Some members of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (PPPP) Provincial Advisory Council (PAC) sign a Memorandum of Agreement with the provincial government to enhance the implementation of social services in the province. (MBL, PIA CAR, Ifugao)

DTI - CAR Regional Director Myrna Pablo (right) and DTI Baguio - Benguet Provincial Director Samuel Gallardo (2nd from left) with the officials of the LGUs of Baguio City, and the Benguet towns of La Trinidad, Sablan and Tublay in a photo opt during the awarding of top performers in the 2020 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index. (DTI Photos)

Governor Jerry Dalipog (fourth from left) and other provincial officials receive the two plagues of the Condition Matching Grant to Provinces (CMGP) Annual Governance Reform Award from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in the province. (Photo: R. Buenconsejo)

Cordillera Regional DRRM Council and Regional Task Force COVID - 19 Chairperson Albert Mogol presides the first joint coordination meeting to look into the 2020 accomplishments and lay down a proactive roadmap for 2021 in dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic and other possible threats and hazards that may endanger life and properties in the region. (OCD - CAR photos)

Mt. Province’s Best SETUP Implementer: 20 Years of Bakeshop Experience

TADIAN,Mountain Province, Dec. 19(PIA) - - If you are looking for good bread and pastries when you are in the municipality of Tadian, there is one notable outlet that you must visit-  the Marie June Bakeshop, which has been in the business for 20 years now.

 

Milagros Caridad Guerrero Obedoza opened Marie June Bakeshop in 2000 and in its two decades of existence, it has consistently been serving quality and delicious  breads, cookies and cakes.

A dentist by profession, Obedoza said that never did she thought  that she would venture into business.  She shared that It was when she was in private practice in Mankayan, Benguet that she learned baking as her older sister has a bakeshop in Lepanto then.

In 1995, when she returned to Tadian, Obedoza started baking cakes, cheese cupcakes, banana breads, brownies and tarts as a sideline  while working  as a volunteer dentist  at the rural health unit.

Five  years later, she decided  to go full time  as an entrepreneur  opening  her own bakeshop.

Venturing into a business has its ups and down. She was initially  challenged  of putting up more capital for equipment and vehicle for product delivery  but through perseverance, the bakeshop continued  operation and business is getting better through the years, she shared.

The bakeshop slowly increased  its by products necessitating the hiring  of more people. It  expanded  its market and in August 2014, Marie June opened an outlet at the Tadian Public Market that serves as a coffee shop and product display/selling area.

To further boost the business, Marie June Bakeshop applied and become a beneficiary of the Department of Science and Technology’s Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP),  the banner program of DOST that aims to assist micro, small and medium enterprises become productive and competitive through the provision of a holistic package of science and technology interventions.

The SETUP assistance   provided to the  Marie June Bakeshop   include technology upgrading, MPEX (manufacturing Productivity Extension) consultancy,  Current Good Manufacturing Practices training and laboratory analysis.

At present, Marie June  is supplying 100 market outlets from the other towns of Mountain Province and some areas in the municipalities of Mankayan and Atok, Benguet with its bakery breads, carrots cakes, brownies, personalized cakes, cheese cakes and boo tarts.

Obedoza is grateful  to her loyal and hardworking workers, the customers for their continuing thrust and patronage and the DOST for its technical assistance.

Its   20th year of  existence is capped with  its being recognized  as the 2020 Best Provincial SETUP Implementer for Mountain Province during the DOST- led celebration of Regional Science and Technology Week last November 23 to 29. (JDP/CCD with reports from DOST Mountain Province)

By Carlito C. Dar

 

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Mt. Province

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