Provider Enterprises, the regional winner of the SETUP PRAISE award for 2022, was recognized as the Most Productive MSME in the recently held 2022 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) in Manila.
Mr. & Mrs. Ariel C. Entana, owner of Provider Enterprises, personally received the Plaque of Recognition and a fund check amounting to Fifty Thousand Pesos (₱50,000) during the awarding ceremony at World Trade Center, Pasay City, Metro Manila last 24 November 2022.
Engr. Sacho A. Maborrang, Undersecretary for the Regional Operation, turned over the award together with Engr. Rowen Gelonga, Regional Director of DOST VI, and Engr. Ernesto Granada, Regional Director of DOST VIII.
The activity was also graced by the Chairperson of EVPI and the former DOST Secretary, Prof. Fortunato T. Dela Pena together with Dir. Melanie M. Moraga-Leano, Chairperson of the Board of Judges, and DOST regional and provincial directors, among others.
Provider Enterprises, home of roofing materials from Zamboanga Sibugay – acquired the new facilities (C-purlins roll-forming machine) through the DOST’s Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP). With the upgrading of facilities, Provider Enterprises increased productivity by at least 30%, expanded the market reach, and generated additional employment opportunities.
Provider Enterprises, as the regional winner of the Best SETUP PRAISE award 2022 in Region IX, also received a Plaque of Recognition from the DOST-IX and a cash prize amounting to Twenty Thousand Pesos (₱20,000). The award was turned over during the 2022 PSTO-ZSP Performance Review and 2023 Operational Planning at Sibugay International Hotel last 15 December 2022.
The SETUP PRAISE award is a recognition given to micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) that have excelled in their business, in terms of Productivity, Resilience, Agility, Innovation, Sustainability, and Excellence (PRAISE) in managing and sustaining their business.
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