Step Up assists PTWG-Food in its planning

The Provincial Technical Working Group on food products headed by Bohol Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief Mayette Gasatan conducted its planning session last 21 May 2010 at Casa Rey Francis, Tagbilaran City.  The activity was intended to define priorities of the working group in four priority products, namely, ubi, banana chips, cara-beef kusahos, and calamay.  As an output, the planning workshop was able to define the priority action areas of the agencies present to ensure that micro-entrepreneurs engaged in the production process will be assisted in making their livelihoods sustainable.

The PTWG on Food is composed of several agencies. Besides BCCI, national agencies as the Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Agrarian Reform, Agricultural Training Institute, Bohol Agricultural Promotion Center, and business sector representatives (Bohol Quality Pastries, Bucarez Processing) were present in the gathering.

Step Up Completes Two Attestation Engagements

Step Up recently concluded its audit of Sacred Heart Learning Center based in Baclayon and a review of the financial statements of Bohol International College Alumni Association. Both clients are part of Step Up’s mission program of making financial services accessible to small organizations while at the same time offering on-the-job trainees a concrete experience in the conduct of financial attestation services.

Step Up trainees Paul Stroud, Julius Lim, and Abraham Apit were involved in this engagement. Abraham Apit heads the junior team in ensuring that the objectives of the engagement were met.