Two hundred fifteen Barangay Health Workers (BHW), seven fire victims, and twenty existing and potential Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Bulacan have received livelihood packages worth P10,000 from the Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa (PPG) program of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Bulacan Provincial Office.
Edna Dizon, director of DTI-Bulacan said the awarding of livelihood packages, the beneficiaries have undergone assessment, orientation, and capability building seminars to further enhance their knowledge on starting or growing a business.
She added that among the type of livelihood packages that were given to the beneficiaries were the Sari-sari store, Rice, Frozen Products, Loading Station, Food Processing, Fresh Chicken, Dishwashing Liquid, and Doormat and Rug package.
DTI- PPG is a livelihood seeding and entrepreneurship development program which aims to assist individuals and families affected by fire incidents and other calamities, including health disasters like the COVID-19 pandemic, and those who will avail of the Balik Probinsiya Program to recover and/or start their businesses.
According to Dizon, the PPG program is expected to provide more assistance nationwide to families or individuals affected by fire incidents and other forms of calamities.