Some members of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (PPPP) Provincial Advisory Council (PAC) sign a Memorandum of Agreement with the provincial government to enhance the implementation of social services in the province. (MBL, PIA CAR, Ifugao)

DTI - CAR Regional Director Myrna Pablo (right) and DTI Baguio - Benguet Provincial Director Samuel Gallardo (2nd from left) with the officials of the LGUs of Baguio City, and the Benguet towns of La Trinidad, Sablan and Tublay in a photo opt during the awarding of top performers in the 2020 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index. (DTI Photos)

Governor Jerry Dalipog (fourth from left) and other provincial officials receive the two plagues of the Condition Matching Grant to Provinces (CMGP) Annual Governance Reform Award from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in the province. (Photo: R. Buenconsejo)

Cordillera Regional DRRM Council and Regional Task Force COVID - 19 Chairperson Albert Mogol presides the first joint coordination meeting to look into the 2020 accomplishments and lay down a proactive roadmap for 2021 in dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic and other possible threats and hazards that may endanger life and properties in the region. (OCD - CAR photos)

DTI grants PBG livelihood kits to Abrenian entrepreneurs

BANGUED, Abra, Sept. 3 (PIA) - –  The Department of Trade and Industry  provincial office  (DTI- Abra), in collaboration with its partner agencies, recently   awarded livelihood kits to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the province under the  Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa (PBG) program to support the recovery and continuity of their affected businesses.

 

DTI-Abra Provincial Director Samuel Gallardo led the awarding of the livelihood kits  worth P10,000 each  to the beneficiaries from the municipalities of Bangued, Peñarrubia, Luba, San Isidro, Dolores, San Juan, Lagangilang, Danglas, Manabo, Tubo and Malibcong, Licuaan-Baay and Lacub.  

The listed beneficiaries were identified with the help of DTI’s partner agencies and the local government units.  Each received a livelihood kit according to his or her existing business venture. Impulse sealer, weighing scale, drums, plastic containers, proofing sheets, knives, frying pan, stove, blender and mixing bowls were given to those who have processing business.

Under agri-business vegetable production, they received garden tools, drum, hose, plastic crates and knapsack sprayer. For  hog raisers, items  included  poultry feeds, anti-biotics, vitamins and other supplements  and grocery items for the sari-sari storeowners.

Gallardo explained that the program aims to support businesses which are struggling to survive due to crisis such as the COVID-19 or are in conflict zones.“This is one of the primary focus of the current administration which targets less fortunate families and individuals especially those who under conflict-affected areas,” he said.

The livelihood kits    are  not   “ayuda” but an investment to sustain their businesses, he said as he enjoined the beneficiaries to  work hardw to make their business grow and inspire their neighbors and family members to  progress  through business.

Before the awarding of the livelihood kits, DTI personnel  conducted livelihood and entrepreneurial seminars among the beneficiaries.

Gabino Cawing, one of the beneficiaries from Malibcong, expressed his gratitude to the government for the PGB support. He and his wife have been struggling lately to keep their sales in their sari-sari store going in Brgy. Mataragan, one of the identified conflict-affected areas of Malibcong.

“We are grateful for this opportunity given to us. We will make sure that this support from the government will be managed well for the growth of our businesses,” Gabino expressed.

Sari-sari store owner Rosemarie C. Manilag  from Taripan, Malibcong, also committed to   use the livelihood assistance  to  her business    so that one day she  could also help and share her blessings to others.

This is now the third quarter implementation of the  PBG  program in the province  by DTI with  the Provincial Government of Abra, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Dept. of the Interior and Local Government, local government units   and 24th and 69th Infantry Battalions of the Philippine Army  as partners. (JDP/XADC/CAGT – PIA CAR, Abra)

By Christian Allister Tubadeza & Xandro Alexander Carino

 

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