DTI opens 19th Negosyo Center in Santa Rita town
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has opened its 19th Negosyo Center in Pampanga located in Santa Rita town, according to the Philippine Information Agency (PIA).
In a PIA report, DTI OIC-Provincial Director Elenita Ordonio said the facility would provide business advisory services, training, business name registration assistance, registration for Barangay Micro Business Enterprises, and will also serve as an OFW Assistance Desk, display center, database center and venue for market matching activity.
“It shall also strengthen Access to Finance, as it would assist micro, small and medium enterprises in applying for loans in government financial institutions such as Land Bank of the Philippines and Development Bank of the Philippines, as well as private financial institutions and cooperatives,” she said.
Ordonio said the services of the Negosyo Center was crucial in assisting entrepreneurs in Santa Rita hit badly by the pandemic.
Pampanga Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Council Chair Teresa Carlos, on the other hand, said the council will fully support the initiatives of the government to enhance livelihood and job generation through the activities of the micro and small enterprises sector.
The creation of Negosyo Centers in each local government unit is mandated under Republic Act 10644 or the Go Negosyo Act to support inclusive growth and economic development.
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