Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Procter & Gamble (P&G) Philippines partner to help sari-sari store owners.The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Procter & Gamble (P&G) Philippines recently launched the ‘Angat Kita’ program, a micro-entrepreneur development program that aims to assist sari-sari storeowners by equipping them with necessary entrepreneurial knowledge and skills that will help them generate more income. The ‘Angat Kita’ program is in line with the Department’s thrust to assist micro entrepreneurs around the country. In her speech, DTI-Regional Operations Group (DTI-ROG) Undersecretary Zenaida Maglaya noted the increase of Filipinos engaged in sari-sari store business to provide their families steady income. Maglaya added that DTI and Procter & Gamble will provide additional assistance to help sari-sari store owners grow their business into grocery stores. “That is actually what DTI wants to happen to our micro entrepreneurs—our sari-sari store owners. We do not want you to stay that way. If you increase your income, your sari-sari store or grocery will eventually become supermarkets. That’s really what the DTI wants to happen,” Maglaya said. In photo are (L-R) City Mandaluyong City Business Permits and Licensing Department Chief Catherine De Leon Arce, Procter & Gamble Philippines (P&G) General Manager Shankar Viswanathan and DTI-ROG Undersecretary Zenaida Maglaya.