DTI, partners, establish 645 Negosyo Centers under Duterte admin

Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez (left) with President Rodrigo R. Duterte and former President and now Pampanga 2nd district representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo during the National MSME Summit 2018 which was held at the ASEAN Convention Center, Clark Freeport Zone. (Cherie Joyce V. Flores/PIA 3)

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Pampanga, July 13 (PIA) — A total of 645 Negosyo Centers have been established so far by Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and partners under the current administration.

“As of July 5, there are 892 Negosyo Centers nationwide with more than half established during the term of President Duterte,” DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez disclosed during the National MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) Summit 2018.

Moreover, 535 new business names were registered with almost 636,000 new clients for the Barangay Micro Business Enterprise (BMBE) registration through the Negosyo Centers.

“Because of this, we have estimated a total of 1.5 million registered businesses across the country,” Lopez added.

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The establishment of Negosyo Centers is pursuant to Republic Act 10644 otherwise known as the Go Negosyo Act.

They are mandated to provide business advisory services and business information services as well as serve as OFW Assistance Desk, venue for SME Roving Academy capability building sessions, and application centers for BMBEs. 

They are established by DTI in partnership with local government units; Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Development Councils; and private stakeholders. (CLJD/MJLS-PIA 3)

Source: PIA Feed