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Negosyo CenterMay 30, 2016. “Dalaguete is like a low lying fruit waiting to be harvested,” said DTI Regional Director Asteria C. Caberte. Also, as added by Mayor Ronnie, “Dalaguete could be Cebu’s gateway to Northern Mindanao.” Dalaguete’s trading activity and location, plays a vital important role making it to be the one of the 10 areas that the DTI will open “Negosyo Centers” this year.

Hence, the 3rd Negosyo Center is now officially launched here in Dalaguete following municipalities of Santa Fe and San Remegio. The Negosyo Center in Dalaguete is the sole center for the southern Cebu cluster, allowing entrepreneurs not only in the locality but also, for the neighboring towns to avail the services offered by the center.

The office blessing was headed by Rev. Fr. Aloysius Sanchez Alojipan together with DTI Regional Director Asteria Caberte, Mayor Ronnie Cesante, Vice Mayor Jeffrey Belciña, DTI Provincial Director Maria Elena Arbon, Cebu Provincial Investment and Promotion Officer Benjamin Joseph Yap, SB Members, Barangay Captains, Department Heads, and the micro, small and medium entrepreneurs of Dalaguete.

After the ceremonies, the Memorandum of Agreement for the establishment and operation of the  negosyo center was signed by the partner Agencies namely the DTI, DOLE, TESDA, DSWD, NEDA, DILG, DOST and the Local Government of Dalaguete.

The Negosyo center facilitates access to services for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Such as the registration and renewal of business name, BMBE (Barangay Micro Business Entrepreneurs) registration, counseling services such as product marketing and the like. For instance, processing for business name registration is guaranteed faster and shall be completed within 15 minutes.

Also, it shall provide the availment of technology transfer, production and management training programs and marketing assistance of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Science and Technology, Cooperative Development Authority, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and other agencies concerned.

All of this is made possible by Republic Act 10644 dubbed as the “Go Negosyo Act”, authored by Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino, an Act seeks to promote job generation and inclusive growth through the development of MSMEs in the country by the establishment of “Negosyo Centers” in all provinces, cities and municipalities.  

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