The Department of Trade and Industry in Bataan (DTI Bataan) recently turned over Shared Service Facilities (SSF) worth PhP5.532 million to 13 qualified cooperators in the province of Bataan.
DTI Bataan Provincial Director Nelin Cabahug said the machines were now donated to the cooperators who have managed and operated the units well for more than five years.
“We will still be here to continue monitoring and assisting the groups in order to sustain the projects especially in product development and marketing,” she added.
Qualified cooperators include Samahan ng mga Kababaihang Aytas sa Kinaragan, which has a SSF on fruits and root crops processing; Gabon OFW Family Circle Association, with a SSF on breads and pastries making; Mariveles Bagmakers MPC, with a SSF on embroidery machine for bag makers; Capitangan Organic Fertilizers Marketing Cooperative, which has a SSF on organic fertilizer production; Balanga Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries and its SSF on vegetable-based products; and Alyansa ng Kababaihang Nagmamahal sa Abucay, with a SSF on candle making.
Also, KABAKA-Orani and SSF on food processing; Pilar RIC and its SSF on food processing; Tanato MPC, with SSF on fruit wines, cashew and peanut butter and processed coconut; Mabatang Broomakers and Vendors Association and their SSF on lasa broom making; Women MPCI and their SSF on candle making; and Morong MPC and People’s MPC, both with SSF on meat processing.