DTI to open more Negosyo Centers

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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will open a Negosyo Center in the town of Aborlan this month of January while their office is targeting to open two centers this year in the towns of Cuyo and Española, Percival Narborita, information officer of Department of Trade and Industry said Thursday.

Presently, there are 11 existing negosyo centers in the city of Puerto Princesa and in the towns of Coron, Roxas, Taytay, El Nido, San Vicente, Narra, Quezon, Rizal, Bataraza, and Brooks Point.

The centers will be responsible for promoting ease of doing business and facilitating access to services for micro, small and medium enterprises including business name registration, business advisory services, business information and advocacy and monitoring and evaluation.

Narborita explained that if the business name registration is processed in their office, it will also be released on that same day.

The business name registration also in the different towns can also be processed and released within the day, since the processing is in the negosyo centers. The payment is sent thru Palawan Pawnshop.

 “Madali na lang ang pag –process ng business name registration, kung ang negosyo ay nasa El Nido or sa Coron, hindi na sila kailangan pang pupunta dito, dun na nila e-process sa kanilang mga negosyo centers” Narborita said.

 “Ang kagandahan nito, ay mas napabilis ang proseso at mas na-minimize ang gastos ng ating mga negosyante kasi hindi na nila kailangang pupunta dito sa Puerto Princesa para mag-process”.

In towns with no negosyo centers yet, the DTI –Palawan personnel are the one bringing the services to these localities. “Kami ang pumupunta dun at doon din pina-process, at dadalhin sa DTI provincial office para pirmahan, at ibalik naman doon para e-release na” he explained.

Narborita said that they provided computer sets and other facilities in these centers so that it can cater the needs and can provide services to the businessmen in their localities.

Establishment of negosyo centers is provided in the RA 10644 or Go Negosyo Act which seeks to strengthen micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to create more job opportunities in the country. The law was authored by Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino.

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