BALANGA CITY, Bataan- The Department of Trade and Industry has granted P1.5 million to the business sector and another P650,000 to the members of the Minority in Limay town for them to earn an extra income.
This was learned from DTI provincial director Nelin Cabahug who said that Gov. Abet S. Garcia had also committed to fund for the office of Bataan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (BACCII) to further boost the business sector in the province.
BACCII President Amanda Battad lauded the governor and DTI’s Cabahug for their concern to the business sector, saying this will further make their network more productive in business development.
Under the Shared Service Facility program of DTI, Cabahug said BACCII can avail of vacuum sealer, canning machine at printer.
Battad also said the governor funded their office’s construction.
“Tuluy-tuloy nang makapaghahanapbuhay ang isang Aeta community sa bayan ng Limay matapos pormal na ipagkaloob ng DTI-Bataan ang mga food processing equipment na nagkakahalagang P650,000,” said Jose Mari Garcia, chief of the government’s run Philippine Information Agency who personally witnessed the turn over of equipment.
In Limay, leading the turn over of the food processing equipment were Mayor Lilvir Roque and Director Nelin Cabahug who personally turned over it to “Samahan ng mga Kababaihang Ayta sa Kinaragan” held at Brgy. Duale.
Cabahug said the project was in line with “Shared Service Facility program” of the DTI.
The Aeta organization received automatic fine powder packing machine, band sealer, mechanical slicer, chest type freezer, stainless steel deep fat fryer and other equipment to be used in processing banana and kamote chips and salabat powder.
Mayor Roque said in his message: “Kapag may kabuhayan, mas masigla ang komunidad,” adding this is a big help to the Aeta community in this town in making banana and camote chips and salabat (ginger) powder.
Director Cabahug said the “Shared Service facility program” of the DTI is actually helping to people’s organization to boost their own local businesses.
Also joined in the livelihood program was Battad, head of Bataan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the staff of DTI-Bataan.
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