CENTRAL VISAYAS – Some 98 MSMEs in the region received negosyo kits under DTI’s Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Pag-Asenso (PPG) program in June 2024.

These distributions coincided with President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.’s visits to Negros Oriental on June 27 and Bohol on June 28, with a separate ceremony held in Cebu on June 28.

In Negros Oriental, five (5) beneficiaries received negosyo kits during a ceremonial turnover at the Lamberto L. Macias Sports and Cultural Centre, Dumaguete City. DTI Negros Oriental has allocated ₱400,000 to support qualified micro-entrepreneurs affected by calamities such as fire, droughts brought by El Niño, and the recent eruption of Mt. Kanlaon.

In Bohol, ten (10) sari-sari store beneficiaries received their negosyo kits during a ceremonial turnover at the CPG Sports Complex in Tagbilaran City.

Meanwhile, eight-three (83) beneficiaries in Cebu received their negosyo kits at the Gaisano Grand Mall Centro, Mandaue City.

The DTI-PPG is a livelihood seeding and entrepreneurship development program for microenterprises, prioritizing areas affected by fire incidents and other calamities, including armed conflicts and health disasters. The initiative aims to help communities, particularly microenterprises, resume their businesses after devastating incidents and calamities.

The livelihood kits, worth Php 8,000 each, is comprised of various items/goods that will be used to restore or improve their business.

The DTI Region 7, through its Negosyo Centers, also conducted enterprise development and simple bookkeeping seminars for the qualified beneficiaries. These seminars aim to equip micro-entrepreneurs with the necessary skills and knowledge to manage and grow their businesses effectively.

By providing these additional resources, DTI Region 7 ensures that beneficiaries not only receive financial assistance but also gain the expertise needed to sustain and expand their enterprises. This comprehensive approach underscores the commitment of DTI Region 7 to support the growth and resilience of micro-entrepreneurs in Central Visayas. (DTI 7/PR)