With the theme “Juan Science, One Nation,” the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) 1 recently concluded the National Science and Technology Week Celebration by recognizing MGN Frozen Foods as Best Regional SETUP Adoptor for 2015.
MGN Frozen Foods, a meat processing firm from Sta. Cruz, Ilocos Sur was distinguished as the best among the successful project beneficiaries of the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program or SETUP, the banner program of DOST aimed at improving productivity and competitiveness of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises.
According to Ms. Adelisa C. Florendo, SETUP Regional Coordinator, this was made possible because of meeting 93.8% rate based on the four established criteria by the agency, namely: Technology, Process and Innovation Assimilation (40%); Product and Process Outcomes (20%); Market and Financial Outcomes (20%) and Entrepreneural Acumen and Management Leadership (20%) during the final evaluation last June 29-30, 2016. Among the other MSMEs that competed in the Search for 2015 Best SETUP Adoptor are Basilio’s Chicharon in Ilocos Norte, Mike Stainless Steel in La Union, Dalgem’s Welding Shop in Pangasinan I, and Hannah and Chloe Food Enterprises in Pangasinan II.
As highlight of the said recognition, DOST Regional Director Dr. Armando Q. Ganal led the awarding of the P10,000 cash to Mr.and Mrs. Nerio Gacutan, owner of the MGN Frozen Foods, during the closing ceremony of the NSTW celebration. Aside from the Plaque of Appreciation which was awarded during the SETUP Forum held at the DOST Central Office in Bicutan, Taguig City.