April 16, 2024

BESAO, Mountain Province – Thirty micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) here received their livelihood kits under the Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa (PPG) program of the Department of Trade and Industry on Sept. 22.

DTI-Mountain Province Director Mabel F. Banggawan told the beneficiaries the PPG is a livelihood seeding and entrepreneurship development program which aims to assist individuals, former rebels, families affected by fire incidents and other calamities like flood, including health disasters like the Covid-19 pandemic, those who will avail of the Balik Probinsiya Program, and National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-Elcac)-identified barangays to recover or start their businesses.

Banggawan asked the beneficiaries to use the kits properly towards 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.

“When we give these kits, it does not mean we won’t be seeing you anymore. If possible, we want to see you during trainings. We have trainings that will help you,” she said.

Besao Mayor Bryne Bacwaden thanked DTI for continuously supporting local MSMEs even as he requested for more programs for the municipality.

Natalia Mangayen from Barangay Catengan expressed gratitude to DTI and promised to take care of the kit given to her.

In the same event, personnel of the Besao Municipal Police Station and the Charlie Company of the 69th Infantry Battalion Philippine Army took the opportunity to present their programs and activities under the NTF-Elcac. – Valerie Taguba