Obra Negosyo Eskwela 2010-2011 winners

Obra Negosyo Eskwela 2010-2011 winners

MANDAUE CITY, CEBU. After almost six months of immersion into real life business and hurdling three rounds of judging, the winners of the First Obra Negosyo Eskwela Countryside Enterprise Business Upliftment (O.N.E. CEBU) program of the Provincial Government in partnertship with the Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry were finally announced last March 15, 2011 at the Cebu International Convention Center.

Besting 10 other entries in the individual enterprise category, the University of Cebu-Banilad Campus won the first prize for the Salted Black Beans and Taosio business of the Escasinas Family from the Municipaliity of Sogod.

The University of the Philippines with Municipality of Aloguinsan came in second for their camote cookies followed by the University of the Visayas with Municipality of Dalaguete for their pickled mixed vegetables. The Univesirty of San Jose Recolletos with Boljoon’s processed calamay and Benedicto College’s ginamos paste completed the top fourth and fifth winners respectively.

In the cluster/industry category, the charcoal briquette of Tabogon’s TERMAI paved the way for the University of the Visayas’ victory as first placer.  St. Theresa’s College and Municipality of Argao came in second for the coco-palm sugar while University of Cebu – Banilad’s Mudcrab Fattening proposal with the Municipality of Carmen came third.

The O.N.E. CEBU program is a collaboration of the Province of Cebu’s Micro and Small & Medium Enterprise Council (MSME), the Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the 10 Cebu-based universities and colleges in the development of Cebu’s provincial countryside micro and small enterprises. Student teams competed in the preparation of business plans after immersion in their respective enterprises.  They were partnered with seasoned businessmen from the Mandaue Chamber as they proposed interventions for the upliftment of enterprises assigned to them from the different municipalities of Cebu.

In championing this trailblazing program, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia describes it as one of the best examples of public-business-academe partnership which can uplift the lives of small enterprises in the countryside.

The other schools to participated in the program were University of Southern Philippines Foundation, University of Cebu Lapulapu and Mandaue Campus, University of San Carlos,  and Southwestern University.

The top five enterprises for the individual category received P100,000 grants for their enterprises while the non-winners were given P25,000 each. Likewise, the top winners from the cluster category received P 200,000 each while the non-winners took home P50,000 each.

The winning teams received P50,000, P30,000, P20,000, P15,0000 and P10,000 as prize money for the first, second, third, fourth and fifth respectively while the non-winners got P5,000 each as consolation.

All participating enterprises will be given the chance to exhibit and sell their products in the forthcoming One Cebu Expo in August this year.





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