30 coffee shop owners receive DTI livelihood kits

By Edna Bagadiong


VIRAC, Catanduanes --- At least 30 owners of cafés registered with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) that are operating in the municipalities of Catanduanes were listed as recipients of coffee shop items worth P9,910 each from the government agency’s Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa Program (PPGP).


Prior to the turnover of the kits, a ceremony was conducted at Virac Plaza to help the entrepreneurs to acquire basic knowledge on entrepreneurial development that will help them to develop themselves as resilient and adaptive micro business owners.

In attendance during the conduct of the activity were LGU Virac Municipal Administrator Jose Taraya. A Certificate of Appreciation was also awarded to MDRRMO Virac represented by Michelle Magtangob for its support in the implementation of the program.


The DTI team present during the turnover were PPG Provincial Coordinator Geraldine Bagadiong, NC Virac Business Counsellor John Robert Velchez, NC San Andres Business Counsellor Janster Bonavente, NC Bato Business Counselor Jaymark Hensen Tresvalles and PPG Staff Lalaine Beguiras.


Information materials were also distributed the beneficiaries to be able to familiarize the list of programs and services offered by DTI.


PPG was a livelihood seeding program that aimed to propel the growth of MSMEs through provision of livelihood assistance in a form of business packages. This was intended for qualified beneficiaries across the province, 100% of which are DTI-registered micro entrepreneurs who were affected by calamities including the pandemic. Distribution was done through batches and per sector. (PIA5/Catanduanes)