THE Department of Trade and Industry of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DTI-ARMM) and the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Council (MSMEDC) on Tuesday, December 12, held its first Armm MSME Summit.
Armm Governor Mujiv Hataman said the event was intended to help advance the promotion and development of MSMES by empowering the local entrepreneurs and providing them with information on the latest trends in the local and global markets.
Hataman said the DTI-Armm also aimed to assist MSMEs in overcoming issues and challenges they face in the region through the summit.
He said one of the major economic strategies in Armm’s Regional Development Plan 2017-2022 is the promotion and development of MSMEs.
The summit gathered hundreds of delegates from ARMM’s five provinces -- Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi –- and other neighboring areas.
The summit was anchored on the theme: “Moving Forward through PESO-PRIDE, or People Empowerment through Social Enterprise – Poverty Reduction by Industry Development and Entrepreneurship.” (Bong Garcia/SunStar Philippines)