The training on Gender Sensitivity, Women Economic Empowerment and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) for Magic 111 WME in Region 2 kicked off at PLT Wellness and Mountain Resort in Solano, Nueva Vizcaya.

Recognizing the relevant contribution of women in the economic development of the nation particularly in the food industry, Engr. Jonathan R. Nuestro, Provincial Director of Nueva Vizcaya and representing DOST 02 Director Sancho A. Mabborang, said that it is crucial for them to be empowered on Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures or SSOP to be able to produce a quality and safer food products.

Meanwhile, Mr. Porfirio O. Bajo, WEE Project Area Coordinator from the Philippine Commission on Women, expressed his excitement on the transformation of the businesses of the women-led firms in the Region. Moreover, Dr. Teresita A. Tabaog, Assistant Regional Director for Technical Operation Services of DOST R02 & DOST 02-PCW WEE Project Focal Person, asserted the importance of women in the country’s development. “Having empowered women in the family, it is for sure the family will be sustained”, she quoted in her opening message. She explained that this training was conducted to empower them as a woman as they are one of the assets in the family and in the country.