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The DTI VI eyes establishing at least 19 Negsoyo Centers this year.

These centers will be distributed in the following provinces: Aklan and Capiz with one (1) centers each, Antique with seven (7), Guimaras with two (2), Iloilo with five (5), and Negros Occidental will have three (3) more centers.

The NCs provide services to micro, small and medium enterprise (MSMEs), such as business mentoring services, information on market and access to funding. The centers are expected to bring in business opportunities to communities and countryside development.

It likewise has a special lane for Overseas Filipino Workers to provide them or their families the options of learning entrepreneurship and pursue business undertakings. At present, there are already 68 NCs established in Region VI.

The launching of NCs are in line with Republic Act No. 10644 or the Go Negosyo Act which aims to help MSMEs, promote ease of doing business, facilitate access to grants and other forms of financial assistance to MSMEs and provide access to other facilities or equipment.

The law also indicates support for MSMEs through national government agencies, easier business registration, provision of management guidance, improved working conditions, and facilitation of market access and linkage services for entrepreneurs.♦