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Produkto DavNor’s 3rd General Assembly last May 19, 2023 at the PDRRMO, Provincial Capitol, was overwhelming with the spirit of cooperation and unity between and among its participants: various MSMEs of the province.

The Produkto DavNor is an association of Micro, Small, and Medium, Enterprises (MSMEs), which was organized by the provincial government, thru the initiative of Davao del Norte Investment and Promotion Center (DNIPC). The provincial government provides support and assistance to the individual MSMEs comprising the association, by giving them greater access to opportunities, such as the marketing and promotion of their individual products thru exposure at the Davnor Pasalubong Shop, as well as, in trade fairs and product exposition and business matching.

The whole day activity was spearheaded by the Provincial Administrator’s Office- Cooperative and Investment Development Division (PADO-CIDD), headed by Ms. Joevynar M. MIedes, DMO IV, LEIPO-Designate.

Prior to the assembly meeting proper, a series of relevant informative lectures were given by invited guests from the different agencies in the private and government sector. Ms. Rhea Jeannie Elises of Luychingco Packaging shared about their primary programs and services which can be availed by the MSMEs, especially on Product Packaging and Bottling.

Ms. Christelle G. Gerona, Project Technical Assistant, of the Department of Science and Technology XI, illustrated on the SETUP project of the DOST. The SETUP or the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program is a nationwide strategy encouraging and assisting micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to adopt technological innovations to improve their products, services, operations and increase their productivity and competitiveness.

Meanwhile, Davao del Norte Provincial Governor Edwin I. Jubahib, represented by Mr. Jemuel Melmida, Executive Assistant II, graced the activity. The Governor expressed his support to the conduct of the association’s General Assembly, saying that the MSMEs are the valuable partners of the provincial government in all the efforts towards achieving a “broad-based economic growth and investment” in the province.

Among the agenda that were given weight during the Assembly were its accreditation to the provincial government and the proposed Memorandum of Agreement between the association and the provincial government, relative to economic undertaking. The association also planned to keep their reportorial requirements updated, that include enhancing their bookkeeping pertaining to the organization’s future financial transactions.

Pastor Abert Dillo, the association’s President, presided over the assembly.

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