DTI stimulates MSMEs in Davao de Oro’s conflict affected areas
DAVAO DE ORO, July 29 (PIA) – The Department of Trade and Industry – Davao de Oro is distributing livelihood packages to the micro, small and medium enterprises in 21 conflict affected barangays in Davao de Oro.
With a total of PhP 2-million appropriation, some 400 beneficiaries will each receive PhP 5,000 worth of products to aid in mitigating the effects of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) under the Pondo para sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso Enterprise Rehabilitation Fund (P3-ERF) program.
According to DTI Davao de Oro, the beneficiaries are mostly sari-sari stores with business permits from the municipal government, which are located in the geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas.
Atty. Lucky Seigfred Balleque, provincial director of DTI-Davao de Oro, emphasized that aside from COVID-19 rehabilitation, the program is also in line in solving insurgency in our communities.
“Sa kining programa, ihatod nato ang serbisyo sa goberno sa kabarangayan kay mao ni ang atoang mga areas nga usually dili kay nato maadtoon. Response pud ni sa DTI sa pagtabang sa negosyante para makabangon aning pandemiya na COVID-19. Usa pud katuyuan ani is to help end armed conflict sa mga conflict areas. (With this program, we bring government services to the barangays since these are the places we cannot reach. This is also the response of the DTI in helping businesses rise up from the pandemic, another aim is to help armed conflict in the conflict areas).”
According to the data from DTI-Davao de Oro, the identified barangays in District 1 are San Isidro and Diwalwal in Monkayo, Panansalan in Compsotela, Pagsabangan and Andap in New Bataan, Bahi in Maragusan, and New Dalaguete, New Visayas and Linoan in Montevista.
In District 2, the barangays include Tibagon, Bongabong, and Araibo in Pantukan, Manipongol and Panangan in Maco, Bawani in Mawab, Bayabas and Sto. Nino in Nabunturan, Golden Valley and Anitapan in Mabini, and Longanapan and Aguinaldo in Laak.
The distribution started last July 24 in Barangay Bawani, Mawab during the Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay program.
Rosie Ignas, a sari-sari store owner from Brgy. Bawani, expressed her gratitude to the government for bringing the program to their far-flung communities.
“Dako kaayo’g ikatabang kini sa among tanan isip yanong mga negosyante sa barangay og magamit ni aron masustenar among pang adlaw-adlaw nga panginahanglanon,(This is a big help to all of us, as a simple entrepreneur in the barangay and we can use it to sustain our daily needs),” she said. (PIA11, Michael Uy)