TUGUEGARAO CITY – The Department of Science and Technology (D0ST) Region 02 conducted its first #DOST02WEEMPOWER webinar series on OneSTore.ph for its assisted Women Micro Entrepreneurs (WMEs) under the DOST-PCW Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) project.

The first run of the webinar held on June 11, 2020 was participated by 45 entrepreneur participants coming from DOST, DA, and DTI.

“We should add knowledge about e- commerce and digital platforms for entrepreneurs during this pandemic to be able to adjust, adopt, and compete amongst them”, DOST Region 02 Director Sancho A. Mabborang said.

“We need to calibrate, we need to innovate, and we need each other in order to survive in this crisis and adapt to the new normal”. He further said.

Meanwhile, ARD for Technical operations Services Dr. Teresita A. Tabaog explained the difference between WMEs and MSMEs and mentioned the advantage of the virtual seminars specially in marketing their products during this pandemic.

Also, the Regional Director of Department of Trade and Industry Dir. Leah Pulido Ocampo mentioned resiliency and health investments.

“We need to redirect our branding, consumption, and the way we sell and promote our products, we are rising to the needs of the times” She said.

Philippine Commission on Women Region 02 Coordinator Ms. Sherness Alcantara mentioned the importance of the Great Women project and OneSTore.ph in addressing the present situation.

“We need to upgrade our enterprise and ourselves to gain knowledge that is available and offered by different agencies in the Region.” She said.

Mr. Christopher P. Musni Science Research Specialist II lectured on the background, updates, way forward and new feature of OneSTore.PH which is the OneSTore City a Self-enabled delivery service application.

Mr Porfirio O. Bajo WEE Project Area Coordinator gave his closing remarks and acknowledged the intervention of the different partner agencies.

The said event allows local Entrepreneurs to familiarize and maximize the use of e-commerce platforms to help them to be more competent and adapt to the next normal.