Last Sept. 22-24, 2010, I and my fellow MSME's from La Union and Pangasinan underwent the 3rd phase of the Training Enhancement for Competitiveness in Harnessing Innovative Entrepreneurs Project (TECHIE) - Electronic Brochures/Bulletin, a joint program of DTI - La Union and DTI-Region 1 Offices, Philippine National IT Standards Foundation (PhilNITS) and the North Luzon Growth Quadrangle Area - Program Management Office. Thru this training I was able to create our firm's electronic brochure and I can now improve further our website. My sincere appreciation to the said agencies!

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    I'm Emma Teresa S. Mariñas, the author of this website. I co-own/manage this small scale enterprise, Agoo Chicha-corn & Food Products, with my husband , Edwin P. Mariñas.

    Our motto is "If we can't find jobs, we create jobs".

    Our warm and sincere gratitude  to the Department of Trade & Industry - most especially to DTI La Union
    Provincial Office and to DTI Region 1 Office, to the North Luzon Growth Quadrangle Area (North Quad) - Program Management Office, and to the Philippine National IT Standards (PhilNITS) Foundation, for giving us, entrepreneurs, series of trainings on computer literacy and applications, etc. Thus enabling us to create our own website and can now say "Hello World!...".

    Edwin and I are publishing this website to promote our products with the aim of acquiring more buyers not just nationwide but also worldwide. And alongside with this is our goal to inspire and encourage also other micro, small and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs) especially the beginners to be dedicated and cooperative businessmen to attain something. MSME's should not hesitate to approach the proper government agencies and seek assistance to address their concerns and issues. MSME's should welcome the various assistance and programs that the concerned government agencies are offering them on their platter for their benefits, just like what we did to this particular program that DTI offered us.

    God bless us all!


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