MARIVELES, Bataan — About 30 indigenous peoples in Bayan-bayanan in Dinalupihan and Upper Biaan in Mariveles received livelihood kits from Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Bataan.
They each got P15,000 worth of start-up items under the agency’s Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa (PPG) Program.
DTI Provincial Director Nelin Cabahug disclosed that the livelihood kits awarded consist of baking tools and equipment that will help them recover from the losses they have acquired because of the pandemic.
“PPG is a livelihood and entrepreneurship program of DTI that aims to assist individuals and families affected by calamities,” she furthered.
DTI will conduct regular monitoring to ensure sustainability of the assistance given.
Meanwhile, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority-Bataan Administrative Officer Catherine Cornejo said PPG will help them apply the baking skills they have acquired through a training with the agency.
“Use your skills and these tools responsibly to generate income from your businesses and help uplift the lives of one another,” Cornejo told the recipients who completed the Bread and Pastries Processing Training.
The skills enhancement was an initiative of the Poverty Reduction, Livelihood, and Employment Cluster of the Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict.
SOURCE: Camille Anne S. Bartolome (pia3)