DTI to tap 20 barangays in Bulacan for Gabay sa Barangay Program

CITY OF MALOLOS, – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) provincial office in Bulacan conducts a pilot launch of its Gabay sa Barangay: Enterprise Development Program in Brgy. Dulong Malabon, Lumbac, and Tibag in Pulilan and Balayong, Caniogan, and San Vicente in Malolos City.
Gabay sa Barangay’s main objective is to capacitate the barangay officials, especially the Barangay Development Councils to help assist local businesses in their area for sustainable business development.
DTI Region 3 officer-in-charge assistant regional director and concurrent Bulacan provincial director Edna Dizon said for this year 2024, they are targeting 20 barangays covering all congressional districts.
Aside from the first six barangays already launched, scheduled for launching is Brgy. Laoc and Taboc in Angat town, Calantipay, Catulinan and Matangtubig in City of Baliwag.
Other barangays for follow-up and scheduled for site visitation are Caypian, and Tambubong in San Rafael; Buliran and Sibul in San Miguel; San Francisco, Bulakan; Pag-asa and Tawiran in Obando and two barangays in City of San Jose del Monte to be identified.
The program will develop the potentials of the barangay by capacitating its officials and volunteers on investment and entrepreneurship; providing them with a series of business-related training and workshops and other services based on the support needed.
It also intends for barangay officials to become future coaches and mentors allowing them to guide the development of their local businesses operating in their areas and eventually required to develop their barangay business development plans.
Dizon added that the program has three salient features in the implementation of the program: assessment and strategic planning to determine the strength and key areas of the enrolled barangay; provision of training and workshops to barangay officials, volunteers, and micro-entrepreneurs; and consultancy services from the partner agencies and offices.
In 2022, DTI piloted Gabay sa Barangay in Brgy. Catanghalan, Obando, and Longos, City of Malolos provide training to local business owners and potential entrepreneurs from skills training to entrepreneurial mind-setting.
The program is in partnership with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), and the Bulacan Provincial Government. (VFC-PIA 3)
CAPTION: DTI Region 3 officer-in-charge assistant regional director and concurrent Bulacan provincial director Edna Dizon explained the objectives of Gabay sa Barangay: Enterprise Development Program to barangay officials and volunteers of Brgy. Balayong, Caniogan and San Vicente in Malolos City on how to assist the local business sector in sustainable business development in their community.