March 31, 2023

LAGAWE, Ifugao – Beneficiaries of the Livelihood Seeding Program (LSP) of the Department of Trade and Industry committed to use the assistance they received not only for their enterprises or organizations but also for the whole community to achieve economic progress. 
 “We pledge  to dutifully attend and actively participate in entrepreneurship trainings or skills trainings requested by our local government; submit updates on the performance of my enterprise to the DTI field office and participate in other initiatives that would complement the provided livelihood assistance,” the 56 recipients stated in  their pledge of commitment.
The beneficiaries thanked the DTI for the assistance amounting to P5,000 to P8,000 in the form of livelihood kits plus trainings that will contribute to the success of their businesses.
Genelyn Hampuy of Caba, Lagawe said that she will use the livelihood kit she received to start her mushroom production. “I am praying that in the future I’ll be having my own business to help in our financial needs,” she said.
Irene Rose Dulawan, a “pinun-nog” (native longganisa) processor of Duit, Kiangan, said she learned a lot from the seminars sponsored by the DTI.
Shirley Kimmayong and Ofelia Pragata of Lamut encouraged other micro-business owners to register with the DTI to avail of government programs and services that are beneficial to them.
“The success of our business lies in our hands so we need patience, courage, discipline and determination. Let’s value the assistance provided by the government so that the service providers will be inspired to give more assistance and that someday we will provide employment to our kababayans,” they said. – Marcelo B. Lihgawon