Bangbangalon Consumers Cooperative, an active SLP Association, continuously looks for opportunities for additional income-generating activities. Through the help of the Implementing Project Development Officer in the municipality, the SLPA was granted a Skills Training on Meat Processing sponsored by the Negosyo Center of the Department of Trade and Industry. Some of them have already undergone a training but they still want to learn new ideas and techniques in the industry.

The training was conducted last October 26-27, 2018 at the office of the Cooperative in Bangbangalon Looban, Boac, Marinduque. Aside from the thirty participants from the said SLPA, five non-members were also able to attend the training. This act of inclusivity is an evidence of their social responsibility – extending help to other members of the community.

Mr. Adonis T. Analista, Provincial Coordinator of SLP, graced the event as he gave his message to the participants. The Boac Negosyo Center Coordinator, Ms. Sarah Jane Narvaez, was also present alongside the Project Development Officers, Municipal Link, and Social Welfare Assistant of DSWD.

Mrs. Nenita Gonzales of the School of Technology of Marinduque State College served as the resource person. The school has been a partner of SLP in its trainings. A pre-test was given to assess the level of knowledge of participants in meat processing, followed by a discussion on the topic.

The two-day training provided an avenue for the participants to learn how to make meat products such as ham, tocino, patties, siomai, and embutido. Participants were grouped for the actual activities; they were assisted by MSC students who were with the trainers throughout the training. On the second day, they cooked all the processed meat and garnished them using their own creativity.

The Provincial Coordinator of Boac Negosyo Center, Ms. Elayzah R. Mantaring, did the food tasting and selected the best among the output. Participants also shared their experience throughout the training. Certificates and token of appreciation were given to the resource persons for giving assistance and sharing their expertise. ###


Pamela C. Ligas

Project Development Officer II, Marinduque

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