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Youth Entrepreneurship Program launched in Quirino Province

Participants of this year's Youth Entrepreneurship Program are youth members of the Bago Tribe, an Idigenous People group that originated from the Ilocos Province, who are now residing in Maddela.

MADDELA, Quirino (PIA) - - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recently launched the Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP) in Brgy. Dumabato Norte in this municipality with the theme “Istilong Pinoy (IP): Pagsalin at Pagpapayaman ng Katutubong Kultura at mga Kasanayan”.

Provincial Director Ma. Sofia G. Narag said the YEP has been conceptualized to prepare the Quirinian youth to become productive even at their young age.

"First, we will be launching the Experience component, the first of three components of the YEP, the other two, Engage and Expand are set to be launched in the next days," Narag said.

Narag also said the participants for this year's YEP in the province are the youth members of the Bago Tribe, an Indigenous People group that originated from the Ilocos Province, who are now residing in Maddela.

Mayor Rimel Tolentino lauded the DTI for coming up with such program saying that it will be a big help for the identified participants.

Tolentino also stressed the importance of learning the skills of the forefathers to be able to preserve them for the livelihood of the future generation.

Furthermore, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Division (SMEDD) chief Ramil D. Garcia said the program aims to provide livelihood to the youth as they learn the skills that served as source of income of their forefathers.

“Mula sa unang henerasyon, hanggang sa sumunod na mga henerasyon, nais natin na ang kaalaman at kasanayan ng ating mga lolo’t lola, ng ating mga magulang, ay patuloy na nabubuhay at hindi kailanman mawawala sa ating pamilya o sa ating komyunidad. Kaya nararapat itong isalin sa mga kabataan mula sa mga nakatatanda," Garcia said.

The launching activity was graced by Mayor Rimel C. Tolentino, DTI-2 SMEDD Chief Ramil D. Garcia, Provincial Director Ma. Sofia G. Narag, Brgy. Captain Felimon E. Tacuyo, and NCIP Provincial Officer Henry B. Tayaban.

Also present were Janine Arevalo, DTI Region 2 Youth Focal Person; Zenaida M. Quinto, supervising trade industry development specialist; Shiela A. Nera, senior trade industry development specialist; Lewy Katrina Cortez, technical assistant; Amira J. Aliado, senior business counselor and Crissa E. Arios, junior business counselor. (MDCT/TCB/PIA Quirino)

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