Livelihood Seeding Program - Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay in Cavinti, Laguna

As part of the continuous efforts of the government in providing business development assistance and encouraging the growth of MSMEs, DTI is conducting Livelihood Seeding Program – Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay (LSP-NSB) in different cities/municipalities in the province of Laguna.

The LSP-NSB is a program of DTI through the Negosyo Centers (NC) that allows a wider reach of business development assistance by bringing programs, activities, and services closer to the people through its partnerships with relevant local government units. Also, one of the objectives of the program is the provision of “business kits” to identified beneficiaries from target barangays that will help them restore and improve their businesses.

The Department of Trade and Industry – Laguna Provincial Office through the Negosyo Center Cavinti conducted the Awarding of LSP-NSB Business Kits on 24 March 2022, Thursday, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, at the Municipal Covered Plaza in Cavinti, Laguna. This activity was attended and participated by DTI staff, guests and the 30 beneficiaries from 6 identified barangays in Cavinti, Laguna, namely: Bukal, Cansuso, Lumot-Mahipon, Paowin, Silangan Talaongan, and Sumucab.

Negosyo Center Business Counselor, Joel Nico Toriano, started the program with the preliminaries of opening prayer and acknowledgment of guests and participants. He also provided the orientation of DTI services being offered to new and existing MSMEs and how the NC can assist them in their business concerns. Elmer Sagales, Business Counselor (BC) of Luisiana, continued the discussion about the purpose of the event and the LSP-NSB.

in photo: inspirational message delivered by Christian Ted Tungohan

It was followed by an inspirational message delivered by Christian Ted Tungohan, Senior Trade-Industry Development Specialist of the Department of Trade and Industry IV-A, as he challenges our MSMEs to continue working hard for their dream and to become more resilient whenever they face any kind of obstacle on their business. He also mentioned that DTI Laguna will closely help them by providing series of seminars that can empower them as an entrepreneur.

To proceed, the beneficiaries took and signed their Pledge of Commitment to the program. It was immediately followed by the awarding proper. A total of 30 business kits were awarded to beneficiaries in the form of gift certificates and actual goods.

The event ended with Joel Nico Toriano, NCBCgiving his closing remarks to the beneficiaries and encouraging the MSMEs to continue learning by attending a series of training and seminars, hoping that every MSME is very much willing to maximize the opportunity that DTI-Laguna gave them.

The Awarding of the LSP-NSB business kits to all identified beneficiaries was successfully conducted. It will surely help affected MSMEs in Cavinti, Laguna restore and improve their business and contribute to the economic success of their municipality and Laguna as a whole. ♦

Date of Release: 29 March 2022