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PIA Press Release
2010/03/29

DTI enhances women potentials on entrepreneurship

by Oliver Baccay

Tuguegarao City (29 March) -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region 2 has elevated the moral of women by empowering them in the field of entrepreneurship.

Ms. Leovilda Tumaliuan of DTI 2 said there are now more female than male entrepreneurs who took part in DTI trainings and availed of the businesses development services for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME).

She said, on business registration national rate, 49 percent of those who registered for a new business name were female while 42 percent were male, and the remaining nine percent were registered as corporations, cooperatives and partnership.

"The data shows that there are more women entrepreneurs than men. Their potential as successful entrepreneurs is a competitive advantage that the country must harness", Tumaliuan stated.

Meantime, the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Region 2 has highlighted successful women entrepreneurs in the region on its media advocacy as part of women's month celebration.

The Pag-asa Bayanihan Association in San Mateo, Isabela has gone far in their egg processing business. It is managed by a young lady with more than a hundred women members.

Ms. Stephanie Joy Remigio, the manager, said through the assistance of DTI, they were able to uplift the standard of their enterprise and now supplying special salted eggs not only in the province of Isabela but also in the region, and some outlets in Manila.

Aside from her, Ms. Nenita Carag of San Jose Baggao, Cagayan had received several awards and citations, regional and national, in the success of her uniquely designed furniture products wherein her costumers are as far as America.

Tumaliuan further stated that aside from Carag and Remigio there are lots of women entrepreneurs whom they have assisted that are now in the limelight. (PIA 2) [top]

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