Thursday, November 15, 2018


(Monday, 30th day of October 2017)


Eight business establishments from Iligan City have bagged the coveted Bagwis Awards held last 27 October 2017 at the Palladium Ballroom, Mallberry Suites Business Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City.

For this year, the Department of Trade and Industry has conferred the Seal of Excellence to 27 businesses across the Northern Mindanao region – 12 Bronze and 15 Silver.

Regional Director Linda O. Boniao of DTI – 10 graced the awarding ceremony. Also present were the members of the Bagwis Award Regional Evaluation Committee.

Three stores of Cuadro Ocho, Inc. – Pala-o, Del Carmen and Tubod branches, and Emrys Industries situated at Bonifacio Ave. in Barangay Bagong Silang snared the Silver Bagwis Award (4) for Iligan.

Also in Iligan, the four Bronze Bagwis Awardees are Golden Dragon Supermarket, Golden Star General Merchandise, Red Card Marketing & Services, and Lloyd Marketing & Car Service Center.

These eight current Bagwis Awardees are expected to benefit both the fiscal and non-fiscal incentives pursuant to the approved City Ordinance No. 17-6629 that provides inducements to qualified and deserving establishments which include granting of Php10,00 to Php30,000 discounts based on gross receipt/sales for business tax as assessed by the Iligan City Treasurer’s office while non-fiscal inducements refer to the provision of express/special lane for the renewal of business permit application, recognition as priority supplier for government purchases, and inclusion in the promotion for the buying public to patronize, i.e. posting of Bagwis Awardees at the Iligan City Government websites.

City Ordinance No. 17-6629, “An Ordinance Strengthening the Department of Trade and Industry’s Bagwis Program by Providing Incentives, Both Fiscal and Non-fiscal Inducements, to  Establishments which  Duly Qualify Them  as Bagwis  Awardees,  and  Prescribing the Parameters / Criteria as Standard in the Conduct of Business”, is also known as the Reinforced Bagwis Program (RBP) of Iligan City.

The lone awardee for the Province of Lanao del Norte which took home the Bronze Bagwis Award is D’5 Hardware & Construction Supply in Poblacion, Kapatagan.