordillera Overseas Contract Workers Multipurpose Cooperative, Cordillera Network Development, Shontoug Foundation, NARDA’s Trading Corporation, Dr. Virgillio Bautista, Abra SMED Council, Apayao SMED Council, Baguio SMED Council, Benguet SMED Council, Ifugao SMED Council, Kalinga SMED Council, Mountain Province SMED Council, Provincial Government of Abra, Provincial Government of Apayao, Provincial Government of Benguet, Provincial Government of Ifugao, Provincial Government of Kalinga, Provincial Government of Mountain Province, City Government of Baguio, City Government of Tabuk, Benguet State university, University of the Philippines Baguio, SLU Extension Institute for Small Scale Industries Foundation, Regional Development Council-CAR, Civil Service Commission-CAR, Department of Agriculture-CAR, Department of Agrarian Reform-CAR, Department of Environment and Natural Resources-CAR, Department of Interior and Local Government-CAR, Department of Health-CAR, Department of Labor and Employment-CAR, Department of Science and Technology-CAR, Philippine National Police-CAR, Philippine Information Agency-CAR, Regional Tripartite Wage and Productivity Board-CAR, and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority-CAR.
The awarded agencies are “private sector partners who are being recognized for actively supporting the DTI CAR’s programs and services particularly in the development of our MSMEs and being partners in the implementation of Negosyo Centers, promoting the competitiveness of our local government units, advocating consumer welfare and protection, and the provision of funding and technical support to the DTI’s programs,” Gallardo said.
The best SSF projects were also awarded. These are the Dangdang-ay di Bila MPC-SSF on Coffee Processing in Mountain Province, Gabriela Women’s Association-SSF on Chicharon Processing and Packaging in Abra, and Hojap MPC-SSF for Blacksmith in Ifugao.
The top eight feature stories about MSMEs were also awarded on the said event. Awardees are as follows in descending order: “Carlo’s Bamboocraft Furniture and Furnishings: An Epitome of Success and Passion” by Moulin Roe B. Urbano of Dalit National High School in Abra, “Weaving Wealth Inspired by Love of Culture” by Ruff Louie M. Manganip of Tabuk National High School in Kalinga, “Deaf-Mute Couple Weave Business to Success” by Charene T. Dacwag of Bangaan National High School in Mountain Province, “The Queen of Crafts” by Mercy Grace A. Tacloy of Tabuk City National High School in Kalinga, “Businesswoman and Selfless Heroine” by Aubrey Dominique M. Bermudez of Luna National High School in Apayaop, “What’s Cookin’: Veggie Noodle Project” by Shekinah Armenta of University of Baguio, “TuBengCoGa’s Beans of Accomplishment” by Shekinah Armenta of University of Baguio, and “The Livelihood of my Parents” by Irene Ag-A from Bangaan National High School in Mountain Province.
The Small Business (SB) Corporation also awarded accounts to eight local enterprises. Beneficiaries are Dhu Mye Agri Products, Naduma Enterprises, Sije’s Farm, LJ88 Homebuilders & Construction Ltd. Co., Dandelion’s Enterprises, Extraordinary Precision Contact Solutions, Polyfilm Farm Technologies, and Hart & Zoe Print Ads./Zarena Amado/PIO intern