DTI CSur award 100 units of sewing livelihood kit

“We have been conducting not just relief operations but also rebuilding processes such as livelihood programs on how we could recuperate from the pandemic and series of typhoons that hit the province,” said Governor Migz Villafuerte.


With this, the Provincial Government of Camarines Sur in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), awarded 100 units of sewing livelihood kit to the beneficiaries from Libmanan, Milaor, Minalabac, Pamplona, Sagñay, and Sipocot on November 30, 2020 at Capitol Convention Center.


This initiative is an effort of DTI to assist any enterprise, group, or organization to immediately build back better after the devastating disasters. Under its Livelihood Seeding Program – Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa (LSP-PPG), each beneficiary received sewing livelihood kit which include 1 unit manual sewing machine with accessories such as bobbin, oil, needle, tools, pins, pincushion, seam ripper, threads and 1 unit heavy duty tailor scissors, 8 ½ stainless steel.


“The DTI opted to buy high quality and branded sewing machines because we want you to use them on a long run. These machines could help you put up your own small businesses,” said DTI Provincial Director Edna Tejada.


PD Tejada stressed, “Dae po nindo pagsayangon an mga makinang ini asin dae po pagpabakal nin huli ta iyan an maserbing capital kan saindong pang hanapbuhay”. She also urged all beneficiaries to approach the Negosyo Centers in Camarines Sur to help and assist them on their small business.

SEWING MACHINES Gov. Migz Villafuerte and the Provincial Government of Camarines Sur in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), awarded 100 units of sewing livelihood kit to the beneficiaries from Libmanan, Milaor, Minalabac, Pamplona, Sagñay, and Sipocot last November 30, 2020 at Capitol Convention Center. pgomultimedia/rbmjr



Virginia Balingasa, 63 year-old beneficiary from Salvacion, Pamplona shared, “Dakulaon po talaga an pasasalamat kan grupo mi (Pamplona Dressmaking) ta nagkaigwa po kami nin sadiring gamit sa pagtatahi. Dakulaon pong importansya ini samuya ta kami po may mapagkukuanang kwarta na asin makakadugpong ini sa samuyang pang-aro aldaw ngunyan na grabe an pagtios lalo na ta surunod-sunod po baga an kalamidad. Kaya, salamat pong maray!”


“Dakulaon po ining maray na tabang lalo na po sa mga magurang asin sa mga agom mi na nawaran nin trabaho. Sa paagi mi pong mga nanay asin digdi sa livelihood assistance, matatabangan mi po an samuyang agom sa paghanap-buhay” shared 45 year-old Lina Castillano, another beneficiary from San Miguel, Milaor.


Lina, who is a dressmaker since high school expressed how much delightful she is for this livelihood program and for the benefits of having her own sewing machine.


She added, “Naoogma po ako ta bako sana ako an matatabangan kaini, kundi pati na an sakong mga aki ta makakanuod pa sinda asin makakatabang pa samuya. Kaya, salamat pong maray sa DTI asin po sa pamilya Villafuerte”!


Apart from this, Congressman Lray Villafuerte committed to give 5,000 pesos to serve as their capital to start-up their own businesses. Also, a free training on Dressmaking at Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) was offered to beneficiaries.


By 2021, the provincial government plans to create another livelihood program through sewing face masks in which the beneficiaries can avail. All materials needed will be provided to them and they will be paid for their labor and hard work.