in photo: DTI Laguna together with the DTI Regional Director Marilou Q. Toledo and the LSP-NSB Beneficiaries

Majayjay, Laguna – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) – Laguna Provincial Office, in cooperation with the local government unit (LGU) of Majayjay and the Office of Cong. Benjamin C. Agarao, Jr., forefronts the Livelihood Seeding Program – Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay (LSP-NSB) in the municipality of Majayjay, Laguna.

In connection, 60 beneficiaries from 10 barangays in the said municipality were able to receive livelihood kits related to their existing businesses. Further, the Office of Cong. Benjamin C. Agarao, Jr. provided a P1,000 worth of additional capital for the beneficiaries to prevail over the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The LSP-NSB is a program of DTI that allows a wider reach of business development assistance by bringing government services closer to the people through partnerships between relevant local government units and DTI officials. Through the Barangay Development Councils (BDCs), the DTI shall help capacitate barangay personnel to provide basic business advisory or information dissemination services to MSMEs in the locality.

The beneficiaries of the said program may include sole proprietors, cooperatives, or sectoral associations that are located in identified barangays, including those in Local Communist Armed Conflict (LCAC) affected areas and vulnerable communities such as the indigenous peoples (IPs), refugees or stateless persons also known as persons of concern (POCs). Priority assistance shall be given to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) affected by natural and human-induced calamities including health disasters arising from epidemics and pandemics. ♦

Date of Release: 28 September 2021