Residents of Carmen, Agusan del Norte can now visit their community’s Negosyo Center for help and support in starting a business or growing their family’s livelihood with the opening of the 900th Negosyo Center in the Philippines.
“900 na ang mga Negosyo Centers na handang tumulong sa mga kababayan nating nais magnegosyo at magkaroon ng kabuhayan. Lahat po ay welcome kaya bumisita na kayo,” said Sen. Bam, principal sponsor and author of Republic Act No. 10644 or the Go Negosyo Act.
Located at the municipal grounds, the newest Negosyo Center was inaugurated by Carmen mayor Ramon Calo. He was joined by other local officials, Department of Trade and Industry Undersecretary Zenaida Maglaya and other concerned stakeholders.
Sen. Bam’s first enacted law in 2014, the Go Negosyo Act mandates the establishment of Negosyo Centers in all municipalities, cities and provinces that will assist micro, small and medium enterprises in the country.
Negosyo Centers provide access to markets and financing for businesses, training programs, and a simplified business registration process, thus helping ease of doing business and fast-track government processes in putting up a business.
According to Sen. Bam, Negosyo Centers provide a key role in fulfilling the dreams of many Filipinos who want to establish their own business as means of livelihood.
“Malaking bagay ang ating Negosyo Centers para mabigyan ng karampatang tulong ang ating mga kababayan na nais magnegosyo,” said Sen. Bam.
“Maliban pa rito, makatutulong din ang Negosyo Center para mabigyan ng suporta ang mga kababayan nating nais kumita ng extra, lalo ngayong mataas ang presyo ng bilihin,” added Sen. Bam, a long-time advocate of micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) development.