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Search on for unique Ilocos flavor

Philippine News AgencyAugust 31, 2021

AGRI-PRODUCT. Local entrepreneurs in the province of Ilocos Norte are invited to join a business plan making contest featuring available high value crops in the province. Submission of entries is now ongoing until Sept. 15, 2021. (PNA photo by Leilanie G. Adriano

LAOAG CITY – The province of Ilocos Norte is looking for young agri-preneurs and existing entrepreneurs to join the search for the unique Ilocos flavor by submitting a comprehensive business plan featuring a new product using the province’s available high-value crops as main ingredient.

Also open to students aged 18 and above, Elma Gabriel, head of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Office (MSMEO) under the Ilocos Norte government, said Tuesday the competition aims to maximize the use of available resources in the province with a potential market here and abroad.

According to Gabriel, the submission of the proposed business plan is now ongoing and the deadline is on September 15, 2021. All entries shall be sent to: sme@ilocosnorte.gov.ph.

“Out of the submitted entries, we will be shortlisting 30 qualified entries where we will choose four winners,” said Gabriel in an interview Tuesday.

Aside from a plaque of recognition, the grand prize winner will receive PHP12,000 cash prize; first runner-up will receive PHP10,000, second runner-up -- PHP6,000, and the third runner-up -- PHP3,000.

The contest mechanics and guidelines along with the business plan format are available in this link: https://drive.google.com/.../1j67uehkuv.../view...

For further inquiries, aspirants may also contact this landline 772-1212 (loc.125), or call Ms. Racelyn Madalipay at 09097668715 for confirmation of the submitted entry.

In partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry, a special mentoring program will also be available to all interested entrepreneurs to improve their products. (PNA)

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