Opening of the 66th Negosyo Center in Region 1

True to its commitment to ease doing business and help micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), the Department of Trade and Industry Region 1, thru its provincial office in Pangasinan, inaugurated the Negosyo Center (NC) Burgos on 9 September 2021.

The NC Burgos is a model B facility that has a reception area, consultation and meeting room. It is strategically located at the Municipal Hall compound to accommodate all business registrants and other clients. The launching program was graced by Regional Director (RD) Grace Falgui-Baluyan, Assistant RD Daria R. Mingaracal, Provincial Director (PD) Natalia Dalaten, Mayor of Burgos local government unit (LGU) Ronald Ngayawan, Sangguniang Bayan Members and Alaminos City Councilor Apple Bacay.

Opening of the 66th Negosyo Center in Region 1

The enactment of Republic Act No. 10644, also known as the Go Negosyo Act, fortified the policy of the State to foster national development, promote inclusive growth and reduce poverty by encouraging the development of MSMEs. This law provides for the establishment of Negosyo Centers under the supervision of the MSME Development Council, which shall encourage public-private partnerships in the establishment and management of said centers.

On her message, Dir. Baluyan reiterated that one of the goals of the Negosyo Center is to bring the government services closer to the people especially in the countryside. “The establishment of Negosyo Center will encourage more enterprises to register or scale-up their businesses. We hope that this Negosyo Center will help make Burgos more prosperous.” she added.

As the core of DTI’s thrust towards promoting MSME growth and development, Negosyo Centers will be established in every province, city and municipality nationwide.To date, there are already 1,345 Negosyo Centers nationwide, 66 of which is in Region 1. A total of 15 additional NCs are targeted to launch in the region for this year.

Photo of the newly-built Negosyo Center

The Negosyo Centers provide the following basic services: business registration assistance; business advisory services; business information and advocacy; and monitoring and evaluation of business-process improvement. ♦

Date of Release: 10 September 2021