in photo: LSP-NSB Livelihood Kit Beneficiaries with DTI Laguna Provincial Director Clarke S. Nebrao

Santa Maria, Laguna Pursuant to the Republic Act Number 11469, also known as the Bayanihan Heal as One Act, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is tasked to conduct Livelihood Seeding Program – Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay (LSP-NSB) in areas affected by COVID-19, especially the 4th to 6th class municipalities. This program serves as the government’s assistance to the main catalyst of the economy, the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

Hence, the Department of Trade and Industry – Laguna Provincial Office (DTI-Laguna), through the Negosyo Center Santa Maria, in cooperation with LGU Santa Maria, Laguna, conducted the Awarding of Livelihood Kits, LSP-NSB on 28 September 2021, Tuesday, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm, at the Municipal Covered Court, Brgy. II, Santa Maria, Laguna.

in photo: LSP-NSB Livelihood Kit Beneficiaries

The activity was hosted by Marcelina B. Alcantara and Christian Ted O. Tungohan.  To start the program, a prayer was led by NCBC Joemarie Valizado at exactly 1:30 pm.  Then, DTI Laguna Provincial Director Clarke Nebrao delivered his inspirational message to the the participants from Brgy. Calangay, Brgy. Tungkod, Brgy. Laurel, Brgy. Santiago, and Brgy. Pao-o, as well as to the DTI and LGU personnel.  PD Clarke also congratulated the beneficiaries, and encouraged them to cultivate the livelihood kits.  He emphasized that the DTI and Negosyo Center will be there to assist them, especially in growing their businesses through its programs and services.

It was followed by another inspirational message from Hon. Atty. Ma. Rocelle V. Carolino.  She stated that the LSP-NSB has been a big help for her constituents in coping up with the pandemic.  She also said that the Local Government Unit of Santa Maria will always support the DTI Programs for the MSMEs in the municipality.  Then, a group photo was taken.

Afterwards, the LSP-NSB Beneficiaries signed and stated their Pledge of Commitment.  Furthermore, the livelihood kits were awarded to the beneficiaries.  Lastly, Marcelina B. Alcantara, gave her closing remarks.

Overall, the activity was rated with very satisfactory by the participants consisting of 30 beneficiaries and expressed their gratitude upon receiving their livelihood kits. ♦

Date of Release: 8 October 2021