The Kapatid Mentor ME program was regionally launched for Cagayan Valley Region last March 23, 2017 at Santiago City, Isabela. However, a separate grand launching was held at Basco, Batanes on March 31, 2017 due to its geographical location. It was graced by DTI Assistant Secretary for Regional Operations Blesila A. Lantayona who stressed the importance of the mentoring program for local MSMEs to scale up their businesses by enlivening the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. “Because of your promising tourism industry, there is a need to help your MSMEs in scaling up and sustaining their enterprises in support to your tourism sector.”, emphasized by Asec. Lantayona.
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) region 2 in partnership with the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE) launched the Kapatid Mentor ME (KMME) program on March 23, 2017 at the Dea MylesFunction Hall, Dubinan West Santiago City.
More than 500 business owners and consumers attended the Seminar on Product Standards and Conformance last March 13-17, 2017 in the key cities and municipalities of Region 02.