The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) plans to put more Negosyo Centers in the island towns of Palawan to deliver the services of the agency to businesses located outside the mainland.

Welson Paz, DTI specialist said the presence of Negosyo Centers in these areas will help business owners to save time on registering their businesses.

“Pag may negosyo ka hindi mo na kailangan pumunta ng Puerto Princesa, doon ka na lang pupunta sa Negosyo Center, pwede ka na mag-apply ng business name, magparehistro, napadali at napa-less yong cost,” Paz said Wednesday.

Under Republic Act 10644 or the “Go Negosyo Act”, the Negosyo Center Program is responsible for promoting “ease of doing business” and facilitating access to services for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

Currently, the DTI has 12 Negosyo Centers located in the mainland with seven in southern towns, one in the city, and four in northern towns.

The facility in Coron is the only Negosyo Center outside the mainland and caters to the island municipalities of Busuanga, Culion, Linapacan, Cuyo, and Agutaya.

The Negosyo Centers help the MSMEs improve their products by upgrading their entrepreneurial skills in packaging and product quality.