MINERVA BC NEWMAN
BOHOL Province — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI-7) here with its secretary Ramon Lopez visited Bohol on March 21 and led the distribution of livelihood kits to 430 beneficiaries under the Livelihood Seeding Program-Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay (LSP-NSB) and the Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa (LSP-PPG) that were conducted in two batches.
The beneficiaries for Monday’s turn over were microenterprises from the municipalities of Loay, Sevilla, Loboc, Talibon, Bien Unido, and Trinidad. Each MSME received P8,000 worth of livelihood assistance in the form of cash vouchers which they can use to purchase necessary items for their businesses in DTI-partnered establishments.
“Ang pangarap po namin para sa inyo ay maging masagana ang inyong mga kabuhayan at inyong mga negosyo, at itong maliit na umpisa natin ay talagang lalago para sa kinabukasan po ninyo at ng mga anak at apo po ninyo.” Secretary Lopez said in his message during the turnover ceremony.
This set of beneficiaries is part of the over 3,230 recipients of the livelihood assistance for the 48 municipalities Bohol Province which DTI-Bohol initially targets to distribute for 2022.
The LSP-NSB and LSP-PPG are in partnership with the Local Government Units (LGUs) of the said municipalities and the beneficiaries were profiled by DTI Negosyo Center Business Counsellors prior to the distribution of the livelihood assistance.
These DTI programs aim to provide support to priority sectors and individuals through provision of training and livelihood starter kits and allow a wider reach of business development assistance with priority in areas affected by fire incidents and other calamities such as typhoons and health disasters like outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics such as COVID-19.
Similarly, on March 14, DTI Cebu through its Negosyo Center-Cebu City continues the Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa Program (PPG) to help typhoon-hit MSMEs in Cebu province with 421 MSMEs from the towns of Minglanilla,Sibonga, Malabuyoc, Moalboal, Consolacion, Alcantara and Ronda also received Negosyo Kits worth Php 8,000 each which comprise of various items/goods that will be used to restore or improve their business.
Meanwhile, DTI-Cebu holds the Womenpreneur Fair 2022 from March 18-31 at Level 1 Rotunda, Ayala Center-Cebu in celebration of the National Women’s Month with the theme: “We Make Change Work for Women.”
The Fair showcases variety of products manufactured or distributed by 24 women-led micro small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Cebu, among which are gifts, decors and housewares, handcrafted fashion accessories and processed food made and all honed locally.
The trade fair is organized in collaboration with the Ayala Malls and Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) to support the MSMEs in the province towards the latter’s recovery from the pandemic and after the onslaught of typhoon Odette.