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DTI Bulacan empowers 64 MSMEs with livelihood kits through PPG program

CITY OF MALOLOS — Sixty-four micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the province of Bulacan received their livelihood kits as part of the Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa (PPG) program of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

Mary Grace Sta. Ana-Reyes, DTI Bulacan information officer on Friday (9-1-23) told the UnliNews Online in an email that the primary aim of this program by the DTI Bulacan is to support local businesses and communities across the province.

Reyes added that the distribution of the said livelihood kits was led by OIC-Assistant Regional Director Edna D. Dizon and Division Chief Maria Cristina Valenzuela on Thursday rainy afternoon at the DTI Bulacan Provincial Office in the City of Malolos.

The beneficiaries according to Reyes were hailing from 49 barangays spanning all seven districts of the province and received different livelihood kits tailored to their business needs.

“Among the kits provided were 20 eatery kits, 11 bigasan kits, 7 bakery kits, one condiments kit, 10 salon kits, 2 barbershop kits, 3 sewing kits, 1 manicure & pedicure kit, and 9 frozen foods kits,” Reyes said.

Each kit, valued at P15,000.00, aims to empower microenterprises to enhance their operations and contribute to local economic growth.

Dizon, other hand said as part of the initiative, an entrepreneurship development seminar was conducted to equip beneficiaries with the essential knowledge, skills, and motivation needed to establish and expand their businesses successfully.

“The PPG program’s overarching goal is to provide livelihood assistance to microenterprises affected by various challenges, such as fire incidents and calamities, enabling them to bolster their capital and overcome obstacles. By doing so, the program strives to create jobs, increase income, and foster economic resilience within the local communities,” Dizon added.

She also challenged the beneficiaries to use the kits properly for the sustainable development of their chosen line of business. She urged them to participate in trainings set by the DTI which they can use in managing their respective business.

The DTI Bulacan’s commitment to supporting small-scale businesses is highlighted through its efforts under the PPG program. By empowering microenterprises with the necessary tools and resources, the department plays a vital role in aiding their recovery and strengthening the local economy. (UnliNews Online)

Manny D. Balbin
Manny D. Balbin
Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, founder and editor-in-chief of UNLINEWS ONLINE and UNLINEWS Digital Newspaper, is a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated college with Philosophy and Political Science courses at the University of Santo Tomas, Legazpi City. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, People's Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before, he simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspapers in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). He is the founder and the former editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, both in weekly newspaper and online news. A former Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.


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