Bataan youth and IPs seen to benefit from DTI’s livelihood programs

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THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Bataan recently provided business kits from its Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa (PPG) program to 15 young entrepreneurs (YEP).

The awarding and distribution of small tools for food processing was led by DTI Bataan Provincial Director Nelin Cabahug, Division Chief Ma. Concepcion Sanico, with the Business Development Division (BDD) team and colleagues Dr. Hermigenes Paguia, Vice President of Extension Services and Dr. Bernadette Gabor, Director of Extension and Training Services of Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU). 

The event was held at the conference room of the administration building of the BPSU Main Campus in Balanga City, Bataan.

Meanwhile, the DTI group also provided  livelihood packages to 15 indigenous Aetas of Barangay Bayan-bayanan in the Municipality of Dinalupihan. 

Dinalupihan Mayor and incoming Representative of Bataan 3rd District, Maria Angela “Gila” Garcia, Kapitan Jose Salonga and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Administrative Officer Catherine Cornejo were present during the awarding and delivered inspiring messages. 

The Aetas learned their skills in Bread and Pastries Production NC 2 through TESDA, and are also the beneficiaries of the government’s Poverty Reduction Livelihood and Employment Cluster (PRLEC) program. 

Cabahug said its purpose is to provide income to raise the standard of living of each family. All PPG beneficiaries attended the seminar on How to Start a Small Business at the DTI Business Centers. 

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