Completing the first run of the Negosyo sa Barangay Entrepreneurship Development Program, Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship Go Negosyo conducted the Mindanao leg in Camp Holiday Resort, Samal Island in Davao from April 19 to 22. Negosyo sa Barangay is a project of the Center for Future Leadership, Department of Trade and Industry – Philippine Trade Training Center and Go Negosyo.
The entrepreneurship training was attended by 500 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Officials coming from different parts of Mindanao including Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Saranggani, to name just a few. Also in attendance were delegates from Luzon’s Mindoro.
Go Negosyo Angelpreneurs who served as resource speakers were Laugh with God Today’s author Mr. Michael Angelo Lobrin (Prospect of a Nation of Entrepreneurs), Salt and Light Ventures’ Mr. Ardy Roberto (Who is an Entrepreneur?), Go Negosyo 21 Steps to Start Your Own Business’ author Dean Pax Lapid (Business Basics: From Inception to Conception to Expansion), Go Negosyo’s Executive Director Mr. Ramon Lopez (Marketing Strategies in the Barangay), Punla sa Tao Foundation’s Vice President Mr. Reuel Virtucio (Wag Praning, Mag-Business Planning!), Let’s Go Foundation’s Executive Director Mr. Carlo Calimon (Microentrepreneurship), and Colayco Foundation for Education, Inc.’s Executive Director Mr. Armand Bengco (Practical Steps to Financial Freedom).
Other speakers included Manok Mabuhay Foundation’s Mr. Victor Madlangbayan (Empleyo o Negosyo?) and DTI Bureau of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development’s Management Services Division’s Officer-in-Charge Ms. Ma. Victoria Magkalas (Barangay Micro-Business Enterprise).
Likewise, entrepreneurship workshops which were aimed at engaging the participants were conducted by DTI PTTC alongside raffle draws and entertainment numbers by ASAP’s Princess Velasco and TV5’s Morisette Amon, and Gerald Santos.
The Samal training followed the Baguio and Bohol runs in Luzon and Visayas, completing the program on basics of entrepreneurship for Barangay and SK Officials. The Negosyo sa Barangay: Next Level is scheduled this year in Palawan (Luzon), Boracay Island (Visayas) and Camiguin Island (Mindanao).
For more information about the level up NSB training, you may get in touch with the Center for Future Leadership at (02) 383-3154. JPCU