Participants of Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay from Pakil, Laguna

Pakil, Laguna — The Department of Trade and Industry – Laguna Provincial Office (DTI – Laguna) conducted a Capability Building Seminar for Barangay Officials and Barangay Development Council (BDC) Personnel for Brgy. Rizal at Turumba Spring Resort, Pakil, Laguna, on September 11, 2020.

This activity is part of the Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay – Livelihood Seeding Program (NSB – LSP), which is part of the Republic Act Number 11469 also known as the Bayanihan Heal as One Act. This program aims to maximize the potential of barangays, thru the BDC, to become economically independent and make them more effective partners in the attainment of national goals of a more inclusive and prosperous Philippines with employment and income opportunities for all.

A total of eleven (11) barangay officials, BDC members and Local Government Unit (LGU) personnel attended the program. Furthermore, an NSB Desk signage and ninety (90) NSB information kits (information materials and brochures on MSME Development and Consumer Protection) were issued to the said barangay so as to start the operation of the NSB Desk.

Topics discussed were on the DTI Programs and Services, How to Setup Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay Desk, and How to Start a Business. Coincided with this NSB – LSP, a Consumer Education and Advocacy Initiative was also facilitated where DTI – Laguna discussed the Basic Consumer Rights and Responsibilities and the Salient Features of the Consumer Act of the Philippines. This activity aims to increase the consumer awareness level and to help provide better protection to consumers. ♦

Date of Release: 24 September 2020