The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Quezon, through Negosyo Center (NC) Quezon, Quezon, in cooperation with the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Quezon, Quezon, and in coordination with Sangguniang Barangay of Cagbalogo, conducted the Livelihood Seeding Program – Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay (LSP-NSB) on 12 May 2022 at Barangay Hall of Cagbalogo, Quezon, Quezon.

Negosyo Center Quezon together with the potential LSP-NSB beneficiaries in Barangay Cagbalogo, Quezon, Quezon

The program started with an opening prayer followed by the opening remarks of Barangay Captain, Hon. Josielyn Capanzana. She acknowledged the presence of DTI and LGU representatives and thanked them, on behalf of the barangay, for the given opportunity to host the second LSP-NSB program, which aims to provide wider business development assistance and would also raise awareness among the participants, especially their existing and potential entrepreneurs.

The first speaker for the event was NC Business Counselor Omila, who discussed the different programs and services of DTI. She tackled Negosyo Center, Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay, Business Information and Advocacy, Kapatid Mentor Me (KMME), One Town, One Product (OTOP) Next Gen, and Shared Service Facilities (SSF). She also tackled business name registration and the difference between the territorial scopes presented on the slides, how to start a business was also discussed.

Topic discussion and presentation

Mr. Jeffrey M. Paclibon, Business Permit and Licensing Office Designate of LGU, followed right after. He discussed LGU’s Business Permit Process and the importance of having permits to add participants’ insights on business registration. Questions were addressed right after each discussion.

Attendees were LGU representatives, Barangay Local Government Unit (BLGU), and potential and existing entrepreneurs. Through information dissemination, seventy-five (75) other clients were also reached by giving them information materials as well as hygiene kits.

The actual participants also received the same supplies. Hygiene kits are composed of facemasks and alcohol that were distributed with the help of the secretariat and BLGU Cagbalogo. There are also three identified beneficiaries that will receive livelihood kits to help them improve their business.

NCBC Omila ended the program by expressing gratitude to the BLGU of Cagbalogo, participants, and secretariat because the event wouldn’t be possible without their warm welcome, support, and participation. ♦

Date of Release: 27 June 2022