DTI Catanduanes distributes livelihood kit to various towns

By Edna Bagadiong


VIRAC, Catanduanes --- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Catanduanes Provincial Office distributed recently Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa Program (PPG) Livelihood Kits in various municipalities of the province.


PPG is a livelihood seeding program that aims to propel the growth of MSMEs through provision of livelihood assistance in a form of business packages. According to Provincial Director Maria Belma Q. Escueta, the kits are intended for qualified DTI-registered micro-entrepreneurs beneficiaries across the province who were affected by calamities including the pandemic.


As of August 8, a total of 31 registered sari-sari store owners from Baras (21) and Gigmoto (10) received grocery items amounting to 7,485 each under the PPG program.


On August 11, through Negosyo Center Pandan, DTI conducted an Entrepreneurial development session and Livelihood kit distribution for a total of 35 registered sari-sari store owners in the municipality.


On the same day in Caramoran, a total of 22 registered sari-sari store owners received grocery items amounting to Php 7,485.


Last August 10, a total of 81 registered sari-sari store owners from Virac (42) and San Andres (39). These 81 beneficiaries received grocery items amounting to 7,485 each. (EAB-PIA5/Catanduanes)