Twenty members of the Kapatiran para sa Progresong Panlipunan Inc., formerly RPM-P/RPA/ABB/TPG from the congregated areas of Dulao in Bago and Tabigue in EB Magalona, all in Negros Occidental, finished a two-day business development seminar workshop facilitated by the University of St. La Salle-Bacolod Graduate School and Continuing Education recently.
The activity was in collaboration with the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process and the province of Negros Occidental, held at the Negros Residences at Capitol in Bacolod City, a press release said.
The participants were introduced to organizational transformation and development, business registration, basic accounting, orientation on Cooperative Development Authority accreditation, basic entrepreneurship, and value-chain analysis.
The participants come from the two chapters of the six identified peace and development communities in the province that are currently engaged in social entrepreneurial activities, like hollow blocks-making for the Tabigue chapter, and vegetable farming and poultry raising for the Kapatiran Farm Workers of Dulao chapter, the press release said.
The training provided Kapatiran with the opportunity to improve their business and management skills to strengthen their present business processes.
Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz, who represented Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson during the opening program, lauded the participants for their commitment to engage in productive endeavors, and assured them of the province’s continued support to the peace and development projects in their communities.
He also thanked USLS Bacolod, through Graduate School and Continuing Education Program dean, Barry John Belen, part-time professor Mae Frances Llamas, and her students in Advance Economics class for the training collaboration.
The activity was a result of the community assessment made by a team from the province at the Kapatiran PDC sites in March 2021.
Resource persons during the two-day training were Llamas, students of USLS Graduate School Advance Economic class, and Sandra Siaton of CDA, the press release added.*