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Regional council for MSMEs widens biz horizons with exhibits, mentoring program


CAMIGUIN, April 20 (PIA) – To support and even encourage more entrepreneurs to take part in nation building, the Regional Micro Small and Medium Enterprise Development Council (RMSMEDC)-10 strengthens its core programs particularly on mentoring, holding exhibits and providing shared service facilities (SSF).

During the Talakayan sa PIA on April 17 at Mambajao Negosyo Center, here, Ruben Vegafria, RMSMEDC member from Misamis Oriental, said that various public-private partnerships are now aiding the business sector such as the provision of SSF which encourages involvement of people in the community through a certain livelihood suited in their area.

The Department of Trade and Industry also continuously conduct the Kapatid Mentor ME (KMME) Program that aims to help the country’s MSEs through coaching and mentoring, and linking MSMEs to large companies’ value chains.


Key MSME programs, events

In the recent KMME in the region, about 218 participants were coached on entrepreneurial mind setting and values formation, and marketing mindset. The participants came from Bukidnon (40), Camiguin (34), Lanao del Norte (39), Misamis Occidental (37), Misamis Oriental (49) and Regional Office (19).

As for the ProPak (Processing and Packaging) Asia, the biggest and most prestigious international food, drink, pharmaceutical processing and packaging event, a total of 146 delegates from the region are qualified to participate and witness how successful companies process their products on June 13-16 at Bangkok, Thailand.

The SSF implementation on the other hand, now has 92 percent or 146 out of 159 SSFs that are operational. From this number, Bukidnon has implemented 33 SSF, Camiguin with 17, Lanao del Norte with 36, Misamis Occidental with 29 and Misamis Oriental with 44.

Engaging the MSMEs to such events is important since “they are very significant in nation building that is why DTI today is focusing so much programs on MSMEs for their development because without the MSMEs the large businessmen or businesses will not be able to exist,” said Mike Amores, RMSMEDC member from Misamis Occidental.


Engaging NGAs

When it comes to other government agencies’ intervention, Miriam dela Plaza of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said that they are introducing the Small and Medium Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) that aims to help businesses particularly those engaged in manufacturing. It is where the department aids on upgrading the businesses’ technology to help in the productivity of MSMEs.

They also have the Grants-In-Aid (GIA) Program that aims to harness the country’s scientific and technological capabilities to spur and attain sustainable economic growth and development.

As for the manpower or skills training, Elwin Barquez of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)- Camiguin Provincial Office shared that TESDA introduced new services on what they are currently providing.

“So being the supplier of manpower, we also advocated through our curriculum on how our graduates, being world class, could contribute on how to preserve our world,” Barquez said.

The National Youth Comission (NYC) also provides opportunities to youth entrepreneurs by allowing youth organizations to register online and enjoy benefits and assistance from NYC. Once registered, the youth organization can request a training from NYC such as activities or programs that foster economic empowerment.

For food-related business, the Food Innovation Center now accommodates MSMEs and students who want to develop and promote their food technology or product. The center also assists those who want to pursue or boost their business from the technology they’ve innovated.

Training and introducing more business strategies to entrepreneurs is essential in today’s local and global market is no longer a difficult task since “most of the MSMEs are getting younger and they are more knowledgeable, aggressive and educated on business,” said Shirley Cutab, RMSMEDC member from Camiguin.

Thus, the RMSMEDC-10 now calls out to all MSMEs who haven’t considered any intervention outside their comfort zones to grab the opportunities provided by the government and even the private sector to enhance their business and further improve their standards or mind sets in doing their business.(Recthie T. Paculba/PIA10)


DTI launches second Negosyo Center in Camiguin


MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, July 28 (PIA)  The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) launched its second Negosyo Center (NC) in the province on 26 July 2016.

 The center, a facility that aims to promote ease of doing business and facilitate access to services for Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) within the area,is housed inside the Mahinog Municipal Hall.

The formal launching ceremony was firmed up with the signing of  the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) and  a  ribbon cutting  led by the Mahinog Mayor Rogerio Acle and Vice-Mayor Rey Lawrence K. Tan. 

 DTI said the project affirms the strong partnership between their office and the local government units. (Zita Maestrado-Abellare, DTI-Camiguin, PIA-Cam Inet)

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DTI Camiguin Negosyo Center boosts SME capacity

DTI Camiguin Negosyo Center boosts SME capacity

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, December 17 – The establishment of Negosyo Center known as the Municipality of Mambajao, Negosyo Center continued to assist a total of 225 Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSMEs) for 2015 in the province of Camiguin.

This Negosyo Center facilitates and expedites the business application process of MSMEs. It also provide assistance in availing of technology transfer, production, training programs and other related services.

