Former National Competitiveness Council Co-chair Bill Luz, DTI Undersecretary Rowel Barba, and PA Joey Concepcion discussed the Government mindset in facilitating ease of doing business in the National MSME Summit 2018.

In continuing our advocacy to help micro, small, and medium entrepreneurs, we supported Secretary Mon Lopez and the Department of Trade and Industry’s National MSME Development Summit last July 10 at the ASEAN Convention Center, Clark, Pampanga. As the vice chair of the National MSMED Council, it is my duty to be part of this momentous gathering of mentors and micro and small entrepreneurs.

I joined the forum with DTI Undersecretary Rowel Barba to discuss the government mindset in facilitating the ease of doing business. The private sector is one with the government in creating a healthy entrepreneurship environment for all Filipinos.

President Rodrigo Duterte also graced the summit and discussed the ease of doing business in his speech. Implementing stricter regulations in providing business permits and other documents will really encourage our MSMEs to pursue entrepreneurship.

We also had a free one-on-one mentoring session alongside the plenary. We brought Mentor Me on Wheels and more than 100 mentees were mentored by Henry Lim Bon Liong, William Belo, Sec. Lopez and 60 mentors on-site.

We brought mentorship to the MSMEs in Clark, where I personally mentored Marites Clareza, the owner of Lifer Zest, which sells products that promote hair growth.

I was also joined by Sec. Mon in launching the Mentor Me mobile application. Through this latest development, we connect mentors with their mentees at their most convenient time and location. It is available for download in the Google Play Store.

All these efforts are being done to help President Duterte realize his vision for every Filipino to prosper in an inclusive economy.

PA Joey Concepcion shared how the government and private sector enable MSMEs in the Philippines.


RJ Ledesma hosted the National MSME Development Summit 2018.


Go Negosyo mentors Paulo Tibig, Jorge Wieneke and Dean Pax Lapid together with Pablo “Chef Boy” Logro, and Cong. Peter Unabia.


PA Joey Concepcion and Sec. Ramon Lopez together with mentors during the National MSME Summit 2018.


President Rodrigo Duterte at the 2018 National MSME Development Summit.


DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez showcased the top local products to President Duterte, Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, and PA Joey Concepcion.


President Duterte appreciated the exhibits in the Go Lokal area.


DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez at the National MSME Summit 2018.


DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez and PA Joey Concepcion officially launched the Mentor Me Mobile Application.


DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez and PA Joey Concepcion have been partners in advocating for MSME development in the Philippines.


Gabby Cui, Carlo Calimon, Paulo Tibig, Vix Madlangbayan, Jorge Wieneke, Sec. Ramon Lopez, PA Joey Concepcion, Dean Pax Lapid, and Jenny Wieneke.


Forum 2 panelists with Sec. Ramon Lopez and PA Joey Concepcion. Panelists include: Jorge Wieneke, Chef Boy Logro, Paulo Tibig, Cong. Peter Unabia, and Dean Pax Lapid.


PA Joey Concepcion, Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, President Rodrigo Duterte, Sec. Ramon Lopez, and Cong. Peter Unabia.


Members of the National MSME Development Council together with President Rodrigo Duterte, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Cong. Peter Unabia.


Session 5 panelists with Sec. Ramon Lopez. Panelists include Flordeliza Leong, Clarke Nebrao, Josiah Go, Usec. Nora Terrado, Maria Franchesca Tan, Willy Arcilla, Raymond Alimurung, and Mark Joseph Panganiban.


More than 100 mentees were mentored in the fourth leg of Mentor Me on Wheels.


Paulo Tibig, PA Joey Concepcion, Henry Tenedero, Roman Buyson, and Sec. Ramon Lopez.


60 mentors volunteered to the free one-on-one negosyo mentorship.


Pruds Garcia, PA Joey Concepcion, Sec. Ramon Lopez, Paulo Tibig, Henry Tenedero and Alex Flores.


PA Joey Concepcion mentored Marites Lareza, owner of Lifer Zest, which sells health and wellness products.


DTI Secretary Mon Lopez joined the one-on-one mentoring session in the fourth leg of Mentor Me on Wheels in Clark, Pampanga.


Wilcon Depot’s William Belo also mentored a micro entrepreneur during the Mentor Me On Wheels Pampanga.


SL Agritech’s Henry Lim Bon Liong also joined the mentoring session.


PA Joey Concepcion with mentee Marites Lareza.


PA Joey Concepcion with mentee Marites Lareza.


PA Joey Concepcion with mentor Alexander Pasia.


PA Joey Concepcion with Mylene Abiva, Henry Lim Bon Liong, and Sandy Montano.


PA Joey Concepcion with the student volunteers from Holy Angel University and mentor Alex Pasia.


More than 60 entrep-mentors joined in the one-on-one mentoring session.