Parade and Review. Philippine Military Cadets on a Parade and Review at the Borromeo field, Saturday (Aug. 10) despite the gloomy weather to give honour to the 40th Anniversary of the PMA Host Parent Association. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

TESDA at 25. TESDA - CAR officials headed by Regional Director Manuel Wong with partners from DOLE, DTI and Baguio PESO, in a Kapihan media forum, promotes the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

PMA Host Parent Assn at 40. PMA Host Parent Association officials headed by chairperson and former Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan with Guest of Honor and Speaker Mayor Benjamin Magalong and PMA officials give recognition to their Pioneer members who started the foster a cadet program in 1979, during the t 40th Anniversary of the PMA Host Parent Association, Saturday. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

TESDA at 25. TESDA - CAR Regional Director Manuel Wong and DTI Baguio - Benguet Director Freda Gawisan leads other partners from DOLE and Baguio PESO, in a Kapihan media forum, to promote the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

Parade and Review. Philippine Military Cadets on a Parade and Review at the Borromeo field, Saturday (Aug. 10) despite the gloomy weather to give honour to the 40th Anniversary of the PMA Host Parent Association. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

TESDA@25. Bartending students from the Baguio City School of Arts and Trade gives a demonstration on wine mixing during the TESDA - CAR led Kapihan media forum for the promotion of the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

TESDA@25. Bartending students from the Baguio City School of Arts and Trade gives a demonstration on wine mixing during the TESDA - CAR led Kapihan media forum for the promotion of the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

Agency convergence for DTI-led Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay eyed

BAGUIO CITY, June 6 (PIA) -- Convergence among concerned agencies is being looked into as a scheme to foster the Department of Trade and Industry-led Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay (NSB) among existing and potential micro, small and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs) in poverty-stricken barangays.

 

The NSB aims to bring government closer to small businesses in the 4th to 6th class municipalities and boost assistance through the establishment of barangay help desks for countryside businesses to flourish. It intends to maximize the entrepreneurs’ potential until they can stand on their own.   

DTI has identified a total of 140 priority barangays for the program from among the 45 municipalities belonging to 4th to 6th class regionwide for a three-year period from 2019-2022.  The agency is expected to create and develop 700 enterprises in the identified priority barangays. 

The idea of convergence of agency efforts cropped up in a recent meeting of the Economic Development Sectoral Committee of the Regional Development Council – CAR. Considering some agencies have their respective programs on entrepreneurial support and development, it would be best to harmonize initiatives and be looped into said program so there would be no duplication.

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) including the two newly attached agencies under DTI supervision, the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) are among the agencies with community-based programs for entrepreneurs.  

DTI Cordillera Regional Director Myrna Pablo suggested that concerned agencies will meet and come up with inventory of MSME community-based projects. These will be looped in to complement but not to duplicate what one agency is doing and further strengthen programs intended for the entrepreneurs in the locality.

“We are there to develop MSMEs because they are big job generators and are providing income to their employees and the community,” Pablo stressed.

DTI had already coordinated with the CDA for the possible conversion of existing associations assisted by their office into cooperatives as they get more income if they join the cooperative sector.

NSB will be rolled out in the region this month.  Pablo said the priority barangays for the NSB were evaluated based on inaccessibility, poor delivery of services, potential to have MSMEs in the area, absence of issue on peace and order, among others. (JDP/SCA-PIA-CAR)

Department of Trade and Industry Cordillera Regional Director Myrna Pablo said to date there are  more than 15,000 micro, small and medium entrepreneurs in the Cordillera region and they hope to add 700 more through the Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay. Sectoral committee on economic development of the Regional Development Council - CAR Co-chairman Private Sector Representative Rafael Gayaso suggested the utilization of a tool to determine the viability of the target entrepreneurs of the NSB program. (SCA-PIA-CAR)

By Susan C. Aro

 

Baguio

  • Muslims offer to guard churches in Baguio

    BAGUIO CITY—Churchgoers were surprised on Sunday morning when Muslims joined them for a Mass at the Baguio Cathedral, a site popular among residents and tourists.

  • Window hours set for Kennon Road residents only

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug 9 (PIA) -- Despite the closure of Kennon Road, the Cordillera Region Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CRDRRMC) has set window hours to allow residents to pass through the landslide affected area in Barangay Camp 6, Sitio Camp 5 in Tuba, Benguet.

  • PIA develops strategic communications curriculum for PMA

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 9 (PIA) -- The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) explored areas of cooperation on developing a curriculum on communication and public information for the Academy.

  • DENR to help LGUs craft, approve implementable solid waste plans

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 9 (PIA) -- Local government units in the Cordillera region look forward to having their own approved solid waste management plans (SWMP) or their plans updated and implemented. 

  • DepEd orients key school officials on ALS new curriculum

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 9 (PIA) -- A more comprehensive Alternative Learning System that is aligned with the country’s K to 12 Basic Education System and generally aims to provide quality informal education to out  of school youths (OSYs) and adult learners is set for implementation this school year.

Benguet

Mt. Province

  • Healthy mom and baby, cooking contests mark Nutri Month

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Aug. 6(PIA) -- To raise community awareness and to inculcate health and nutrition habits for children at an early age for healthy living, the provincial government conducted Healthy Mother and Child   and cooking contests in celebration of this year’s Nutrition Month.

  • Provincial livelihood program benefits more individuals

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 22 (PIA) -- The Provincial Livelihood Program (PLP) of the Provincial Government here continues to provide livelihood assistance to qualified individuals in the province.

  • PCSO, PLGU provide free assistive devices to PWDs in Mt. Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 22 (PIA) -- The provincial government through the Provincial Persons with Disability Affair Office (PDAO) has partnered with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) and MVRN Prosthesis Center in helping orthopedic persons with disabilities acquire the appropriate assistive devices.

  • Mt. Province officials vow to work together for a common goal

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 8 (PIA) --Inspired by the fresh mandate given by the electorate in the province, the newly elected provincial officials publicly announced during their oathtaking to put aside politics and vowed to work hand in hand with one common goal- to move this province forward. 

  • MP sectors one skedy resolution of murder of 3 Besao youths

    Bontoc, Mountain Province – Members of the Provincial Peace and Order Council and the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council put their full weight for the speedy resolution of the killing of three natives of Agawa, Besao who reportedly went to hunt and fish but were found dead days later along the Lakanga creek within the vicinity of Baclingayan, a sitio of Tabacda, Tubo, Abra.

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