DTI distributes business kits in Ramos

TARLAC CITY — Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) distributed business kits to five sari-sari store owners from barangay San Raymundo in Ramos, Tarlac.

Under the Livelihood Seeding Program-Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay (LSP-NSB), DTI partners with local government units (LGUs) to encourage and help potential micro, small and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs) start their own businesses. 

“The LSP-NSB is a program of DTI that allows a wider reach of business development assistance by bringing government services closer to the people through partnerships with LGUs. It aims to increase the awareness of barangay officials about services offered by DTI through the Negosyo Centers,” DTI OIC-Provincial Director Zaida Garibay explained. 

She added that they coordinated with the barangay council throughout the process of selecting, evaluating and awarding assistance to the beneficiaries. 

“This program aims to develop more entrepreneurs, if we have more businesses in the province, we can offer more products and services to the consumers as well as offer more jobs to the community,” the official told the recipients. 

For his part, Punong Barangay Meliton Millado expressed his appreciation to DTI for reaching out to their village.

“I thank DTI for the commitment and the support they give to our MSMEs. This program is a big help to my constituents,” he said.

Beneficiaries will be regularly monitored and assisted by the municipal Negosyo Center.