Contributed by Mar Jay S. Delas Alas, PIA-Bataan
BALANGA CITY, Bataan – A total of 7,246 Bataeños were served by the seven Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Negosyo Centers in the province during the first semester of 2018.
These facilities are located in Balanga, Dinalupihan, Hermosa, Orani, Samal, Pilar and Bagac.
“We have served 92 persons with disabilities and 96 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in our Negosyo Centers which made business registration and consultation easier for them,” DTI Bataan Information Officer Teresita Magtanong said.
The establishment of Negosyo Centers is pursuant to Republic Act 10644 otherwise known as the Go Negosyo Act.
They are mandated to provide business advisory services and business information services as well as serve as OFW Assistance Desk, venue for Small and Medium Enterprises Roving Academy capability building sessions, and application centers for Barangay Micro Business Enterprises.
Negosyo Centers are established by DTI in partnership with local government units; Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Development Councils; and private stakeholders.