Attendees attentively listening to the speaker

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Rizal Provincial Office is now preparing for the purchase of livelihood kits to identified beneficiaries of the Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa (PBG). These beneficiaries include fire incidents from Cainta, San Mateo and Antipolo City; families of fallen heroes from police and military; as well as families affected by the pandemic. These various livelihood kits range from additional inventory for sari sari store and rice trading store; food processing; carinderia; footwear manufacturing and garments. 

To further assist these beneficiaries, DTI Rizal through the Negosyo Center Antipolo initiated a day of PBG Orientation and Simplified Business Planning to Antipolo Fire survivors, who are also informal entrepreneurs last August 24, 2020 at the Training Room, DTI Rizal Provincial Office, Antipolo City. This activity observed physical distancing and health protocols to ensure the safety and the attendees participated wearing masks and faceshields.  

Attendees wearing face masks and face shields with social distancing

The topics discussed were How to Start Your Own Business, DTI 7M’s, DTI Programs and Services, and Barangay Micro Business Enterprises (BMBE). These topics were relevant and helpful especially now that the economy was suffering from Pandemic, beneficiaries should come up with other ways to earn money to provide for their daily needs and expenses. Business Counselor Jenephel Carman explained her presentation on details, and she shared examples to able the beneficiaries to understand the discussion. As she ended her discussion, she encouraged everyone to have their business name registration and get a BMBE certificate as well.  The content of PGB Annex 3: Pledge of Commitment was also discussed. The participants also proceeded on Commitment Signing and accomplished the simple business plan. 

To end with, DTI Rizal Provincial Director Mercedes Parreño delivered her inspirational closing remarks via Zoom Application. She expressed her gratitude to everyone for finding the time to attend the seminar. PD Parreño mentioned the objective of PBG programs which is to give the beneficiaries a start-up kit and help them to develop and grow their business, she said that with the right handling of business, the beneficiaries will be able to elevate their start-up kit. ♦

If you’d like more information about this topic or to schedule an interview with DTI Rizal Provincial Office, please call  Business Development Division at 630-6891 and 8470-8824 

Date of Release: 2 September 2020