Go Negosyo Inks Partnership with PCCI for a Mentoring Program for MSMEs

June 28th, 2016

The Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship – Go Negosyo and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industries (PCCI) sealed their partnership last June 19, 2016 in Davao for the Go Negosyo Mentor Me program.

The Go Negosyo Mentor Me program is aimed at helping micro and small entrepreneurs scale up their businesses through the coaching and mentoring of business owners, practitioners, and experts on different areas of entrepreneurship. This is a flagship program of Go Negosyo, in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry and Office of Sen. Bam Aquino, and other institutional partners such as PCCI.

Go Negosyo Founder Joey Concepcion said that this partnership with PCCI will boost the Go Negosyo advocacy of helping MSMEs to a higher platform.

In the photo: PCCI President George Barcelon, Incoming DOF Secretary Carlos Dominguez, Go Negosyo Executive Director and Incoming DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez, Go Negosyo Adviser for MSME Development Merly Cruz and Go Negosyo Special Projects Consultant Vix Madlangbayan.

In the photo: PCCI President George Barcelon, Incoming DOF Secretary Carlos Dominguez, Go Negosyo Executive Director and Incoming DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez, Go Negosyo Adviser for MSME Development Merly Cruz and Go Negosyo Special Projects Consultant Vix Madlangbayan.

“With PCCI as an institutional partner of Go Negosyo for Mentor Me Program, we can assure that the program will reach more MSMEs in different parts of the country. There will be more entrep-mentors who can provide the needed guidance and support for MSMEs to level up”, Concepcion said.

Among the present attendees are: Go Negosyo’s Executive Director and incoming Department of Trade and Industry secretary Ramon Lopez, Adviser for MSME Development and incoming Go Negosyo Executive Director Merly Cruz, and Special Programs Consultant Vix Madlangbayan; and PCCI’s President George Barcelon, Donald Dee, and PCCI’s officials and members.

Apart from the signing ceremony, a special dinner was hosted by PCCI with their local and national officers and members and other incoming cabinet members such as Carlos Dominguez, incoming Department of Finance; and Ernesto Pernia, incoming National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) chief.

Incoming DOF Secretary Carlos Dominguez said that with these partnerships and consultation meetings, the government allows members of the community to contribute to the programs the government can implement.

“We believe that good governance requires a lot of discussions, meaningful discussions, on how the government can best serve our communities,” Dominguez added.

Incoming NEDA chief Ernesto Pernia shared that one of President Duterte’s economic programs is the rural development which will help the disperse developments into the regions thus empowering the MSMEs in the provinces.

Go Negosyo’s Lopez, Cruz, and Madlangbayan participated in President-elect Duterte’s 10-point socio-economic agenda in the “Sulong Pilipinas” economic forum.