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200 Caloocan micro-entrepreneurs receive cash cards 

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Over 200 micro-business owners received cash cards amounting to P10,000 from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Caloocan City, the city government said in a report by Manila Bulletin.

The Pangkabuhayan para sa Pagbangon sa Ginhawa (PPG) Program, through the assistance of the City Economic and Investment Promotion Office (CEIPO), was held at the Bulwagang Katipunan, Caloocan City Hall last Sept. 28.

“Sa pakikipagtulungan po natin sa DTI, namahagi po tayo ng P10,000.00, in a form of cash card, para sa mahigit 200 micro-business owners ng lungsod (Through our partnership with the DTI, we distributed P10,000.00, in a form of cash card, for over 200 micro-business owners in the city),” Caloocan City Mayor Dale Gonzalo “Along” Malapitan said.


“Ito po ay unang batch pa lang ng mabibigyan ng tulong mula sa PPG Program ng DTI (This is just the first batch of those who will be given assistance from the DTI’s PPG Program),” he added.

The beneficiaries of the PPG program are those who have micro-businesses that were greatly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic or victims of fire.

Malapitan also said he is determined to provide more opportunities to different sectors in the city as part of the government’s recovery program.

“Sisikapin pa po natin na makatulong sa mas marami nating mga kababayan na maiahon ang kanilang kabuhayan. Hiniling din po natin sa DTI na madagdagan pa ang bilang ng mabibigyan na tulong sa Caloocan (We will try to help more of our compatriots to improve their livelihoods. We have also asked the DTI to increase the number of aid given in Caloocan),” he added, The local chief executive, meanwhile, thanked DTI for its continued support in the recovery program of the city.

Malapitan also assured that the city government will continue to work closely with national agencies to aid the city’s business sector.

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