MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, June 29 (PIA) — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Camiguin Provincial Office will launch a ‘Negosyo Center’ at the New Mambajao Municipal Hall on 06 July 2015.

    The launching activity highlights the celebration of the 160th Foundation Day of the Municipality of Mambajao.

    Camiguin Governor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo and Congressman of the Lone District of Camiguin Xavier Jesus Romualdo will withness the launching, while Mambajao Mayor Maria Luisa Romualdo will declare the Center ‘business ongoing’.

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

    Negosyo Centers are established in all provinces, cities and municipalities to promote ease of doing business and facilitate access to services for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in accordance to Republic Act No. 10644, also known as the “Go Negosyo Act.”

    The Go Negosyo Act aims to promote job generation and inclusive growth through the development of MSMEs, and stipulates for the establishment of Negosyo Centers.

    Moreover, the Act aims reduce poverty by encouraging the establishment of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) that facilitate local job creation, production, and trade in the country.

    Every Negosyo Center established will facilitate and expedite the business application process of MSMEs in coordination with the local governments and other concerned agencies and will provide assistance to MSMEs in the availment of technology transfer, production, and management training programs and marketing assistance of the DTI and other government agencies.

    A unified and simplified business registration form that contain all necessary information for the business application process of MSMEs will be made available in all Negosyo Centers.

    Under the law, DTI through the Negosyo Centers will have sole power to issue the certificate of authority for the barangay micro business enterprises to avail of the benefits provided by Republic Act 9178, the Barangay Micro Business Enterprises (BMBEs) Act of 2002.

    The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development (MSMED) Council, through the DTI regional and provincial offices, will assign personnel and supervise the operations of the Negosyo Centers.

    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-CamiguinINet)

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