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LEGARDA: STRENGTHEN MSMEs TO ADDRESS POVERTY IN THIS PANDEMIC


Former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Rep. Loren Legarda said that MSMEs are crucial partners of the government to help alleviate poverty. 

“For many years, MSMEs serve as the backbone of our economy and, given sufficient attention and support. In an exclusive interview with #DZGBNewsOnline and #DZGBAMLegazpi hosted by VP Henry Maceda, she encouraged MSMEs to avail of COVID-19 Assistance to Restart Enterprises (CARES) Program of the Small Business Corporation (SBCorp) which is a Php 1 billion rehabilitation financing under the Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso (P3) to support MSMEs affected by the economic impact of the pandemic.

She said that there are programs are viable platforms for generating employment opportunities and better incomes for the Filipino people. Amid this pandemic, Legarda said that,we must ensure that the MSMEs are provided with the financial and technical assistance to ensure their survival. 

Legarda also encouraged the people to get vaccinated and remain healthy and observe the proper protocol of the health authorities against COVID-19.

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