Negosyo Center in Batangas City to be launched June 25

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will launch the Batangas City Government’s Negosyo Center located at the Gusali ng Kapayapaan at Kalikasanin P. Burgos Street, Regional Director Marilou Quinco-Toledo announced.

Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino, Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo, and Ramon Lopez of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship will give keynote messages at the launch, while Batangas City Mayor Eduardo Dimacuha will declare the Center ‘business on-going’.

Negosyo Centers are established in all provinces, cities and municipalities to promote ease of doing business and facilitate access to services for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in accordance to Republic Act No. 10644, also known as the “Go Negosyo Act”.

The Go Negosyo Act aims to promote job generation and inclusive growth through the development of MSMEs, and stipulates for the establishment of Negosyo Centers.

Moreover, the Act aims reduce poverty by encouraging the establishment of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) that facilitate local job creation, production, and trade in the country.

Every Negosyo Center established will facilitate and expedite the business application process of MSMEs in coordination with the local governments and other concerned agencies and will provide assistance to MSMEs in the availment of technology transfer, production and management training programs and marketing assistance of the DTI and other government agencies.

A unified and simplified business registration form that contain all necessary information for the business application process of MSMEs will be made available in all Negosyo Centers.

Under the law, DTI through the Negosyo Centers will have sole power to issue the certificate of authority for the barangay micro business enterprises to avail of the benefits provided by Republic Act 9178, the Barangay Micro Business Enterprises (BMBEs) Act of 2002.

The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development (MSMED) Council, through the DTI regional offices, will assign personnel and supervise the operations of the Negosyo Centers.
Along with the Quezon City Negosyo Center, the Batangas City Negosyo Center is a pilot center. Existing Negosyo Centers are in Cagayan De Oro and Iloilo City.

Posted By: Edrillan Pasion


Author: tuklasinnatin

A Journalist and served government for 20 years. A community organizer who rose from a clan of artists and novelists.

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