By Rodrigo S. Victoria
NAVAL, Biliran — The chief of the Department of Trade and Industry in Region 8 (DTI-8) on Friday urged the graduates of the 3rd batch of the Kapatid Mentor Me (KMME) program to uphold the competitiveness of the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
Officer-in-Charge – Regional Director Celerina T. Bato, who attended the business improvement plan presentation and graduation of some 20 KMME graduates said, “Being entrepreneurs, do not just think of gains and profit.”
Bato also told the graduates to consider improving their business and expanding its reach and the positive impact it bring to families and communities.
She hopes that the KMME graduates will serve also as their agency’s partners in spurring development in the countryside and stimulating economic activities that will widen the distribution of income opportunities in Region 8, especially in Biliran province.
Further, she challenged the graduates to supersede their achievements and commit to a better version of their past successes and reminded them to become teachable, innovative, persevering and humble.
Bato encouraged them to work hand in hand to prepare and launch every MSME in Biliran province with potential in the domestic and global market and bring more opportunities to forge long-term business linkages.
The lady DTI chief also hopes to continue to work harmoniously with these MSMEs towards a unified goal of improving the peoples’ lives in Biliran province. (LDL/RSV/PIA-8, Biliran)