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debutDalaguete is known not only of its vegetables production but palatable delicacies as well - notably bibingka, malagkit, torta, tostado, podrida, tablea and banana meat.  These snack foods are long prepared in family based small processing area and being peddled in schools and in the Poblacion terminal area.

Such cottage industry provides job opportunities both in the downstream and upstream stages, from the procurement of raw materials to the peddling of the product.

Since these products had been widely patronized, and has become synonymous to Dalaguetnon’s love for delectable foods, it is imperative that the same (industry) be supported in its enhancement to gain market access and such being part of the town’s culture.  Thus, there is need to secure clean and sanitary processing, packaging, labeling and more importantly uphold the belief of these entrepreneurs that they can make use of such undertaking as their sustainable livelihood.

Project Activities:

  1. Inventory of delicacies and its makers.
  2. Orientation and providing conditions for their participation.
  3. Provision of trainings and seminars, specifically on Food Safety and Good Manufacturing Practices.
  4. Providing support mechanisms, financial, logistical and information for business registration.
  5. Market trading and business tie-up.
  6. Other mechanisms that maybe needed, such as but not limited to discount in the payment of municipal fees and clearances.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  1. Every end of the specific activity, an evaluation be made, as to participants/beneficiary’s performance of agreed-upon conditions.
  2. Submission by them of required reports/inputs for analysis by MPDC/MIS.
  3. At the end of the project time frame, an appropriate ceremony/certification be made, as if they are already DEBUTantes.

Abaca fiber, more commonly known as Manila hemp, is considered as the strongest among the natural fibers. It is obtained from the leaf sheath of the abaca, a plant indigenous to the Philippines which is similar to banana in appearance except that the leaves are upright, pointed, narrower and more tapering. The tropical climate of the Dalaguete highlands is very suitable to the abaca industry that it indeed used to flourish in the area until the 1960’s, when the invention of the nylon spelled the downfall of the abaca demand, and with it, the Dalaguete growers’ abaca industry. Recent technological breakthroughs, however, has revitalized the industry’s annual abaca requirements. Abaca pulp has become a tested material for the production of various kinds of specialty papers like tea bags, meat and sausage casings, stencil paper, electrolytic paper, cigarette plug wraps, filters, vacuum cleaner bags, surgical gowns and masks, and other non-woven disposables, security  and currency papers.  

Lately, the Philippine currency is now made up of 80% cotton and 20% abaca as per authority of then President Gloria Arroyo dated May 10, 2000. To this end, the municipality is conducting site assessments and has identified eligible farmer-recipients at seven selected pilot barangays in the municipality which will eventually become a viable abaca growers’ organization. The Fiber Industry Development Authority (FIDA) will provide the technical assistance in matters of training as well as in the actual marketing of the abaca fibers.

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Enterprise Vision

We aim to be the preferred supplier of hand-woven products in Dalaguete, Cebu with continually providing  jobs to the community.

Mission

In supplying our customers, we are committed to satisfy them all. We achieve this by:

    • Promoting Dalaguete as the preferred source of hand-woven products.
    • Creating good value and quality products.
    • Working with government to ensure workers receive fair price.
    • To generate growth.
    • Offering a safe, secure, healthy and rewarding working environment for our workers.
    • Taking a serious approach to our social responsibilities and activities.

 

 

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