Bohol News Daily


The Department of Trade and Industry in Bohol launches the Kapatid Mentor Micro Entrepreneurs (KMME) program on September 7, 2018 in Talibon, Bohol.


KMME is an initiative of DTI and the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE) which aims to help the country’s micro and small enterprises (MSEs) through a ten-module coaching and mentoring series where well-known industry experts teach micro and small enterprises the different aspects of business operations.


In her opening message, RD Caberte said that this is the third batch for the province and is the first out-of-town rollout, since the first two batches were held in Tagbilaran City.


“This is an opportunity for those in the second district of Bohol to gain access to expert advice and inputs from various mentors across the country, especially with the full support of Congressman Aris Aumentado, who is so optimistic about bringing the KMME program closer to his district,” Caberte said.


Present during the launching are PCE Visayas Coordinator Virgilio “Noy” Espeleta, PCE Programs Development Associate Mark Eugene Eudela, DTI Bohol OIC Provincial Director Maria Soledad L. Balistoy and Cong. Erico Aristotle Aumentado, who gave a very inspiring message to the thirty one (31) mentees.


Also present during the launch are Talibon Mayor Restituto Auxtero, Talibon Chamber of Commerce President Judge Avelino Puracan, Bohol Chamber of Commerce and Industry Trustee Dominic Butalid, Dr. Ed Escalona of Breads Edge Corporation, Engr. Arnold Labunog of Jojie’s Bakeshop and Duke Miñoza of Buenaventurada Farms who each gave inspiring messages to the mentees.


Mr. Rey N. Calooy, CEO of RNC Marketing and Mr. Ardy Roberto, Co-Founder of Salt and Light Ventures Corporation and Inspire Leadership Consultancy. (vligan)

Crowd shot of the KMME Launching event in Talibon, Bohol. (Photo by Tamara)