The Department of Trade and Industry is looking to boost its livelihood programs in Boracay to especially assist micro, small, and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs) who were displaced of their livelihood following the islands closure last April.
“We are on the lookout for more ways to assist our MSMEs and those affected by the closure,” Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said in a Tuesday statement.
Part of the efforts is launching more trade fairs in the island and scouting for lucrative market places possibly in the metropolis and other tourist destinations.
“We will be carrying deserving products in our Go Lokal stores and showrooms,” Sec. Lopez said, referring to the DTI-initiated concept stores through which MSMEs market their products and are usually installed in partner malls. — Janina C. Lim