GENERAL TRIAS CITY, Cavite – Some 20 Micro Small and Medium Enterprises in the four villages in this city were blessed with livelihood assistance through the livelihood seeding program of the Department of Trade and Industries.
Under the “Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay” program, beneficiaries in Bgys. Pasong Kawayan 1, Pasong Kawayan 2, Pinagtipunan and Bgy. Tapia received seed kits worth P8,000 for business they want to start.
Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay is one of the DTI’s programs for those severely-affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to DTI-Cavite provincial director Revelyn Cortez.
“We reached out to those communities who do not receive assistance through the help of the local government unit, barangays and Business Permit and Licensing Office of the locality, “ Cortez said.
The DTI evaluated five individuals per barangay what business they want to start such as sari sari store, water refilling station, barber shop, parlor poultry supply, bakery, fashion boutique and “kakanin” business.
“We expect to grow this for their living. They are also required to attend seminars prior to getting the seed kits, for them to learn more on business processes,” Cortez added.
Target of the program is to reach all the barangays in each city and municipalities in the province.
The program started in Cavite in 2020.
“Napakapalad po na napili po ang lungsod ng General Trias sa beneficiaries ng programa ng DTI,” councilor Jonas Labuguen said, who represented Congressman Luis Ferrer IV in the program.
Also present in the event were councilor Kristine Perdito Barison, Village Chiefs Ricky Deseo of Tapia, Joel Prudente of Pinagtipunan, Ikang Alcantara and Franciso Tapawan Jr, and GenTri BPLO head Rommel Olimpo.