Unfazed by the seeming low commerce and trade atmosphere brought about by the pandemic, more people are determined to put business ventures in different towns of Bataan.
Nelin Ocson Cabahug, provincial director of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), in her recent news briefing, said that despite the presence of Covid-19 which remained an unseen threat to public health, business-minded individuals applied for registration of business names.
In its report, the DTI said almost 5,000 business name registrations were processed with the Negosyo Center throughout the province as of April 2021. Of the total number of applicants, Dinalupihan topped the list with 791, followed by Orani, 607, and Limay, 410.
Focusing on providing livelihood kits to poor but deserving “businessmen”, the DTI distributed 62 “sari-sari” store package and food processing implement amounting to P5,000 or a total of P310,000 in nine municipalities.
Some P2.08 million were realized by the agency from 11 trade fairs joined by small and medium industries in Bataan. Trade fairs are usually held by DTI to promote local products.