Activity: DTI Negosyo Seminar para sa Marawi
Date: 30 January 2018
Venue: MSU-IIT Gym, Iligan City
Participants: Over 1,500 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Of Marawi
Sponsoring Agency / Organization / Institution:
1. Department of Trade and Industry
2. Lanao Muslim Youth Association
3. College of Business Administration & Accountancy, MSU-IIT

With the destruction that Marawi City is experiencing, the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are now asking on how they can recover from the devastation brought about by the war or how they can regain and begin their lives again.

The Task Force Bangon Marawi Sub-Committee on Business and Livelihood (TFBM-SCBL) headed by the Department of Trade and Industry continuously creates initiatives to allow the effective rehabilitation of the people of Marawi. Member-agencies are TESDA, DOLE, DSWD, DA, DAR, DENR, DOST, OPAPP and other international and local national organizations (INGOs/NGOs) and civil society organization (CSOs).

The “TF Bangon Marawi” programs initiated by the various government agencies are interventions in response to the clamor of the IDPs in helping them rebuild Marawi City and alleviate the lives of the affected families, not only in Marawi City but also in nearby municipalities.

Interventions include livelihood programs like conduct of trainings: skills training by TESDA and entrepreneurial trainings by DTI; provision of starter kits (DTI/TESDA); other livelihood projects from above-named agencies and financing assistance from SB Corporation.

The DTI Negosyo Seminar para sa Marawi is one of the entrepreneurial trainings that will help the IDPs, businessmen or not:
1. To develop the correct mindset and the livelihood opportunities they can engage in; to identify related interventions such as marketing and product development for IDPs businesses;
2. To further improve the recovery of IDPs with the delivery of seminar and information regarding proposed loan programs/grants.

The pool of speakers are considered experts of their own fields:
1. Dr. Francisco “Dean Pax” E. Lapid
a. Chairman of SPAC Information Technology, Inc. – provider of IT business solutions and systems developer in US
b. Acclaimed as one of the professional speakers and business consultants in the Philippines
c. AMEN Pioneer mentor of the Phil. Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE) Foundation, Inc. Go Negosyo
d. Dean of Entrepreneurship Circle of Bo Sanchez’s Truly Rich Club
e. An Adjunct faculty of Asian Institute of Management (AIM)
f. Has a passion to become an instrument of change for others, a founding mentor of LEAD MORE Development Center, a learning organization created by mentors who design, develop and deliver entrepreneurship frameworks with the purpose of prospering entrepreneurs and professionals on the way to mastery.

2. Armand Quismoro Bengco
a. Hosts GMA News TV’s and Light Network’s Possibilities with Francisco Colayco and RHTV’s Seminar School Plus
b. Currently, the Manager of Colayco Foundation and KsK Cooperative, a multi-purpose investment cooperative
c. Part of the GoNegosyo-Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship
d. Member of the Board of Directors of OWN Equity Mutual Fund of Metrobank Group, One Wealthy Nation, and other 4 corporations.
3. Paulo M. Tibig
a. One of the sought after and celebrated motivational speaker who earned the moniker of “#EntrepChamp” because of his business knowledge and wisdom.
b. A regular resource person in National TV and Radio
c. Also known as “a man who walks the talk”
d. 2014 ASEAN Business Award Philippines, Young Entrepreneur Award

This Negosyo Seminar para sa Marawi is organized by DTI in collaboration with the Lanao Muslim Youth Association (LMYA) and the College of Business Administration and Accountancy (CBAA) of MSU-IIT.