Group photo: DTI Rizal in distributing livelihood kits for Antipolo City

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Rizal, through Negosyo Center Antipolo, conducted an awarding of Negosyo package for Livelihood Seeding Program–Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay (LSP-NSB) beneficiaries of Antipolo City on 14 December 2021 in Antipolo City Hall. The LSP-NSB is a program of DTI which allows a wider reach of business development assistance by bringing government services closer to the people through its partnerships with relevant local government units. The program is intended to provide priority support to micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) affected by natural and human-induced calamities and those severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

DTI Rizal Provincial Director Desiderio G. Jurado III and Antipolo City Mayor Andrea B. Ynares met the recipients of livelihood kits from various barangays in Antipolo City. Mayor Ynares warmly welcomed DTI Rizal Team and the beneficiaries to her office and congratulated them. She encouraged the sari-sari store owners to cultivate their small businesses and be committed in improving their business. She also expressed her appreciation to DTI Rizal for continuously providing assistance to Antipoleño MSMEs especially during the time of pandemic.

Group photo: DTI Rizal in distributing livelihood kits for Antipolo City

Director Jurado reiterated that DTI Rizal through the Negosyo Center will be there to assist them, especially in helping them to grow their businesses through its various programs and services on MSME development. He also mentioned that prior to the livelihood packages distribution, Negosyo Center Antipolo City conducted entrepreneurial trainings among the beneficiaries. These trainings discussed basic entrepreneurship, financial literacy and DTI programs and services.

These LSP-NSB beneficiaries received livelihood packages worth P8,000 each as additional capital to their existing sari sari store business. The said livelihood kit provides support in restoring and improving their small businesses from the COVID-19 pandemic. After the awarding, the beneficiaries extended their sincere gratitude to the DTI and the City Government of Antipolo for the assistance they have received.  The minimum health standard protocols were observed during the event for the safety of everyone.♦

Date of Release: 5 January 2022