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SAN PEDRO CITY, LAGUNA – The Department of Trade and Industry – Laguna Provincial Office (DTI-Laguna) through its Negosyo Center San Pedro City, in partnership with the Office of the Vice Mayor of San Pedro City, Laguna, conducted a webinar on Financing Programs for MSMEs during Pandemic Times via Zoom on 27 May.

The seminar was attended by a total of 61 registered Zoom participants including the resource speakers, Office of the Vice Mayor staff, and DTI-Laguna team. The event was participated by four financial speakers: Ms. Charmaine Cuya from BPI Business Banking, Ms. Herwillians Rosal from BPI Philam, Ms. Rona A. Angulo from Small Business Corporation (SB Corp.), and Ms. Benedict Carandang from First Circle.

The objective of the seminar was to help micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) bounce back from the pandemic brought by the COVID-19, through enlightening the MSMEs that there are government agencies and private institutions that are ready to provide assistance in the form of loan and employee’s insurance with zero to very minimal interest rates and better payment terms for a certain period of time. The minimum requirements and qualifications were also discussed in order for the MSMEs to assess whether their businesses will qualify.

In the end, speakers from different financing institutions provided their contact details and websites for MSMEs to directly contact them for inquiries and clarifications. Together, everyone hopes that every business survives this pandemic.♦

Date of Release: 11 June 2021