COTABATO CITY—Minister Aida Silongan of Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) personally handed over the processing equipment to three (3) identified cooperatives in Sulu on October 1, held at Barangay San Raymundo, Jolo, Sulu.
The three cooperatives were Bansag Babai Incorporated Women’s Organization, SWC Sardines Cooperative, and Usaha Sin Anak Miskin Cooperative.
Correspondingly, the above-mentioned cooperatives are engaged in chili paste/powder Processing, sardines-making, and native coffee processing.
MOST and the cooperatives have also signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which stated the roles and responsibilities of both parties.
Silongan believed that the processing equipment given to the organization would certainly speed up the production of their products. With this, it manifested that the services of the ministry would reach the grassroots level.
“We are glad to turn over processing equipment to 3 identified cooperatives here in Sulu as it will provide more products, add profit to the organization, and will greatly help members in their livelihood,” Silongan said during the turn-over ceremony.
The inspection team, including Chief of Staff Badria Lidasan and Internal Auditor Nadiah Abdulrahman, checked and inspected the processing equipment before the turnover to ensure completeness according to the technical specifications set by the ministry.
This activity conducted by MOST was still part of the Technology Transfer and Commercialization Program in the region to help Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) produce more products that will significantly increase more profit and will aide in the production. (Bangsamoro Information Office)