Farmers, POs get rice trading livelihood kits from DTI

IMPASUGONG, Bukidnon, Nov.  27—Thirty-one people’s organizations with 320 members, mostly farmers, from Impasugong and Malaybalay City in Bukidnon recently received rice trading starter kits worth more than P300,000 from the Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa (PPG) Program of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

DTI-PPG is a livelihood seeding and entrepreneurship development program that aims to aid micro enterprises affected by fire incidents or other calamities and health disasters like pandemics to restart their businesses.

DTI Northern Mindanao Regional Director Linda Boniao, as quoted by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), encouraged the beneficiaries to challenge themselves in believing that they can succeed.

“Since running a business takes a lot of time and great ideas, you need to take action because those famous successful entrepreneurs also took time in finding ways through different obstacles. No one succeeds immediately. They were once a beginner too,” Boniao said.

Meanwhile, DTI Assistant Secretary Reveree Niño Contreras said that the turnover of PPG rice trading starter kits was one of the government’s ways to ensure that nobody will be left behind.

“All of you who are here today—all the way from the farthest Sitios of Impasugong and Malaybalay—will be assisted by the government by coaching you how to start small business to anyhow increase your families’ income,” Contreras said.

DTI Bukidnon Provincial Director Eriberto Taban-ud Jr who steered the DTI-PPG rice trading starter kits distribution, likewise, urged the beneficiaries to never give up and keep going in order to prosper thereby, increasing their families’ income. (DTI 10/PIA Bukidnon)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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