TARLAC CITY — About 21 beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in San Jose, Tarlac participated in a training on starting a business and confectionery making.
Attendees were residents of barangays Moriones and Villa Aglipay.
DTI OIC-Provincial Director Zaida Garibay said the activity, in partnership with the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office, aims to empower 4Ps beneficiaries in starting their own businesses that can eventually lead to more jobs and a booming local economy.
“We are grateful for the strong partnership that we have with the local government units. It links us easily to those who need our services just like this training. In turn, we encourage the recipients to apply what they have learned and in time, pay it forward to their community through job generation and taxes,” Garibay said.
During the skills training, Business Counselor Jean Aquino discussed the importance of going into business; the basics, rewards and risks of entrepreneurship; business opportunities; the process of business registration; and the services of Negosyo Centers.
Meanwhile, Danilo Gacusan demonstrated how to make classic, buko pandan and jackfruit-flavored polvoron; classic and squash pastillas; chewy macapuno candy; peanut brittle; and squash yema.
DTI provides business and skills training to various sectors in the entire province to inspire, encourage, assist and develop more local entrepreneurs.