Taguig 2nd District Rep. Lani Cayetano is helping “sari-sari” store owners in Taguig recover from the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis through cash aid.
The TaPat sari-sari store program aims to provide cash assistance from P2,500 to P3,500 coming from the Taguig City government as small businesses suffered from the economic crisis due to the pandemic.
“The goal of the program is to provide additional capital to registered Taguig sari-sari store owners. This is also the city’s initiative in keeping with our 434th anniversary,” Cayetano told Bombo Radyo Legazpi.
She said the city government started the program in May to help sari-sari store owners add more goods that they can sell.
“Giving our sari-sari store owners an additional P2,500-P3,500 is a big help for them especially since there are so many of them wherever you go. We’re doing this along with other initiatives to help small businesses here in Taguig and Pateros,” she added.
Besides this, she said the city government has also strengthened its skills development training, particularly for those who are in meat processing, weaving, and soap and sanitizer making.
All these from the city government are aimed at helping in the national government’s goal for the economy to recover from the pandemic.
“The pandemic greatly affected the country’s economy. This is why we’re providing assistance to our small business owners in the hopes that this will help in the country’s economic recovery plan,” she said.