Group Photo: DTI Laguna launching the PPG program cum entrepreneurial training

The Department of Trade and Industry – Laguna Provincial Office through Negosyo Center Siniloan launches the Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa Program (PPG) on the 22nd of April, at 9:00 AM Friday morning, at Covered Court of Barangay Wawa, Siniloan, Laguna. PPG is a livelihood seeding and entrepreneurship development program for micro-enterprises, with priority in areas affected by fire incidents and other calamities.

The program started with an opening prayer and acknowledgment of participants from DTI Laguna PPG Coordinator, Ms. Mara Bayunggan. Senior Trade and Industry Development Specialist Arnel M. Magpily delivered his welcome message to the participants and expounded an explanation of the Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhwa Program. It was immediately followed by an informative entrepreneurial mind-setting seminar delivered by the Negosyo Center Business Counselor, Josephine A. Ballesteros. Afterward, she then proceeded to discuss the process of Business Name Registration and its relation to the livelihood program. Each participant was provided by a Business Name Registration Form and was guided by the Business Counselor (BC) in accomplishing the form. When everyone has settled, each beneficiary patiently waits their turn and lined up for their business name registration.

In Photo: Negosyo Center Business Counselor, Josephine A. Ballesteros delivering an informative entrepreneurial mind-setting seminar

The DTI Laguna team opted to maximize the time by providing a discussion of the other services and programs of DTI Laguna during business name registration. Julieflor Canayon of the Consumer Protection Division delivered an insightful dialogue regarding the role of DTI to consumers and elaborated their rights. The beneficiaries were kind and patient enough and allowed the team to do as we please. DTI Laguna also provided snacks and lunches to the beneficiaries and encourage them to eat whilst listening. For the final part of the session, each beneficiary was tasked to fill out and answer the Simplified Action Plan Form. Joemarie Valizado, one of our hard-working BC discussed the steps painstakingly with the beneficiaries. This activity aims to assess each participant of their knowledge of sales and capital, if not their current, their understanding of the financial business status and or simple computation of profit and loss. The session ended at 3:00 PM with the Department managed to register and provide DTI Certificates to 53 beneficiaries from Barangays Halayhayin and Wawa.♦

Date of Release: 13 May 2022