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Friday, July 8, 2016

DTI launchesNegosyo Centers in Sibugay

by: Rhea Grace A. La Plana

IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay – TwoNegosyo Centers of the Department of Trade and Industry weresuccessfully launched recently in the province.

Engr. Al-Zamir I. Lipae, DTI provincial director said the negosyo centers were established in Imelda at the ABC building, andBuugNegosyo Center at the main building of the public market.

Republic Act 10644 or the “Go Negosyo Act” seeks to strengthen micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to create more job opportunities in the country.

“DTI has been given the key responsibility and challenge of establishing negosyo centers in all provinces, cities, and municipalities nationwide,” said DTI Regional DirectorSitti Amina M. Jain, in abrief message to the local folks.

“I extend my sincere words of thanks to all of you for the untiring support  to our programs,” expressed Engr. Al-Zamir I. Lipae.

Mr. Roel C. Catimbang explained that the “Negosyo Center” is a one-stop-shop for services that cater to the entrepreneurs’ needs in processing requirements necessary to establish a business; and in accessing information essential for their growth.

It has three salient features: first, it offers Business Advisory that provides MSMEs advisory services tailored according to their needs through one-on-one consultation, focus group discussion and coaching/mentoring.

Second, Business Registration Assistance which facilitates processing and documentation of paper requirements for the establishment of micro, small and medium enterprises. 

And third, Business Information and Advocacy which is about conducting trainings, seminars and dialogues to increase MSMEs’ productivity and efficiency.

With the launching of the negosyo centers comes the  responsibility of Buug  Mayor JonamLagas and Imelda Mayor Roselyn Silva,  to  keep up with the shared obligations and efforts to boost more  economic activities and business ventures in their locality.