A total of 128 beneficiaries from Virac, San Andres, San Miguel and Bato received their livelihood kits worth 8,000-13,000 each under the PPG or Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa which was launched in Catanduanes last 2021.

The PPG is a livelihood seeding and entrepreneurship development program for microenterprises with priority in areas affected by fire incidents and other calamities including armed conflicts and health disasters like epidemic and pandemic, and availees of the Balik Probinsya Program.

This year, 720 chosen business owners across the province are targeted to be benefitted by this program to augment their needs and help them sustain their operations. The first batch is composed of Food Processors/Vendors, Salon owners, Handicraft Manufacturers and tailors/seamstress.

Full force during the turn-over yesterday, June 18 at Virac Plaza Rizal was the DTI Catanduanes Team headed by Provincial Director Maria Belma Escueta together with:

Business Development Division (BDD) Head Daisy F. Tabirara,

PPG Provincial Coordinator Geraldine Bagadiong,

Business Counselors Dennise Jean Taperla (Virac), Jay Mark Tresvalles (Bato), John Robert Velchez (San Andres), TIDS Rene Valeza with the valuable assistance of Lalaine Beguiras, Michael Subion, Axel Jorgean, Leo Tablizo, Mark Ignacio, Michael Del Rosario, Apol Isip, Anthony Manlangit, TIDS Nyl Vi Boñgalos and STIDS Ma. Irene Andes.

Special thanks to LGU Virac headed by the ever-supportive Hon. Mayor Sinforoso Sarmiento for the venue & hauling of kits.

Our sincerest gratitude also to all the beneficiaries. May the Livelihood Kits be of use to you and may you continue living up your dreams as striving local entrepreneurs.

Source: DTI Catanduanes

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