in photo: DTI Cavite and Noveleta LGU with the LSP NSB beneficiaries

On 31 August 2021, DTI Cavite, through its Livelihood Seeding Program – Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay, and the Local Government of Noveleta, through its Tulong Puhunan, distributed livelihood kits to 40 micro-enterprises in the four barangays of Noveleta, Cavite namely Brgy. Poblacion, Magdiwang, Sta. Rosa, and Salcedo II.

The kits consisted of merchandise, tools, and equipment for sari-sari stores, tapsihan, coffee and milk tea shops, refreshment and kakanin stores, carinderia, bakery, water station, computer shop, car aircon supply, vulcanizing shops, salons, and general merchandise stores.

For the LSP-NSB in Noveleta, five micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from each selected barangay have been selected as beneficiaries of the program. 20 MSMEs were initially identified to be given livelihood kits to help them improve their business in this time of pandemic. However, seeing the importance and the great impact of the LSP-NSB, Hon. Mayor Dino Chua doubled the number of beneficiaries in every barangay, adding 20 more livelihood kits to be given under their Tulong Puhunan program.

“This is the first time in CALABARZON that a local government unit made an initiative to fully support our LSP-NSB program through adding more livelihood kits for more beneficiaries. This action introduces a best practice for LGU Noveleta, and we hope that others would follow suit and expand their assistance to our program,” said DTI CALABARZON Regional Director (RD) Marilou Q. Toledo.

“With this, I hope our beneficiaries will become good role models by being passionate and innovative entrepreneurs who can sustain their businesses amid the challenges of the pandemic,” added RD Toledo.

Mayor Chua, on the other hand, announced that there will be more distributions to take place in other barangays to cover more MSMEs. Along with District 1 Board Member Davey Chua, he guaranteed the continuous support of Noveleta LGU for future projects of the DTI.

Intending to help the country’s base of the pyramid during the pandemic, DTI developed the LSP-NSB to support a grassroots approach to enterprise development, increasing the awareness of Barangay Officials about the services offered by the Department through its Negosyo Centers and delivering business development assistance and services in barangays.

To make sure that the said goal will be realized, DTI Cavite OIC Provincial Director Revelyn A. Cortez pushed for more capacitated MSMEs by encouraging the beneficiaries to actively participate in the training sessions conducted by the DTI, especially the activities organized by Negosyo Centers.

As of 31 August 2021, 151 livelihood kits have already been awarded to the beneficiaries of LSP-NSB in Cavite.

With continuous support from LGUs like Noveleta, DTI Cavite looks forward to more fruitful partnerships with other government agencies in the future.♦

Date of Release: 3 September 2021