The concept behind Go Negosyo and Department of Trade and Industry’s Kapatid, Angat Lahat program is to link small entrepreneurs to big brother companies for the prosperity for all.
Just recently, in the National MSME Summit 2016 held in Davao, we had a town hall session with the Micro and Small entrepreneurs and big brother entrepreneurs such as Tessie Sy Coson (SM Investments); Feliciano Torres (Yazaki Torres); Manny Osmena (Manny O Group); Tennyson Chen (Bounty Fresh); William Belo (Wilcon Depot); Alice Eduardo (Sta. Elena Corporation); Rosalind Wee (W Group); Glenn Yu (Seaoil); George Barcelon (PCCI); Santi Araneta (LBC); and Sammy Uy (DIMDI).
We were also joined by Sen. Miguel Zubiri, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez, Labor Secretary Bebot Bello, Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol, and Cong. Joey Salceda.
Kris Aquino, who is an advocate of Go Negosyo and MSME development, moderated the engagement among micro and large entrepreneurs. She prepared well for the program, and even studied the profiles of the micro entrepreneurs and how they can be linked to the other entrepreneurs on stage.
Through this engagement, we were able to help the micro entrepreneurs get support and help from the big brothers.
Let me share some of the highlights from the town hall session.