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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

DTI launches “Negosyo Center” for Zambo. Sur

By Claro A. Lanipa

PAGADIAN CITY – In keeping with Republic Act 10644, otherwise known as “Go Negosyo Act”, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Zamboanga del Sur Provincial Office has led on Monday the launching and blessing of the Negosyo Center at the DTI provincial office compound, Capitol Site this city.

DTI-9 Regional Director Sitti Amina Jain lauded Provincial Director Maria Socorro Malate-Atay and her staff for establising the said center, making Zamboanga del Sur the first  province in Zamboanga Peninsula to cmply with RA 10644.

The establishment of “Negosyo Center” in all provinces is one of the salient features of the Go Negosyo Act.

Jain said this Negosyo Center would serve as the nerve center for our assistance for the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the province.

“In here, aside from business name registration, all technical assistance in the form of entrepreneurship development, product development,  marketting, coaching, product design, exhibit, consultancies, handholding, mentoring the entrepreneurs will happen in this Negosyo Center,” Jain explained, as she urged all MSME’s in the province to make use of the center.

Four more Negosyo Centers will be established in the region this year, one in Zamboanga Sibugay on May 29; in Zamboanga del Norte by next month and in the cities of Zamboanga and Isabela by July, Jain said.

Go Negosyo Act was signed into law by President Benigno Aquino III on July 15, 2014 and it seeks to strengthen micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to create more job opportunities in the country.