ILIGAN CITY (PIA) — Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Lanao del Norte is preparing its intervention as one of the participating government agencies in the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) Program of the government.
The BP2 model is expected to be implemented in the municipality of Kauswagan in Lanao del Norte as the pilot among the provinces in the country, complete with housing and livelihood projects. It will be established in a 6.2 hectare in Tacub, Kauswagan with 100 duplex houses that can accommodate 200 families.
DTI through its Negosyo sa Barangay will assist grantees of the program in setting up and sustaining their own businesses in their respective hometowns. The planned intervention will be coursed through the Kauswagan Negosyo Center and will involve profiling the beneficiaries to determine what livelihood starter kits, such as sari-sari store, karinderia, or food processing, will be provided under the Livelihood Seeding Program.
The DTI provincial office will also be offering entrepreneurship in small business planning learning sessions and coaching and mentoring on business management topics including marketing, pricing and costing, operations management, and financial management.
The Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa Program is geared towards addressing Metro Manila’scongested urban areas by encouraging people, especially informal settlers, to return to their home provinces and assist them in this transition with support and incentives on transportation, family, livelihood, housing, subsistence and education, among others.
It aims to provide hope for a better future to Filipinos through equity in resources throughout the country that will boost countryside development. (DTI)