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Negosyo Center-Gensan Opens Its Doors to Local MSMEs

posted Jul 7, 2015, 6:08 PM by Dtiph Rehiyon Dose   [ updated Jul 8, 2015, 6:01 PM ]

During the Launching of Negosyo Center-Gensan: DTI GSC OIC Arnel V. Sayco; DTI-Sarangani Provincial Director Nanette Barroso; DTI 12 Regional Director Ibrahim K. Guiamadel; Brgy. Captain Edgar Acharon representing Cong. Pero Acharon, Jr.; Mr. Aram Fernandez representing Sen. Bam Aquino; GSC Mayor Ronnel C. Rivera; DTI U/Sec. Zenaida C. Maglaya; Fr. Vic Supranis, O.P., Negosyo Center Program Manager and DTI 12 ARD Dorecita T. Delima; DTI-Sultan Kudarat OIC Felisa Senobago; DTI-South Cotabato PD Flora P. Gabunales; and, DTI Cotabato PD Anthony Bravo.

With the launching of Negosyo Center-General Santos City Office last May 05, 2015, a host of business development services are now being offered for the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) of the city and the neighboring provinces and municipalities in the SOCCSKSARGEN Region. These services, which can be availed of in the offices of various national government agencies (NGAs), local government units (LGUs), and private sector organizations, have now been consolidated and are being offered through a one-stop-shop -- via the Negosyo Center-Gensan Office. These services include Business Registration Assistance, Business Information and Advocacy, and Business Advisory.

For the entire month of May, the NC-Gensan served a total of 488 clients who were directly provided with demand-responsive development promotion services. This included clients from within the region, to include General Santos City the provinces of South Cotabato and Sarangani, as well as those from outside the region.       

The Center was able to conduct seven (7) in-house trainings and orientations in partnership with both the government and the private sector to cover topics as varied as the following: Negosyo Center Mindanao-wide Coordinators’ Meeting conducted by the DTI Negosyo Center Program Office; Banking 101 Seminar by Planters’ Bank; Orientation on Accessing SBC’s Financing Facilities-Borrower’s Risk-Rating by the Small Business Corporation (2) ; Orientation on IP Code, Trademark as a Strategic Tool in Business & Understanding Philippine Investment Laws and Policies by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO)-Gensan and the Board of Investments (BOI)-Gensan (2); and, Cooperative Pre-membership Education Seminar by the City Economic Management and Cooperative Development Office (CEMCDO).           

It was also able to strengthen partnership and collaboration with various sectors for the operationalization of the Center, to include the following: the Local Government Unit (LGU) of General Santos City; General Santos City Small and Medium Enterprise Development Council, Inc. (GSC-SMEDCI); Board of Investments (BOI)-Gensan; Intellectual Property Office (IPO)-Gensan; Small Business Corporation (SBC)-Gensan; City Economic Management and Cooperative Development Office (CEMCDO); Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-General Santos City Office; Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-General Santos City Office; Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-General Santos City Office; Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)-Gensan; and, Planters Bank-Gensan. This has greatly enhanced the center’s services, directly benefiting the local MSMEs. 

The Center was also able to disseminate a number of information collaterals to its clients which included the following: Republic Act No. 10644 brochure; RA 10644 flyer; Negosyo Center flyer for Clients; Negosyo Center flyer for Partners; ITS Gensan Now brochure; BanKo brochure; Trademarks flyer; Intellectual Philippines flyer; Invest Philippines CD; Phil-JobNet brochure; Yaman Gensan V.8 booklet; and, DOLE XII Portal bookmark.