Cotabato folks prep up for a new business venture pandesal, pastry products



Ensuring that the community will have access to pan de sal and other pastry products, the Department of Trade and Industry 12 (DTI-12) through its Cotabato Satellite Office conducts skills training on pandesal making to the residents of Brgy. Kalanganan 2, Cotabato City.

The one-day skills training is part of DTI’s Livelihood Seeding Program-Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay (LSP-NSB) and in support of the community project of Brgy. Kalanganan 2.

DTI Negosyo Center Cotabato TEAM during the training for pandesal and other pastries

The intervention is a result of the needs analysis study conducted by DTI through its Negosyo Center Cotabato where it turned out that residents of the said barangay do not have local access to bread and pastry products especially pandesal and must need to traverse more than five kilometers to the city’s commercial center to buy one.

Supporting the initiative are the Local Government Unit of Cotabato City through its Office of the City Mayor-Investment Promotion Division, and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority 12.

As a next step, DTI-12 will be providing fabricated oven and other baking tools to the barangay and plans to organize the business as a community product.

Pandesal is one of the staple food of the local residents of Brgy. Kalanganan 2 and was found to be among the feasible businesses in the said barangay.

Aside from the classic pandesal, participants also baked cheese-ube pandesal, theC latest product innovation that is making a big hit among pandesal lovers.


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