April 23, 2015, Darapidap, Aritao- Mayor Lucita Tan of Aritao today inaugurated the recently completed Central Processing Center at the Demo Farm, Barangay Daripidap, this town. The Processing Center is a Bottom-Up Budgeting Project funded by the Department of Trade and Industry Region 02 with the amount totaling five hundred thousand pesos. The project was started December 17, 2014.
In her message during the inauguration program, Mayor Tan said the Central Processing Center is intended to benefit all accredited organizations that are engaged in food processing. Attending the inauguration are DTI Provincial Director Ruben B. Diciano and staff, Pastor Hermogenes Andrada of the National Anti-Poverty Commission, Nueva Vizcaya, and civil society organization representatives from the Rural Improvement Club of Aritao, the OFW Association, the Abot Palad Organization and municipal officers of LGU Aritao. Mayor Tan also thanked the DTI as their partners in the implementation of the project and said that they welcome more collaborations with DTI in future projects.
For the part of DTI, Director Diciano assured the organized groups and development partners that DTI will continue to support the established processing center by providing the necessary assistances that entrepreneurs or MSMEs need in the promotion and development of quality products.