Beneficiaries of the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) of the DOST here in Negros Oriental showcased their best products and made a testimony about the benefits of SETUP during the Innovation Summit held on June 19-20, 2018 at Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino in Lahug, Cebu City.
Subida Souvenirs, Day 8 Tisoy Condiments Corporation and Sans Rival Cakes and Pastries were part of the selected micro, small and medium enterprises to display their best products at the exhibit during the Cebu Business Month Celebration. The event was organized by the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (CCCI) in partnership with the Province of Cebu and City of Cebu. Event partners also include the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Philippine Franchise Association (PFA), Cebu Design Week, Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation, Inc. (CFIFI) and European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP).
Mr. Danilo Cabahug, President and CEO of Day 8 Tisoy Condiments Corporation, was present in the allocated booth with this team. Innovative coconut products were on display including bestsellers Tisoy Spiced Coconut Vinegar and Tisoy Sweet Chili Sauce. Mr. Cabahug was pleased of the outcome of the exhibit saying it paved way for inquiries for possible orders from top hotels in Cebu.
Unique cultural wooden items and figures were on display by Subida Souvenirs. Uniquely Negros Oriental symbols like the Dumaguete tricycle, Valencia “ligiron” and the iconic jeepney were some of the items on display. The said items were laser-cut which made tiny and intricate details very evident. Sans Rival Cakes and Pastries displayed their signature product – the famous silvanas. Aside from its display in the exhibit, the company also has stores at the Robinsons Galleria Cebu and Robinsons Fuente.
On another development, Atty. Alejandro Florian O. Alcantara, president and CEO of Raw Brown Sugar Milling Co., Inc., gave a talk on “Stimulating Innovation in Increasing Growth Potential, the DOST SETUP Experience” during the breakout session of the Innovation Summit.
by: Engr. Reinhold Jek Y. Abing, DOST Negros Oriental S&T Media Service