PDRRMC on the lookout for the safety of Abreños

To ensure the safety of Abreños during habagat, Governor Joy Bernos convened the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) for an emergency meeting on August 14, 2019, at the Provincial Capitol Governor’s Gallery. During the meeting, the body agreed on the suspension of all tourism activities in Abra to avoid any hazard brought… Read more »

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DTI-Abra, PGA, PCE develop more entrepreneurs through KMME

SP Member Rodolfo de La Paz, as the representative of Gov. Joy Bernos, challenged the mentees to be more innovative in growing their businesses during the graduation ceremony of Kapatid Mentor Me (KMME) on July 25, 2019, at Farmville Resort, Cosili West, Bangued. He said the KMME program of the Department of Trade and Industry… Read more »

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DTI-Abra, PNP, LGU, monitored steel bars in Bangued

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Abra, the Local Government Unit and PNP-Bangued joined forces for the special monitoring of steel bars in hardware stores in Bangued on July 5, 2019. This is a national simultaneous enforcement activity on product standards due to reports that substandard steel products proliferate in the market outside Metro Manila.… Read more »

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DTI-Abra goes to barangays to develop more entrepreneurs

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Abra has conducted orientations of the Negosyo, Serbisyo sa Barangay (NSB) program in Maguyepyep, Sallapadan; Luzong and Poblacion Luba; Poblacion, Boliney; Tui, Daguioman; Lamao, Bucloc; and Mayabo, Tubo from June 4 to 17, 2019. NSB brings DTI and other agencies’ services closer to the barangay level to stimulate business… Read more »

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DTI and PCE uplift entrepreneurs through KMME

The Department of Trade and Industry together with private sectors, and the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE)-Go Negosyo rolled out the “Kapatid Mentor Me Program” (KMME) to help Micro and Small Entrepreneurs (MSE) scale up their businesses at Abra Valley Grand Hotel, Calaba, Bangued on May 15, 2019. TESDA and 25 MSE participated in the… Read more »

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DTI-Abra continues to develop more SMEs

  The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Abra in collaboration with the Provincial Government of Abra headed by Gov. Joy Bernos continues to promote entrepreneurship by assisting more SMEs to create employment in the province. There is a growing number of Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the province assisted by DTI-Abra with 3,087 SMEs in… Read more »

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PSMEDC keeps an eye on SME development

  The Provincial Small and Medium Enterprise Development Council (PSMEDC) chaired by Gov. Joy Bernos focused on the improvement of the priority industries in Abra such as bamboo, coffee, cacao, processed fruits and nuts, wearables, and homestyle products during their quarterly meeting at the Negosyo Center Conference Room, DTI-Abra, Bangued on March 28, 2019. The… Read more »

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Abra Padaya 2019: A hub for Abra’s products

Abra Padaya 2019 trade fair ran from March 1 until March 9, 2019, as part of the Abrenian Kawayan Festival 2019 to highlight the province’s homegrown products from 108 small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The 64 SMEs had a total cash sale of P5.5 million and P3.3 million booked order from basketry, novelty items, bamboo… Read more »

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Improving life with bamboo

Carlo T. Balneg of Bumagcat, Tayum, has been producing quality bamboo-based products since 2004. His business, Carlo’s Bamboocrafts, Furniture and Furnishings (CBFF) has sold P72,000 worth of bamboo products in the Kannawidan Trade Fair in Vigan City on January 28-February 10, 2019. Balneg said they are producing 35 reclining chairs and 300 placemats weekly. These… Read more »

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Ubra ni Kosa: Flower decorations out of plastic bottles sold at Dapil Festival Trade Fair 2019

Abra Provincial Jail (APJ) inmates were able to exhibit their handmade products made out of plastic bottles for the first time through the Dapil Festival Trade Fair 2019 at Capitol compound. “Ubra ni Kosa” features the plastic flower decorations ranging from P80 to P1,000 depending on sizes and designs. APJ Warden Julie Anne N. Bello… Read more »

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