PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, July 4 (PNA) — The Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) in the province formally launched recently the “Negosyo Center” in Roxas town, northern Palawan.
The said center, according to DTI Provincial Director Rosenda Fortunado, is a “one-stop-shop” place that shall provide services and cater the needs of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), including would-be entrepreneurs.
Fortunado said Roxas in northern Palawan is among “first five municipalities” in the province that have allotments for the Negosyo Center. In Roxas, the center is located at a newly-constructed building adjacent a public transport terminal in Barangay 4.
She said the setting up of the Negosyo Center is in accordance to Republic Act 10644, or “The Go Negosyo Act.”
As part of its services, the Negosyo Center will also assist entrepreneurs in the processing of their requirements to establish businesses, and help them in accessing business information materials that are essential for the growth and development of MSMEs.
The municipal government of Roxas received for the Negosyo Center six units of all-in-one personal computers, a LED television with speaker and DVD player, a unit of multi-functional photocopying machine, six pieces office chairs,one piece folding working table, a piece TV cabinet, 47 pieces instructional livelihood video materials, and 97 pieces Gabay sa Negosyo booklets.
The Go Negosyo Act’s “basic policy is to foster national development, promote inclusive growth, and reduce poverty by encouraging the establishment of MSMEs that facilitate local job creation, production and trade in the country.” (PNA)