4 Ne­gocc Negosyo Cen­ters among top per­form­ing in PH

Sun Star Bacolod - - Business - BY ER­WIN P. NICAVERA

OF the 22 Negosyo Cen­ters in Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal, four are among the coun­try’s top per­form­ing fa­cil­i­ties, par­tic­u­larly in the num­ber of clients as­sisted and mi­cro, small and medium en­ter­prises (MSMES) served.

The Negosyo Cen­ter Mon­i­tor­ing Sys­tem (NCMS) of the Depart­ment of Trade and In­dus­try (DTI) re­cently in­cluded Negosyo Cen­ters in cities of Ba­colod, Ka­bankalan and Vic­to­rias, and the town of Hini­garan as among the top 50 cen­ters.

Negosyo Cen­ter in Ba­colod City ranked ninth with 6,729 clients as­sisted from Jan­uary to July 2018.

The fa­cil­ity in Ka­bankalan City ranked 33rd cater­ing to 3,034 MSMES dur­ing the first seven months of the year.

Those in Hini­garan and Vic­to­rias City ranked 45 and 47, re­spec­tively, with 2,210 and 1,982 to­tal clients as­sisted.

Engiemar Tu­pas, Negosyo Cen­ter co­or­di­na­tor for Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal, yes­ter­day told Sun­star Ba­colod that be­ing in­cluded in the list of fa­cil­i­ties with most num­ber of clients as­sisted is a val­i­da­tion that Negosyo Cen­ters in the prov­ince are per­form­ing well in terms of bring­ing the ser­vices of the agency closer to the stake­hold­ers.

Tu­pas, also the se­nior trade and in­dus­try de­velop- ment spe­cial­ist of Dtine­gros Oc­ci­den­tal, said the clients served to ac­count for those, mostly MSMES, avail­ing en­tre­pre­neur­ial, prod­uct devel­op­ment and busi­ness train­ings.

These ser­vices are on top of trade­mark and Barangay Mi­cro Busi­ness En­ter­prise regis­tra­tion, he also said.

“We con­tinue to work on hav­ing dy­namic and ef­fi­cient Negosyo Cen­ters in the prov­ince,” Tu­pas said, stress­ing that “these fa­cil­i­ties are po­si­tioned to re­ally pro­vide MSMES ac­cess to DTI ser­vices.”

The es­tab­lish­ment of Negosyo Cen­ters is pro­vided un­der the Repub­lic Act 10644, or the Go Negosyo Act.

It pro­vides MSMES the ease of do­ing busi­ness, and fa­cil­i­tates ac­cess to grants and other forms of fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance, and shared ser­vice fa­cil­i­ties (SSF), among oth­ers.

The law aims to en­sure man­age­ment guid­ance, as­sis­tance, and im­prove­ment of the work­ing con­di­tions of en­ter­prises, and fa­cil­i­tate mar­ket ac­cess and link­age ser­vices for en­trepreneurs.

Aside from these ser­vices, the Negosyo Cen­ter can also ac­cept and fa­cil­i­tate busi­ness name regis­tra­tion ap­pli­ca­tions.

In Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal, six Negosyo Cen­ters were opened this year. These are in Bi­nal­ba­gan, Cadiz City and Es­calante City, San En­rique, Pon­teve­dra and Tal­isay City.

Last year, eight other Negosyo Cen­ters were opened in the prov­ince. These are in Is­abela, Hi­noba-an, La Castel­lana, Cauayan, E.B. Ma­ga­lona, Hi­ma­may­lan, Bago City, and Si­palay City.

In 2016, the eighth Negosyo Cen­ter in the prov­ince was un­veiled in Hini­garan town. Oth­ers that opened that year are those in the cities of Ba­colod, San Car­los, Vic­to­rias, and La Car­lota.

The Ne­gros First Negosyo Cen­ter at the Pro­vin­cial Capi­tol Com­plex in Ba­colod City was opened in 2015 along with those in the cities of Ka­bankalan and Sa­gay.

The 22 Negosyo Cen­ters in Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal form part of 1,000 cen­ters es­tab­lished na­tion­wide.

Tu­pas said the “recog­ni­tion” will mo­ti­vate the four Negosyo Cen­ters to fur­ther im­prove the ser­vices in their re­spec­tive lo­cal­i­ties.

“We are en­cour­ag­ing other Negosyo Cen­ters in the prov­ince to strate­gize so they can also cater to more stake­hold­ers es­pe­cially MSMES,” he added.*

SUN­STAR FILE

FOUR Negosyo Cen­ters in Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal are among the coun­try’s top per­form­ing fa­cil­i­ties.

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