DOST’S SUPPORT TO MSMEs. Cristeta Cheng, owner of Ayen’s Food Products, receives from DOST 1 Regional Director Armando Q. Ganal P1.5 million worth of assistance for the acquisition of a walk-in freezer and execution of packaging materials for longganisa in a ceremony held at the Provincial Science and Technology Center, Vigan City on June 10, 2016. Ramon Sumabat, DOST Ilocos Sur chief (second from left) says DOST has been supporting MSMEs through the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) to strengthen the business transformation and achieve quality growth. (Picture by DOST 1)