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Kabuhayan Shopping Program relaunched by Duty Free and TESDA

Duty Free Philippines Corporation (DFPC) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) renewed their partnership to relaunch the Kabuhayan Shopping Program for the benefit of the Overseas Filipino Workers and Balikbayans.

Duty Free Philippines Corporation values our OFWs, and as our way to show them our gratitude for their contribution to the Philippine economy

\Kabuhayan Program by Duty Free and TESDA

Launched in 2011, DFPC’s Kabuhayan Shopping Program aims to support OFWs to better manage their earnings from working abroad. They can acquire the skills, tools and neccesary information that can help them to start their own business.

“The Kabuhayan Shopping Program provides opportunities for our fellow balikbayans to spend their hard earned money efficiently. Investing in livelihood tools for small and micro enterprise businesses. We are pleased to strengthen this initiative with TESDA who will also offer training for business development, marketing, among others,” DFPC Chief Operating Officer Vicente Angala said.

Some of the Kabuhayan products for OFW

TESDA Director Luz Ampunin also noted that this program is an excellent opportunity for OFWs to enter into entrepreneurship considering the extra value they get on top of the tax exempt shopping privileges.

Programs and Services

Returning Filipinos can purchase additional duty and tax exempt livelihood tools worth up to $2,000 subject to acceptable foreign currencies at Duty Free Philippines Fiestamall.  This covers items necessary to start a small and micro enterprise business. Bread and pastry production, cookery, housekeeping, shielded metal welding, carwash are available for the OFWs to check.  TESDA will provide sufficient training for OFWs on business finance, marketing, and business development. Visit Duty Free Philippines on September 30, 2018 at 2pm to witness the relaunch of Kabuhayan Shopping Program.

Kiosk available in Kabuhayan program

The DFPC’s Kabuhayan Shopping Program is provided for under the Balikbayan Law, or Republic Act No. 9174, which provides duty free shopping privileges and incentives to all OFWs/balikbayans.

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