CCA launches Econacra hand­i­crafts store

Sun.Star Pampanga - - FRONT PAGE - BY REY­NALDO G. NAVALES Sun.Star Staff Re­porter

AN­GE­LES CITY- City Col­lege of An­ge­les (CCA) en­trepreneur­ship stu­dents of re­cently launched the Econacra En­ter­prise store show­cas­ing a unique brand of qual­ity and en­vi­ron­ment-friendly hand-made crafts.

Econacra is a col­lege­based en­ter­prise owned and man­aged by the CCA stu­dents who will man­u­fac­ture hand­i­crafts aimed at less­en­ing the us­age of plas­tics in the city and the mar­ket.

The store is sit­u­ated at the ground floor of CCA’s Agyu Tamu Hall which is the for­mer lo­ca­tion of the award-win­ning La­mac Sou­venir Store, a shop also launched by the stu­dents in 2018.

Econacra En­ter­prise CEO Paulo Pas­cual said that the store en­vi­sions it­self as an en­ter­prise ca­pa­ble of of­fer­ing mod­ern­ized and ecofriendly tra­di­tional prod­ucts that can set trends within the mar­ket. The en­ter­prise also de­sires to pro­duce stylish but so­cially re­spon­si­ble prod­ucts that could help solve a num­ber of en­vi­ron­ment-re­lated prob­lems.

Econacra Chief Market­ing Of­fi­cer Hanna Yas­min Datu said that their fea­si­bil­ity study has shown that sin­gle-use plas­tic bags are the most com­mon pol­lu­tants and have been a main cause of flood­ing.

“Mak­ing use of our stylish and af­ford­able re­us­able “bay­ong” to the mar­ket will make a big dif­fer­ence es­pe­cially in solv­ing our dilemma on plas­tic waste. As a so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity, the store is com­mit­ted to pre­serve a healthy en­vi­ron­ment while re­viv­ing tra­di­tional ac­ces­sories and bags by in­no­vat­ing them to fit the needs and taste of the peo­ple to­day,” said

Datu.

Mayor Edgardo Pam­intuan ex­tended his con­grat­u­la­tions to the en­tire col­lege for this no­table project and en­deavor in­sti­gated by the home-grown tal­ents and minds of the CCA stu­dents.

“I am as­tounded by these stu­dents whose acu­mens are ac­tively work­ing at a young age. If we con­tinue to pro­duce these kind of top cal­iber stu­dents from CCA, I can proudly say that there is a bright fu­ture wait­ing ahead of our city and our peo­ple,” said Pam­intuan.

In 2018, the CCA En­trepreneur­ship stu­dents from CCA bagged nu­mer­ous awards dur­ing the Ju­nior Achieve­ment Philip­pines Mini-Com­pany Na­tional Com­pe­ti­tions held at the Philip­pine Trade Train­ing Cen­ter in Pasay City.

The awards in­clude: Chief Market­ing Of­fi­cer of the Year (Grand Prize); Sec­ond Place: Chief Pro­duc­tion Of­fi­cer of the Year; Chief Fi­nance Of­fi­cer of the Year (Grand Prize); Chief Hu­man Re­source Of­fi­cer of the Year (Grand Prize); and the Most Out­stand­ing Com­pany Mem­ber of the Year award. This par­tic­u­lar con­fer­ment is given to a mem­ber who shows great pas­sion and knowl­edge about the com­pany op­er­a­tions.

Ju­nior Achieve­ment-Philip­pines is one of the largest global NGO’s ded­i­cated to ad­dress­ing fun­da­men­tal so­cial and eco­nomic chal­lenges of young peo­ple by ed­u­cat­ing and em­pow­er­ing them to trans­form their fu­ture and own their eco­nomic suc­cess. The or­ga­ni­za­tion aims to in­spire and pre­pare the younger gen­er­a­tion to suc­ceed in a global econ­omy.

For their part, the mem­bers of the Econacra En­ter­prise as well as the col­lege’s teach­ing force are op­ti­mistic that CCA will make the same or sur­pass such feat this year. The grand launch was held co­in­cid­ing the CCA’s 7th found­ing an­niver­sary.

Aside from Pam­intuan, the launch­ing was also graced by CCA Pres­i­dent Dr. Richard Daenos, Coun­cilor Edu Pam­intuan, City First Lady Her­minia Pam­intuan and the rest of the CCA Board of Trustees.

Chris Navarro

WA­TER PUMPS. City of San Fer­nando Wa­ter District Gen­eral Man­ager Jorge Gumba, Chair­man Fer Cay­lao, Sec­re­tary Bener­ito Al­dana, Trea­surer Joe Tulio, Di­rec­tor Felic­i­tas Maglalang, and PrimeWater San Fer­nando Branch Man­ager Jan Michelle Canlas led yes­ter­day’s turnover of wa­ter pumps to var­i­ous women’s groups which co­in­cided with the 42nd an­niver­sary of the wa­ter util­ity.—

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