Isabela City Mayor Sitti Djalia Hataman along with other other officials and special guests join the formal awarding ceremony and turn-over of checks of the HAPIsaBIDA (HAPIsabela Business Investment and Development Ceremony) awardees, December 27 at the Plaza Rizal, this city. .
HAPIsaBIDA is the 1st HAPISABELA business idea and an initiative born from the various livelihood assistance from the LGU, national agencies and other program partners.
In her message, Mayor Sitti Djalia A. Turabin-Hataman reiterated the the need to raise and enhance local business potentials. She said, “Dapat ang talagang goal natin ay maiangat ang kabuhayan nila, ang goal natin ay lumago ang negosyo nila kaya naipanganak ang HAPIsaBIDA.”
Among the EIGHT ( Best Business Plans awardees which are were awarded P30,000.00 as a means of start up/expansion capital are Hapisabibingkabela, Cubo de Sorpresa, May BAG-asa sa Basura, Organic Agri-Ventures, JRJ Barbershop and Friends, Sanyang Tennun, Mangan Ne! Yakan Cuisine and Plantityres. Products can be bought at Cyberzone Bldg., Barinaga St., Markersite, City Isabela de Basilan.
Winning teams shall also be required to undergo a 6-month of Business Dev’t Incubation and Mentoring Bootcamp under the auspices of HAPIsaBIDA Academy to ensure the sustainability of business venture.
In attendance were VM Kifli Salliman, Amin Hataman, Ms. Almera Gamor Pasandalan, Mr. Victor Moore Utatalum, LGU-Isabela Department Heads, Councilor Karel Sakalahul, JCI Basileña & Basileño and Student Action Force.