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DTI extendes “malasakit” to disaster victims, distributes livelihood kits to 63 MSMEs in MIMAROPA


The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) – MIMAROPA continues to foster livelihood growth for victims of fire and other calamities, through the provision of livelihood kits under the Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa (PBG) program.


As of July, 2020, a total of Php 372,250.70 worth of kits were turned over to 63 beneficiaries from the provinces of Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Palawan, and Romblon. The mode of assistance came in as training, actual goods, and gift passes. On the other hand, 28 of the type of kits provided were in the form of Sari Sari Store package, while 35 were hog dispersal kits and fishing tools and materials.


Under the Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa (PBG) program, DTI aims to provide assistance package for victims of fire, typhoons, and other calamities nationwide. The program launched in January of 2020, when President Rodrigo R. Duterte visited the evacuees in Sto. Tomas, Batangas, after the Taal Volcano eruption.


Prior to the distribution of kits, the DTI Provincial Offices conducted a pre-assessment interview and profiling to the affected communities. The identified beneficiaries underwent program orientation and brief entrepreneurial briefing conducted by DTI. To ensure the safety of the participants and organizers of the activities amid the pandemic, DTI and the participating LGUs made sure to enforce strict health protocols.


PBG Beneficiaries expressed their gratitude toward DTI, as the program is an appropriate and immediate response in answering the needs of the calamity victims.


Livelihood Recovery – Sari Sari Store Kit for Fire Affected Beneficiaries of Bgy. Bagong Silang, Puerto Palawa City



Provision of livelihood kits to beneficiaries in Marinduque, with DTI Marinduque Provincial Director Roniel M. Macatol.



Provision of livelihood kits to beneficiaries in Calapan City, with DTI Oriental Mindoro Provincial Director Arnel E. Hutalla.



Provision of livelihood kits to beneficiaries in Romblon, with DTI representatives.

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