21 SMEs certified with DCCCII

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Friday, May 23, 2014

A TOTAL of 21 Davao-based small-medium enterprises (SMEs) have been accredited through the Davao Branding Program of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII).

The program "seeks to upgrade the current level of appreciation of excellence and quality of locally manufactured products by introducing a local branding system for locally made products."

The accredited SMEs are: Sul Orchids, Chua's Orchid Garden, Puentespina Orchids and Tropical Plant, Himmels Blumen, Lola Marge Plant Nursery, Rosario Fruits, Dolphin (Noodles), Porky's Best, Edesy, Allegro's Ice Cream, Ma-an's Bakeshop, Emerald Durian, Tagum Golden Foods, Donnabelle coconut sugar and syrup, Royal Breadhaus, Fruit Basket, Golden Fruits Davao, Samal Dairy Farm, RDL and The Bread Factory.


This is based on the report given by DCCCII branding program director Leny Castillo during a seminar conducted by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)-Davao on export competitive and Halal Certification in the fisheries sector at the Grand Regal Hotel on Wednesday.

The products that have been accredited bore the Seal of Excellence, "a proof that a product has met or even exceeded the criteria and standard set" by the accreditation program.

The program also aims to promote "Davao Quality made products produced by SMEs to pass the global standards and be recognized in the international market."

SMEs that participated in the program will enjoy the following benefits: inclusion of logo and company name or details to all Davao branding marketing collaterals; business matching opportunities with DCCCII's network and linkages; promotion on the chamber events; and are preferred tokens and souvenirs for guests on chamber activities.

Benefits from the government sector include: priority SET-UP assistance from the Department of Science and Technology 11; free display of marketing collaterals and accredited products at DTI, DOT and DOST showcases; easy access on government trainings and seminars; and preferred national and local government official gifts, tokens or souvenirs.

This is a joint project with the Davao City Government, Davao City Small and Medium Enterprise Center, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Science and Technology, and the Department of Agriculture. (Janin R. Langoy-UIC Intern)

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on May 24, 2014.


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