ARISE is our response to CLEEP, says DTI

ARISE is our response to CLEEP, says DTI

by Venus G. Villanueva

Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan (5 March) -- ARISE (A Responsive and Innovative Strategy on Entrepreneurship) is the DTI's response to the President's Comprehensive Livelihood Emergency Program (CLEEP), according to DTI Secretary Peter Favila.

Sec. Favila was in Boracay Island this week to attend the Cabinet meeting together with other department secretaries< President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Vice President Noli de Castro.

"ARISE can help encourage entrepreneurships among Aklanons and Boracay Island is a good venue for entrepreneurship with the vibrant tourism industry", said Sec. Favila.

Sec. Favila expressed his elation when told by DTI-Aklan Provincial Director Diosdado Cadena that the office regularly holds ARISE briefings in Kalibo weekly to brief entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs in opening or managing a small business, saying the activity is very good.

Director Cadena said that besides having a weekly briefing at the DTI office in Kalibo, he and his staff also go to different municipalities to conduct the same briefing.

"This is to ensure that those who are unable to go to Kalibo due to financial concerns like fares will be able to know about our program, which might encourage them to start a business in their areas that will help them improve their lives," said Cadena.

Cadena said DTI targets to reach all municipalities and prospective entrepreneurs July of this month. (PIA) - - Diosdado Cadena Jr.