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  • Writer's pictureAnnabelle Mamattong

DTI-Kalinga distributes P.5M livelihood kits to 68 MSMEs in Tabuk City

Updated: Oct 24, 2022

Tabuk City, Kalinga – In helping local entrepreneurs grow their small businesses and contribute to the city's economic growth, the Department of Trade and Industry- Kalinga distributed P544,000 of livelihood kits to 68 micro-entrepreneurs of Tabuk City Friday, October 21 at Bakras, Bulanao.

The awarding was made possible through the Livelihood Seeding Program – Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay (LSP-NSB) of DTI which aims to provide packages to deserving beneficiaries.

Said program likewise raises the awareness of MSMEs in the city to seek assistance from the agency to improve their businesses, promote their products, and have a wider business reach.

The micro-entrepreneurs who recently benefitted from the said government program are from the 25 barangays of Tabuk, City – 8 individuals each from Bulanao Centro and Nambucayan, 6 each in New Tanglag and Masablang, 4 each in Agbannawag and Bulo and 3 each from Appas, Calanan, Dagupan West, Malin-awa, and San Juan.

2 beneficiaries each came from Bulanao Norte, Cabaritan, Calaccad, Dagupan Centro, Magnao, Nambaran, and 1 entrepreneur each from Casigayan, Dupag, Laya East, Laya West and Magsaysay.

Livelihood materials awarded to the recipients depend on their business situation and needs amounting to P8, 000., according to DTI-Kalinga.

Before getting the kits, the entrepreneurs signed their Pledge of Commitment that they will provide updates on the performance of their business in the future.

Provincial Director of DTI-Kalinga Renie Ramos, in his inspirational talk, advised the micro-entrepreneurs to manage the awarded kits properly and to further upgrade their businesses.

As a micro-entrepreneur advocate, Elvie Omnas, owner of Rovie’s Pasalubong Shop, encouraged her fellow entrepreneurs to be persistent in managing a small business as well as to participate in government programs that would help their businesses to flourish.

The event was graced by Congressman Allen Jesse Mangaoang represented by Regino Wacas, and a representative of Councilor Castor Cayaba.


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