A total of 27 micro entrepreneurs in San Clemente town benefited from the Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa (PPG) program of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
These consist of street food vendors and carinderia owners.
DTI Tarlac Senior Trade Industry Development Specialist Divine Ramos said that PPG is a support program for micro enterprises affected by natural calamities or health disasters.
“We [DTI] coordinated with LGU San Clemente for the long list of registered street food vendors and carinderia owners affected by the pandemic. They were then assessed, validated and profiled,” she said.
Ramos also underscored the importance of handing-out livelihood assistance to local entrepreneurs and acknowledged their contribution in the growth of local and national economy.
She stressed that the beneficiaries will be regularly monitored in their business development through the Negosyo Center San Clemente.
For her part, San Clemente Mayor Elma Macadamia thanked DTI for helping and empowering local micro enterprises in their town.
PPG intends to provide livelihood opportunities for identified beneficiaries in areas considered as priorities of the national government such as the whole-of-nation approach to end local communist armed conflict and Balik Probinsya Program for the purpose of establishing a micro enterprise.