The Technology and Livelihood Development Center of Negros Occidental earned P24,175.80 from its consigned products in April, a TLDC income report showed yesterday.
Menzi Joy Rojo, food sector in-charge, said 10 percent of the amount, or P2,417.58, goes to the province as provided in its tax code, while the rest is given to assisted food producers.
She said TLDC has been assisting local food producers to help them market, promote, and display their products to different buyers and clients and provide trainings and seminars on packaging, labeling, and product improvement.
Rojo also said they earned P6,140 for the rentals of their training room and equipments.
Charges and fees for TLDC services are vacuum packaging machine - P75 per hour, refractometer - P40 per sample, shrink packaging machine - P75 per hour, pH meter (for analysis of food acidity) P50 per sample, and other laboratory facilities and utensils for product development - P150 per day.
Rental for TLDC training room with audio equipment is P1,000 (8a.m. to 5p.m.), equipment rentals like TV with VHS (P250/hr), digital projector with pull down screen (P350/hr), digital projector with desktop personal computer and pull down screen (P400/hr).*APN