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SGS Agriculture, Food and Life (AFL) team led an online E-kamustahan with MIMAROPA MSMEs (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) last May 12 via Microsoft Teams to know how they were doing during the Enhanced Community Quarantine.

There were 64 attendees during this exclusive webinar composed of MIMAROPA Kaagapay graduates and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) staffs and trade officers from different provinces like Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Romblon, Palawan and Marinduque.

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The webinar started with the opening remarks from the DTI MIMAROPA Assistant Regional Director, Mr. Rodolfo J. Mariposque, encouraging MSMEs despite the pandemic happening in the country. Ms. Jinelle F. Picones, Business Manager of SGS AFL- Food shared best practices for food manufacturing companies on biosecurity protocols while Mr. Ronnel T. Mesario, QA & Safety Manager of SGS – AFL shared awareness on Hazard Identification Risk Assessment and Determining Controls (HIRADC) to engage manufacturers and help increase their confidence in doing business during the new normal. By sharing with them what SGS is doing to secure the safety of its employees to continue serving clients, they could strategize and establish their own biosecurity protocols and implement it into their own facilities.


As an SGS initiative to help grow local MSMEs, we have customized different projects with the support of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to offer assistance to MSMEs in quality inspection, technical consultancy, training, and testing of agricultural and food products. Let’s support local products made by MSMEs!


To learn more about SGS’ Kaagapay Program, please contact:

Jessica Pusod
MSME Program Coordinator
SGS Agriculture, Food and Life
m: +63 (917) 845 9110