The Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship – Go Negosyo and the Department of Trade and Industry organized the SME Negosyo Caravan in Nueva Vizcaya on September 10, 2012 at the Ammungan Hall of the Capital Compound in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya.
The program was jumpstarted with the doxology and the national anthem by the Nueva Vizcaya State University (NVSU) Voices and Graces followed by the welcome remarks given by Atty. Edu Balgos, Provincial Administrator of Nueva Vizcaya.
Meantime, the entrepreneurs’ forum called ‘Pilipinas Now is Our Time’ followed shortly. The panel was composed of the couple Mr. Bong andMs. Donna Jiao of XC Manufacturing; Ms. Antuza Refalde of Kalinga Brew and Nueva Vizcaya’s very own: Mr. Willie Laygo of Wrap and Roll; Mrs. Imelda Arconeda of Imelda’s Special Bibingka; and Mrs. Linda Pascua of ER Pascua Furniture Shop.
The afternoon session was dedicated to plenary lectures by Go Negosyo Angelpreneurs and resource speakers: Mr. Paulo Tibig (Mangarap, Magsikap, Magtagumpay: Discovering the Entrepreneurial Character and Tips on Spotting Business Opportunities), Ms. Mylene Abiva(Produkto at Serbisyong Patok: Basics of Product Development and Strategic Marketing for MSMEs), Mr. Victor Madlangbayan (The Essentials of Business Finance and Business Planning) and Mr. Rafael Canare (Learning Franchising).
Dr. John Palina, VP for Administration of St. Mary’s University and Chairperson of the Nueva Vizcaya Provincial MSMED Council, closed the affair attended by over a hundred aspiring and practicing entrepreneurs from the province. – JPCU