debut68 graduating Fine Arts students accompanied with five faculty members met up with Dalaguete’s DEBUT (Dalaguete Entrepreneurs’ Business Upliftment and Transformation) members in a final presentation of creative packaging and label design output for Dalaguete delicacies held last Saturday, September 17, at the function area of Dalaguete National High School.

Last July 29, a seminar/workshop on packaging and labeling was conducted by the same participants in partnership with the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Dalaguete, University of San Carlos (USC) – College of Architecture and Fine Arts, Department of Trade and Industry, and Department of Science and Technology.

DEBUT, a program launched last April of this year, was created to support enhancement of Dalaguete delicacies in order to gain market access. It currently has 24 members with around 30 varieties of delicacies being locally produced.

In her letter dated September 12, Mrs. Araceli Jayne C. Culibra, Advertising Arts Coordinator of the Fine Arts Department of USC, expressed gratefulness for the opportunity given to the school to collaborate with LGU-Dalaguete through the July-29 seminar/workshop. “The activity has paved the way for our students to experience actual workplace scenario which developed their skills in negotiating, managing and creating artwork that cater to the demand of the clients. Furthermore, seminar/workshop was able to guide them in the development of product standards, functional designs for packaging, identification of suitable and alternative packaging materials.”

Last Saturday’s activity was a success.  Each group of students had given their presentations on proposed labeling and packaging of its assigned product.  They were able to present designs that commensurate to the demands of delicacy producers.

As sign of gratitude to the students and faculty members of USC, they were being toured to major tourist destinations of Dalaguete on the afternoon.  They were brought to church compound, to Obong Spring, and in Dalaguete Beach Park in Casay where some of them took their refreshing bath.

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