CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Oct. 19 (PIA) -- Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Pampanga opened its 18th Negosyo Center in the province located in Bacolor town.
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.
For her part, DTI Regional Director Judith Angeles stressed the importance of of putting up a Negosyo Center during this time of pandemic.
"I thank the local government of Bacolor for their support in establishing a Negosyo Center in such a short time because this will help our micro, small, and medium entrepreneurs in the area to recover from the effects of the pandemic," Angeles said.
Meanwhile, in behalf of the municipality, Mayor Eduardo Datu expressed support to the operation of the said facility in the town.
"We will work hand in hand with DTI and other stakeholders in order to realize the goal of the Negosyo Center. At the same time, we will act as support system to our micro and small business so they can grow," Datu said.
In Pampanga, only six municipalities have yet to establish their own Negosyo Centers.
The creation of Negosyo Centers in each local government unit is mandated under Republic Act 10644 otherwise known as the Go Negosyo Act, to support inclusive growth and economic development. (CLJD/MJSC-PIA 3)