Fifty (50) trainings were conducted with over 1, 500 beneficiaries in the areas of Entrepreneurial Development Skills, Techno trainings and adoption and productivity measures which all valuable for improving efficiency among MSMEs.

To make MSMEs more competitive and improve the quality of their product, the implementation of Shared Service Facility was done to also boost investments.

The DTI provided the MSMEs with equipment that will enable the creation of more job and production of better income. in 2015, 12 established projects under SSF program have accomplished by the DTI in the whole province of Camiguin including the approval of the two SSF projects namely, Corn Brew Processing Equipment at Sagay and Camiguin and Mobile Abaca Decorticating Machine at Agoho Mambajao, Camiguin. (Mariel B. Urdaneta/PIA10)

DTI launches Camiguin’s first Negosyo Center

DTI launches Camiguin’s first Negosyo Center

MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, July 6 — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Camiguin Provincial Office Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) has conducted 12 trainings for the 1st semester (January to June 2015) as covered in the DTI-Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) synchronization plan.

The training program implemented six basic and upgrading technology/skills trainings, three entrepreneurial development trainings and three productivity enhancement trainings that benefitted 113 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) coming from five Agrarian Reform Communities (ARCs) in the whole province of Camiguin.

One of the techno/skills trainings conducted are on bamboo processing and the ARC beneficiaries of these training include the Quiboro Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MPC) in the municipality of Mambajao for bamboo fans making, San Miguel MPC in the municipality of Mahinog for sawali or amakan making and 2 in the municipality of Sagay which are the Cuña MPC and Bacnit MPC both for sawali/amakan making.

Still alongside with the DAR Provincial Office, DTI-Camiguin also conducted a series of Entrepreneurial Development (EDT) and Productivity Enhancement Trainings to the ARBs benefitted of the techno trainings.

The EDT meant to utilize the newly acquired skills in making Bamboo Amakan into possible individual business and also to enhance their potentials as leaders, as well as to orient the core values that a successful entrepreneur must have.

The Productivity training like the 5s of Good Housekeeping aims to provide the necessary skills, knowledge and a systematized approach to organized work areas, keep rules and standards and maintain the discipline needed to do a good job for the business.

The DTI-DAR synchronization work plan is a convergence program of the national government that implements programs and projects in the forms of trainings, service facilities and technical assistance to ARBs and ARCs. (Zita M. Abellare, DTI-Camiguin, PIA-Cam Inet)


DTI, local govt to launch New Negosyo Center in Camiguin


negosyo_centerMAMBAJAO, Camiguin, March 3 — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Camiguin Provincial Office, in partnership with the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Mambajao is set to establish a “Negosyo Center” in the province this coming June 2015.

The Local Government Unit of Mambajao has already agreed to accommodate the establishment of a Negosyo Center in the province of Camiguin.

Construction and renovation of the office space and a training center component of the Negosyo Center are identified to be housed at the new municipal building of LGU Mambajao which will start very soon.

Launching and start of operation of the Negosyo Center is targeted on the last week of June 2015.

This is the first Negosyo Center to be established in the province.

Republic Act 10644 otherwise known as “Go Negosyo Act”, seeks to establish Negosyo Centers in all provinces, cities and municipalities nationwide through public-private partnership.

Negosyo Center is a one-stop-shop that promotes ease of doing business and facilitates access to services for the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) within its jurisdiction. It is proactive, client friendly, and more services made available to MSMEs.

The Go Negosyo Centers would have the following functions: business registration assistance, business advisory services, business information and advocacy and monitoring and evaluation of business processes for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

The facilities would be linked to the Philippine Business Registry System (PBRS) to make it easier and faster for entrepreneurs to start and register their businesses at the local level.

The PBRS is a government project that integrates the services of all agencies involved in business registration, such as the DTI, Securities and Exchange Commission, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Social Security System, Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG), Philippine Health Insurance Corp., and other permit and license-issuing agencies to facilitate registration.

Aside from making business registration easier, the Go Negosyo Centers would provide other services to MSMEs such as technology transfer, production and management training programs as well as marketing assistance from the DTI, Department of Science and Technology, University of the Philippines – Institute for Small-Scale Industries, Cooperative Development Authority, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and other agencies concerned.

The Go Negosyo Centers are expected to promote and support the growth of MSMEs.

The DTI is pushing for the development of MSMEs as these businesses are seen to contribute to the country’s economic growth.

Out of the country’s total registered businesses, the bulk or more than 90 percent are MSMEs.

The Municipal Government of Mambajao has continually improve its enabling environment to foster MSME development by way of making reforms in their business permits and licensing system through an efficient Business Permit Licensing System (BPLS) with the goals to increase the number of registered businesses, creation of employment in the locality, a much friendlier front line service personnel and an encouraging show of confidence from the business owners and investors on LGU services. (Zita M. Abellare, DTI-Camiguin, PIA-Camiguin INet)