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MEG’S Printing Supply with their newly-acquired Ecosolvent Printer.

DAVAO DEL SUR – An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) from Kiblawan, Davao del Sur was the first to avail technical and funding assistance from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Innovations for Filipinos Working Distantly from the Philippines (iFWD PH) Program in Davao Region.

Mr. Garry G. Fiel, owner and manager of MEG’S Printing Supply, a sole proprietorship enterprise in Davao del Sur that offers printing services and school supplies, successfully completed the first and second phases of the iFWD PH Program.

This program is a nationwide initiative of DOST that aims to provide support and opportunities to repatriated OFWs and their immediate family members by establishing technology-based enterprises instead of leaving the country.

The iFWD PH has two phases: Phase 1 involves capacity building for the development and management of technology-based enterprises as a start-up while Phase 2 involves funding support for the establishment of technology-based enterprise.

After completing Phase 1, MEG’S Printing Supply was able to avail the innovation fund under the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP), one of the flagship programs of DOST. The enterprise also acquired one (1) unit of Ecosolvent Printer to improve the quality of their services in responding to the needs and requirements of its current and potential customers. The equipment was delivered and installed at the project site last October 2021.


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