DTI staff and other concerned officers pose for a group photo wearing their masks and with social disancing

KORONADAL CITY, SOUTH COTABATO—The Department of Trade and Industry 12 distributed livelihood starter kits to sixty-six individuals who were affected by the 2019 earthquake in Makilala, North Cotabato.  

The livelihood assistance is part of DTI’s Livelihood Seeding Program – Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay (LSP-NSB), one of the newest program of the agency, aims to assist budding entrepreneurs most especially in making it more convenient for the people in the countryside to be updated and to easily avail of the programs and services of DTI and the rest of the partner agencies. 

The kits, which were distributed on August 19, 2020 in Makilala, are part of the P3M LSP NSB -Congress Inserted Budget (CIB) being implemented by DTI to assist the residents of Makilala who were badly devasted by the series of earthquakes during the last quarter of 2019. 

A total of 17 carenderia and 44 barbeque starter kits were given. 

“Quality assistance and sincere service is the mark of DTI. These barbeque and carenderia kits are part of the 300 kits for the earthquake affected individuals who are the primary beneficiaries of this program,” said DTI-12 Regional Director Jude Constantine S. Jaugan. 

RD Jaugan also added that DTI’s help is only five percent of the business endeavor and that the ninety-five percent relies on the hard work and dedication of the beneficiaries to make their new business grow. 

In total, DTI will distribute a total of 300 LSP-NSB livelihood starter kits among the five municipalities in the province- Makilala, Kidapawan, Tulunan, M’lang, and Magpet. 

Date of Release: 1 September 2020