Attendees of the fourth quarter CMD meeting.

The CALABARZON Committee on Migration and Development (CMD), during its fourth quarter meeting on November 26, endorsed the BalikaBayanihan Micro-Business Training to the Regional Development Council (RDC) for its subsequent endorsement to the concerned offices and institutions.

The Micro-Business Training is part of the BalikaBayanihan Campaign which aims to assist returning overseas Filipinos (OFs) and their families on starting up a small business with capital requirement ranging from PHP 20,000 to PHP100,000. Through the training, participants will be taught of the basics of entrepreneurship and of establishing a business such as development of business plan, marketing strategy, supply chain management, and financial analysis, among others. Global Migration and Development Academy Director Estrella Mai Dizon-Añonuveo said “this initiative will help the region addressed the reintegration issues and concerns of our returned OFs”.

The Micro-Business Training was officially launched on November 17 and will be pilot-tested from November 18 to December 15. It is spearheaded by Atikha and Global Migration and Development Academy, in partnership with the provincial CMDs and different state universities and colleges in CALABARZON. It will run in a span of four weeks with simultaneous activities at the provincial level. To date, there are 200 registered participants to the training.

Aprille M. Suyat, NEDA Region IV-A | December 1, 2021