COTABATO CITY—Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) turned over Friday, Jan. 28, 1-unit of processing equipment and 1-unit building to each of MSR Enterprises and Carmen OFW Family Association (COFA)—both are non-government organizations here in this city and Special Geographical Area (SGA)
MOST Minister Engr. Aida Silongan graced the ceremonies saying, “binigyan natin ang COFA at MSR ng proyekto upang maka-produce sila ng quality native delicacies. Bawat proyektong itinurn-over ay nagkakahalaga ng Php1-million.”
“It has a great impact to the recipients because, maka-produce sila ng mass productions and it is one of the requirements to avail license to operate. If they get certification of License to Operate, they have an access to sell in malls and supermarkets,” Silongan said.
Meanwhile, COFA manager Hadja Farida Aplal shared, “maraming nag-order sa amin; nitong pandemya na display ang aming produkto sa Manila. Ipinadala ko lang ang ilang karton ng banana chips at kumita ng mahigit 10,000 pesos.”
The COFA’s products are Moro foods and native delicacies and they cater social function activities like weddings, as well. On the other hand, MSR enterprises’ major product is a native coffee, which is packed in a sachet like teabags.
Silongan stressed that the Bangsamoro Government is helping local associations that have potential so that they can sell their products in different stores and supermarkets.
More turn-over of projects is expected in the coming months not only in mainland provinces but also in the island provinces of BARMM. (Majid Nur/BIO)