Twenty six colleges and universities in Cavite participated in the recent Cavite Entrepreneurship Students Conference spearheaded by the Provincial Cooperative, and Entrepreneurial Development Office (PCLEDO) at the Provincial Gymnasium on September 29, 2016. The event targets business students in various academic institutions with the help of the Cavite Young Leaders for Entrepreneurship (CYLE), an organization created in 2010 through the initiative of PCLEDO’s Entrepreneurial Development Division as the channel through which advocacy promotion activities for students are implemented.
The theme “Go Green: Inspiring the Youth in Greening the Enterprise” was conceptualized together with stakeholders from the academe to emphasize the importance of considering the impacts of enterprises to the environment and encourage would be entrepreneurs to think of ways by which they can build their own eco-friendly businesses.
Booths were set up by student exhibitors who participated in the Trade fair and Exhibit plus the Search for the Most Promising Product (MPP). The nine elected officers of CYLE and their advisers joined a mini parade inside the gym.
Governor Boying Remulla reiterated his commitment to continuously implement programs to help the youth in the aspects of education and development. Keynote speaker, Department of Trade and Industry Regional Director (RD) Marilou Q. Toledo, presented the concept of green economy, which in simple terms can be equated to a low carbon, resource-efficient and socially inclusive economy. She cited DTI’s past and present efforts to support the Promotion of Green Economic Development (ProGED) and continues to promote the advocacy in CALABARZON.
Mr. Ericson B. Atanacio, the President of Terra Verde Eco Farm and Ms. Angelica F. Costales, President of Costales Nature Farms shared their success stories on Agri-Tourism. Both farms practice zero waste farming through continuous recycling. According to them, it is not only financially rewarding, it is also good for environment.
The CENRO of the City of Dasmarinas, Ms. Eloisa C. Aguirre, discussed the process of converting wet market waste into organic soil conditioner that neutralizes acidic soil to make them suitable for planting crops.
An open forum was held after newly elected CYLE officers and official representatives from different colleges and universities took their oath of office for their 2-year term administered by Mr. Alvin S. Mojica, PCLEDO’s Department Head.
Cavite State University – Cavite City Campus (Herring Delights), Cavite State University Main Campus (Sala De Severino) and STI College Dasmariñas (Guava Ointment) were hailed as the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners respectively in the search for the Most Promising Product. They received cash prizes and certificates of recognition. Novelty items, appliances and goods were raffled out during intermissions. ---(PICAD)