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MisOcc LGU, DTI strengthen collab to support MSMEs

by Shaine Mae R. Nagtalon

OROQUIETA, Misamis Occidental (PIA)–The Provincial Government of Misamis Occidental, together with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Misamis Occidental, convened local chief executives in the province to support the growth of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and improve their access to finance.

In a consultative meeting held at the Asenso Misamis Occidental Sports and Cultural Center on April 28, DTI and the province collaborated on better services and programs for all Misamisnons.

Provincial Governor Henry Oaminal stressed that this is part of their determination to enforce their program that supports the growth of MSMEs in developing their businesses and offers skills training to barangays whose constituents are eager to establish their own businesses.

He conveyed that he wanted to improve entrepreneurs’ access to finance and find innovative solutions to unlock sources of capital.

The governor has also underscored that the program of DTI has been a significant help in realizing the province’s ultimate vision, which is “Misamisnon Magpuyong Malinawon, Malambuon ug Malipayon (Misamisnon living peacefully, progressively, and happily),” and achieving the vision of his main initiative, dubbed Asenso Misamis Occidental, which has been gearing towards the development and satisfaction of his entire locality.

“Magpuyong Malambuon is interrelated with Magpuyong Malipayon, although given to the business statistics nga mulambo ang negosyo ug ang ekonomiya kung ang lugar peaceful. Ang mga katawhan magpuyong malinawon kung ang mga katawhan magpuyong malambuon. So, if we were able to have a strong economy, ang pagpuyo sa mga Misamisnon [will be] above the poverty line,” he said.

As such, Oaminal underpinned his support for the DTI’s lined-up efforts, emphasizing that if the government supports more enterprises, a positive change in the economy would then be guaranteed.

Meanwhile, DTI Provincial Director Luz Galda presented the DTI’s programs and services.

Galda shared that the DTI’s twin mandate of enabling business and empowering consumers can be successfully implemented with consultation and collaboration between the DTI and local government units (LGUs).

“Hand in hand, we will work together for the MSMEs to ascend to higher levels of the business ladder and increase their number for the economic expansion and resilience of the entire province, while at the same time protecting and educating consumers,” the provincial director said.

The topics discussed were the DTI programs, business development programs, MSMED program, consumer protection program, and small business corporation (SBC) program. (SMRN/PIA-10/Misamis Occidental)

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