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DTI gives 500 livelihood starter kits to Marawi IDPs

DTI Secretary Ramon M. Lopez stands along with the Internally Displaced People during the Marawi Entrepreneurs’ Forum and Job Fair for a photo op onstage

MARAWI CITY — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) awarded 500 livelihood starter kit certificates to Internally Displaced People (IDPs) during the Marawi Entrepreneurs’ Forum and Job Fair last July 16. The event, held at the Mindanao State University main campus in Marawi, is the first big forum and job fair in the city since the Marawi siege. Earlier programs in Marawi were on P3 micro lending and livelihood distribution, while big fora were done before in Iligan city.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte wants to ensure that government support continues and DTI must help revive businesses and livelihood in Marawi City. We will not stop until this city restores its vibrant trade and Industry,” said Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez, head of the Task Force Bangon Marawi Sub-Committee on Business and Livelihood.

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Date of release: 17 July 2018

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