‘Homegrown Success’ author inspires DTI’s 3rd Kapatid Mentor Me graduates

ILIGAN CITY, June 8 (PIA) – “You don’t only graduate in this program, this will also be the start of your journey to success.”

Book Author and Champion Mentor Clarke Simoy Nebrao emboldened the 23 mentees as they graduated in the 3rd Kapatid Mentor Micro Enterprise (KMME) Program of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Go Negosyo on June 5, 2018 at Plaza Alemania Hotel, Iligan City.

Awarded one of the 143 pioneer ASEAN Champion Mentors, Nebrao challenged the graduates from Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) saying, “This is the end and the beginning of that success that you wanted to actually hold on.”

 “To defend your products or enterprise is really magnificent,” he added.  

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Champion Mentor Clarke Simoy Nebrao challenging the MSMEs mentees during his inspirational talk. (PIA Iligan)


Nebrao authored the book “Homegrown Success: The Unsung Stories of Filipino Microentrepreneurs” which he confessed as a book inspired by graduates of the program last year in Lanao del Norte.

He told the graduates they might inspire him to write Book 2.

Among the 10 modules finished were on business law, taxation, accounting, human resource, and others which were taught by 12 other mentors from the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE) and PCE-accredited local mentors.

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Capping off its three month mentorship with the theme “Kapatid angat lahat” was the presentation of Business Improvement Plans to the panelists. Two of the business plans were out rightly given financial assistance by DTI and PCE.

To participate in this DTI program, MSMEs must have an existing and registered business with two years of successful operation, and a pledge of commitment to finish the program.


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Mentee hearing comments from the panelists after presenting his Business Improvement Plan. (PIA Iligan)


However, Division Chief Nancy G. Echavez of DTI- Lanao del Norte said two mentees failed to finish the program. 

KMME Program would be launched in Lanao del Norte this July.

Echavez is encouraging MSMEs in Lanao del Norte to signify its interest through visiting its Go Negosyo Center and be part of this undertaking to improve its respective businesses. (AAIJ/PIA LDN)

Source: PIA Feed