• Fisher folks benefit from SSF project

    MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, Jan. 26 — The dried fish and dried squid Share Service Facility (SSF) of Kahugpungan sa Masilakong Mananagat (KASAMMA) was recently turned-over by DTI-Camiguin, in consonance of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed last July 24, 2014 between DTI-Camiguin provincial director Joselito S. Enot and Fernando Ocaba.

    The KASAMMA association with 70 members has ventured into dried fish and squid processing and became a hit to local residents, tourists and institutional markets outside Camiguin for 15 years now.

    DTI’s SSF is a livelihood assistance program that intends to give Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) access to better technology and more sophisticated equipment for marketable production and competitiveness acceleration.

    On a national scale, DTI said the SSF project is envisioned to assist most of the 81,221 SMEs with high potential to expand and to generate an additional 200,000 jobs in various locations of the country. (Zita M. Abellare, DTI-Camiguin, PIA Cam iNet)


    MAMBAJAO, Camiguin  Jan. 26 (PIA) — The Kahugpungan sa Masilakong Mananagat (KASAMMA) in poblacion, Sagay, Camiguin received a Dried Squid and Fish Shared Services Facility (SSF) from Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Camiguin Provincial Office on December 29, 2014.

    The Shared Facility turned over include food grade stainless drying facility, vacuum packaging equipment, weighing scales, hand pressed sealers and moisture meter, is aimed at improving the product’s market capability, increasing income of fisher folks and processors, and increase employment opportunities and provide the needed services to boost their entrepreneurial activities.

    KASAMMA President Fernando Ocaba and Sangguniang Bayan member Edgar Dagaraga, together with and KASAMMA Treasurer Teresita Ocaba, formally received the equipment from DTI trade promotion officer Zita Abellare.

    This SSF project was implemented with the cooperation of government line agencies, the academe, the local government unit of Sagay and private organizations.

    The dried squid and fish of KASAMMA are positioned as pasalubong products to local and foreign tourists in Camiguin. (Zita M. Abellare, DTI-Camiguin, PIA Cam iNet)


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