Over 200 Antique MSMEs apply for loan assistance

first_imgThe SB Corporation is now in the process of conducting actual visits to the MSMEs and validating them./PN All 18 municipalities in this province have Negosyo Centers where business counselors receive application forms. She added: The applications were received from May 5 until June 1. “As part of the requirements, a business must have been legitimately operating for at least one year immediately prior to March 16, 2020,” Cardinal said.(With a report from PNA/PN) Micro, small and medium entrepreneurs in Antique affected by coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic apply for the Department of Trade and Industry’s Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso program at the agency’s provincial office in this undated photo. DTI-ANTIQUEI PNA The SB Corporation, an attached agency of the DTI, extends loans ranging from P10,000 to P200,000 for micro-enterprises and P200,000 to P500,000 for small enterprises – all payable for up to 24 months. Cardinal said the P3 program, which used to have 0.5 percent interest per month, has lately been made to zero interest with a six to eight percent service charge.DTI undersecretary Abdulgani Macatoman, for his part, said during the “Laging Handa” briefing hosted by Presidential Communications Operations Office secretary Martin Andanar that DTI Negosyo Centers in the municipalities could assist MSMEs. SAN JOSE, Antique – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in this province has received 251 applications from micro, small and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs) seeking loan assistance under the Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso (P3) program due to damages brought by coronavirus disease 2019.“We have now endorsed to the Small Business Corporation (SB Corporation) the applications for the P3 program,” said DTI-Antique information officer Engr. Lynna Joy Cardinal on Monday.last_img read more

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Lieutenant takes charge in Bowl

first_img Press Association Mouse Morris’ raider didn’t have the speed to peg back Cue Card at Cheltenham, but stepped up in distance here, he was prominent from early on the second circuit in the hands of Bryan Cooper. Menorah jumped the last in front and appeared set for victory, but First Lieutenant’s stamina kicked in and he wore down Philip Hobbs’ charge to score by three-quarters of a length. Even-money favourite Silviniaco Conti made a couple of errors as the action hotted up and was a never-nearer third. Morris said: “He really deserved one. He’s got a big heart and he jumped super for Bryan, but I thought we were struggling turning in. He hasn’t run a bad race all season and was second in all the good handicaps and Grade Ones. I’m delighted for the horse and the team at home. I wouldn’t have thought he’d go to Punchestown, but we’ll see.” Cooper said: “I’ve been knocking on the door with this lad all season so it’s great he’s got his head in front. He’s been up against Bobs Worth, Tidal Bay, Cue Card – he really deserves it. “I was on and off the bridle the whole way but he jumped exceptionally well and I was always trying to save a bit. It’s a shame Davy (Russell) can’t be here, he’s riding at home today at Thurles with not a bother on him.” Paul Nicholls said of beaten favourite Silviniaco Conti: “Ruby said if he hadn’t missed the ditch he would have won. I suppose if he hadn’t fallen in the Gold Cup we could have ridden him more positively as he’s not a speed horse, more of a stayer. In the future we’ll ride him like we did at Haydock.” Philip Hobbs said of Menorah: “I’m really pleased, it’s the first time he’s had decent ground all season and I’d be inclined to finish him off on a high note now.” center_img Ryanair Chase runner-up First Lieutenant (7-2) went one better with a determined performance in the Betfred Bowl Chase at Aintree.last_img read more

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Los Angeles Lakers enter 2014-15 season with health concerns

first_img“You just got to read each situation, read each situation as it comes, each game is going to be different,” Bryant said. “I’m sure there will be games where I have to do more and games where I have to do less.”Bryant stressed more about the Lakers’ defense, which ranked 27th out of 30 NBA teams in points allowed (104.2 points). But in the last two preseason games, the Lakers held teams to an average of 89 points.“I’m very happy with the way the preseason went because I thought each game we got better,” Scott said. “We’re understanding what we need to do and we’ll keep working at it.” The Lakers fielded eight players that missed a combined 34 preseason games, sparking back memories of last season’s nightmare that entailed 12 players sitting out for a combined 319 contests because of injuries. In related news, the Lakers finished with a 27-55 record that marked their worst season in L.A. franchise history. The Lakers declared 40-year-old point guard Steve Nash out for the season after having prolonged pain in his back that kept limited him only to a combined 65 games the past two years. Nick Young (right thumb), Xavier Henry (right knee) and Ryan Kelly (right hamstring) sat for all of the preseason. The Lakers are also evaluating injuries to veteran point guard Ronnie Price (right knee) and training camp invitee Wayne Ellington (concussion) that happened in the preseason finale against Sacramento on Friday in Las Vegas. The injuries could complicate how the Lakers manage their roster, which was dwindled to 15 on Saturday after waiving training camp invitees Jabari Brown and Roscoe Smith. The Lakers may keep Ellington since he would receive a full salary if he were cut while being injured. Price also will likely stay, especially with Nash’s absence. But the Lakers would need to create a roster vacancy should they use the disabled players exception, which would allow them either to sign a free agent or trade for a player for $4.85 million.At least nothing has happened to Bryant, who played in only six games last season because of injuries to his left Achilles tendon and left knee. He averaged 19 points on 38.47 percent shooting and four assists in 26.7 minutes.How much of the workload will Bryant have to carry? Through eight exhibition games and four starting lineup combinations, a few themes regarding the Lakers’ 2014 preseason emerged.Kobe Bryant looked sharp with both his health and post play. Most of the Lakers’ remaining roster struggled staying healthy. Rookie Julius Randle appeared promising. Guard Jeremy Lin seemed exciting. Uncertainty persists on whether the “steady improvement” Coach Byron Scott noted the Lakers made on defense will become a trend.So with the Lakers ending a 3-5 exhibition season, what marks the primary concern heading into their season opener on Tuesday against the Houston Rockets at Staples Center?“Injuries, that’s the main concern,” Scott said. “Hopefully most of our guys are healthy by Tuesday.” center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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