Go Negosyo Goes to Bohol, Trains Barangay Leaders with CFL, DTI

April 19th, 2012


The Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship – Go Negosyo, Center for Future Leadership and the Department of Trade Industry conducted the Visayas run of the 1st Negosyo sa Barangay Entrepreneurship Development Program last April 12 to 15, at Bohol Tropics Resort in Tagbilaran City, Bohol. The triumvirate partnership, the first of its kind, aims to empower barangay officials including the Sangguniang Kabataan, to be enterprising either to start their own business ventures that will help their respective barangays or to empower their constituents to start a business.

As a program partner, Go Negosyo fielded several of its Angelpreneurs and helped in the training design and rollout. Among the Angelpreneurs who shared their expertise to the participants were as follows:

Mr. Ardy Roberto,(Who is an Entrepreneur?),
Dean Pax Lapid,(Business Basics: From Inception to Conception to Expansion),
Mr. Carlo Calimon, (Micro-Entrepreneurship),
Mr. Michael Angelo Lobrin, (Prospects of a Nation of Entrepreneurs), and
Mr. Reuel Virtucio.


Mr. Ramon Lopez, Executive Director of Go Negosyo, also lectured on marketing strategies in the barangay, aside from delivering an opening address. He challenged the participants to get much learning that they can from the training, not only for themselves but for their constituents. He highlighted the importance of the role that they play in the grassroots level in empowering our kababayan, and contributing to nationbuilding in general. There were 414 barangay officials who participated in the four-day entrepreneurship training.

There were 414 barangay officials who participated in the four-day entrepreneurship training.



The Luzon run of the 1st Negosyo sa Barangay training was held in Baguio last November 16 to 19, 2011 at the Teachers’ Camp. The Mindanao run is scheduled from April 19 to 22 in Samal Island, Davao. Meanwhile, the second run of the Negosyo sa Barangay training, the level up version, is scheduled to happen in Palawan (Luzon), Boracay (Visayas) and Camiguin (Mindanao).

Interested parties may contact CFL at (02) 383-3154. JPCU