In photo: Attendees of the launching of LSP-NSB in Brgy. Poblacion Dos, Calauag, Quezon

The Department of Trade and Industry Quezon, through Negosyo Center Calauag, in cooperation with LGU – Calauag and in partnership with the Barangay Local Government Unit headed by Barangay Captain Christian Marana launched the Livelihood Seeding Program – Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay (LSP-NSB) last 23 February 2022 in Brgy. Poblacion Dos, Calauag, Quezon. This program provides development assistance by bringing the government services closer to the people.

As one of the flagship programs of DTI, the LSP-NSB aims to provide more comprehensive business development assistance by bringing government services closer to the people through partnerships between relevant local government units and DTI officials and will help capacitate barangay personnel to provide essential business advisory or information dissemination services to MSMEs in the locality.

In photo: DTI Quezon - NC Calauag together with the 5 registered MSMEs.

During the program, the DTI Negosyo Center Calauag Business Counselor, Ma. Isabel C. Hirang deliberated about the objectives of the LSP-NSB program, DTI and Negosyo Center Programs, and Services, How to Start a Business, How to Choose a Business. NC-BC Hirang also discussed the nutshell of consumer rights and responsibilities to educate and empower the participants. Afterward, NC BC Hirang explained the Financing Facilitation: Bayanihan CARES of Small Business Corporation, a loan program for MSMEs, cooperatives, hospitals, tourism, and OFWs affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and other socio-economic reversals. She also asked some of the participants to share how their businesses thrived and adapted during the pandemic.

In photo: DTI Quezon - NC Calauag together with the 5 registered MSME s and 95 potential MSMEs.

Marana, the barangay chairman, also graced the event and gave his most profound appreciation to DTI and Negosyo Center for reaching out to their barangay. He also thanked the department for its commitment to supporting MSMEs.

To ensure that mandatory health protocols were observed, minimum mandatory health protocols were followed during the program. Through the kindness of the DTI Quezon Provincial Office, each of the participants received advocacy materials, snacks, and individual hygiene kits, inclusive of alcohol and a facemask to help combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The LSP-NSB in Brgy. Poblacion was attended by five registered MSMEs and 95 potential MSMEs. ♦

Date of Release: 4 March 2022