Five (5) Negosyo Centers were simultaneously launched on June 30, 2015 in the province of Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino and in Santiago City pursuant to the Republic Act 10644, or Go Negosyo Law that mandates the establishment of Negosyo Center (NC) in all LGUs nationwide.
Also present during the event were local government officials, regional line agencies, small, medium enterprises (SMEs), businessmen and media.
The establishment of Negosyo Center aims to provide one-stop shop business services for small, medium, enterprises (SMEs) nationwide which will consequently increase jobs generation and promote inclusive growth through the development and empowerment of SMEs.
Among the services offered in the Negosyo Centers include business registration through the Philippine Business registry (PBR) System, business advisory services wherein business consultancy on access to market finance and business development is provided to entrepreneurs, business information and advocacy, and Monitoring and Evaluation to track the progress of SMEs.
In addition to the establishment of NCs, other frontline services will also be integrated in the full operation of the NCs.
In Quirino, alongside with the launching, a mini trade fair was prepared during the activity. Customized fans and mugs were also distributed to participants as tokens.
Launching of Negosyo Center in Nueva Vizcaya were attended mostly by the academe and representatives from various line agencies.
A press conference was also conducted in Santiago City during their launching attended by key officials.
Meanwhile, in Isabela, the launching was attended by representatives from the national government agencies such as TESDA, DOLE and DOST, government officials both from the Governor’s Office and the local government unit of the City of Ilagan, Media, MSMEs and private sector were all welcomed by DTI Isabela Provincial Director Ma. Salvacion A. Castillejos.
Sanggunian Panglunsod member Hon. Fred Alili graced the occasion together with Dr. Olive Domingo Assistant City Administrator of Ilagan City. In the messages they delivered, both stressed the importance of the Negosyo Center to all MSMEs in the province.
Mr. Danilo Tumamao, Provincial Agriculture Officer and Mr. Simplicio L. Caleon, President of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce- Isabela Chapter representing the government and private sector respectively expressed their support and commitment for the success of the Negosyo Center.
Representatives from the Media -Bombo Radyo Philippines, DWDY and ABS-CBN also joined the launching activity and some actively participated during the press briefing.
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