The graduate class of the 3rdKapatid Mentor ME program of the Department of Trade and Industry Misamis Oriental with the support of the Province of Misamis Oriental,with the batch name “Governor’s Class”, now holds a product showcase at the Kuyamis Festival 2018. Kuyamis Festival is an annual celebration of Misamis Oriental which showcase the different tourism destinations and products of the province. Kuyamis is a variety of sweet coconut which is in abundance in the area and even before the Spanish conquerors camekuyamis is a favorite food among the locals.
Last December 14, 2017, the 12 session entrepreneurial course of the Kapatid Mentor ME program of Misamis Oriental did have a culmination. 25 mentees received certificates and a fresh idea on how to strategically manage a business. The 25 mentees are; Gemma Cajello, Salvacion Marie Mugot, JovenciaOmpoc, FelicismaCatiil, Mary Ann Galarpe, MarivicTagupa, Renato Tagongon, RhyanCasiño, Gil Salvaleon, Dexter Yasay, FlorenethCubillo, Atty. MelchorCubillo, DiomedesTapulgo, AnselmoApag, Jocelyn Merencillo, MylinTayapag, Christine Ubagan, Jane Juera, RacquelErmita, Kag. NemiaBuhian, Gleceria Mission, Jeany Palermo, Cecilia Macarayo, Antonio Lipanta and Lucila Miranda.During the Kapatid Mentor ME sessions, mentors who are experts in their fields of business where tapped to share insights and experiences they have on their business; subjects like Branding, Accounting, Product Development, Marketing and taxation were just among the subjects being discussed. The 25 mentees all coming from different areas of Misamis Oriental were given fresh approach on handling the business and on the culmination day,the mentees were given a chance to present their Business Model with a selected panel of Bank and other financial institutions together with the mentors. Those promising businesses were given a chance to avail financial loans from the financial institutions.
The kuyamis festival is a venue to showcase the different products, starting January 8 to 12,2018 you can see different quality products from local producers of Misamis Oriental and the mentees of Kapatid Mentor ME. All displays are on the Capitol Ground in Provincial Capitol of Misamis Oriental, there are a lot of displays including dressed booths, agri and farm products, destination promotions and handicrafts. While at the Centrio Ayala Mall event center,one can experience the arts and culture exhibit of Kuyamis 2018. There are painting exhibits, photo exhibits, music, underwater photo exhibits and products of the mentees of Kapatid Mentor ME. It’s the first weeks of the year but already Misamis Oriental are going full speed ahead in doing great things for 2018. Mabuhay and fruitful 2018.
(The author is a member of the Rotary Club of West Cagayan de Oro and chairman of Dire HusiInitiatives,Inc. winner of the Ten Accomplished Youth Organization or TAYO. for comments pls email at email@example.com)