Small business owners, self-employed individuals, local entrepreneurs and representatives from livelihood organizations listening to the discussions on basic taxation and financial business management delivered by tax expert and consultant Leonie G Reyes, Kapatid Mentor ME Program (KMME) Level 2.


In a bid to continuously increase their knowledge in sustaining their businesses, members of entrepreneurial groups in Atimonan participated in a basic taxation seminar and business forum for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) organized by the Department Trade of Industry (DTI) – IVA last February 27.

Atimonan Haircutters Association, Atimonan Coastal Food Production Association and Villa Ibaba Handicraft Associations — organizations supported by Atimonan One Energy, Inc. (A1E) –were among the 45 local entrepreneurs who joined the full-day financial literacy program that was aimed at equipping MSMEs with the knowledge on tax reporting and compliance.

The activity was part of Kapatid Mentor ME Program which is a joint initiative of the DTI and the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship that focuses on helping the country’s MSMEs through coaching and mentoring.

Through this, the government hopes that MSMEs will be more equipped in managing their businesses in a professional manner.


Representatives from Atimonan Coastal Food Production Association while having sort of discussions with the speaker regarding some business components of the organization.


DTI is one of the key partners of A1E in providing livelihood opportunities and capacity training programs in Atimonan.

A1E is the developer of a 2×600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Atimonan, Quezon that will utilize high efficiency, low emission (HELE) technology known as ultra-supercritical.