The DTI-Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development (BSMED)and the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PRDF) will capacitate micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to ensure them for a continued and timely delivery of goods and services even when calamities strike.

“Having a business continuity plan (BCP) ensures sustainability of an MSME despite disruptions,” said DTI-6 Asst. Reginal Director Ermelinda P. Pollentes.

The DTI-6 initiated for the conduct of a three-day seminar workshop entitled, Promoting Business Continuity and Resilience for MSMEs in Region 6, aimed to increase awareness on Business Continuity Management (BCM) and Disaster Risk Reduction Management.

The activity will engage MSMEs in developing plans and strategies on how to continue business operation and increase preparedness in the delivery of services in the midst of disaster and calamities – and, eventually sustaining income and preventing loses and other damages.

DTI-6 Regional Director Rebecca M. Rascon said that the activity will help capacitate MSMEs to be resilient during national calamities and disasters and embed in their respective organization the culture of having a strategic BCM.

The seminar workshop will be conducted on 20-22 March 2019.♦

Date of release: 21 March 2019