BALANGA CITY, Bataan – Newly-established businesses in Bataan are expected to bring forth a total investment of P605 million in the first quarter of 2019.
The local office of Department of Trade and Industry reported over the weekend that the new business name registrants for the past four months totaled 2,611 of which 1,305 are engaged in trading, 1,162, services; 90, manufacturing; and 54, agriculture.
The new businesses are expected to hire or had already hired 5,070 employees.
Nelin Ocson Cabahug, provincial director of DTI, said the total number of Barangay Micro Business Enterprises (BMBE) was 57. The BMBEs are part of nine
“Negosyo Centers” which have been strengthened by the DTI through a series of seminars. “The good news is we have helped a lot of business-minded folks put up their businesses,” Ms. Cabahug said.
The DTI also reported that it has issued accreditation to 126 repair shops and have received and resolved 35 consumer complaints from various parts of the province.