Chinese Investors from Longrich and the Government of the People’s Republic of China went back to China right after visiting the RILSIUKSNB in Puerto Princesa Palawan to take a look at site for investments bringing with them good news from the RILSIUKSNB.
The visitors, Cai Zuwei, Wang Yungang, Li Bin, Prince Lim, Kim Soon, Liu Lijun, Datu Wee Mun, Prince Xiong, you Kiong, Princess Maica Forio met with Palawan officials particularly Puerto Princesa City Mayor Lucilo Bayron.
The Chinese with some Malaysian also invited by the RILSIUKSNB are glad that the LGU and NGO in the country worked hand in hand in promoting the city and the Province of Palawan either for tourism or for investment purposes.
Her Majesties Queen Maria Makiling Helen Fatima Nasaria Panolino Abdurajak and Raja Mohammad Ghamar Mamay Hassan Abdurajak who had invite them to visit also were the one sending them off but the Chinese says that after Chinese New Year Celebrations in China they will be back to finalized the investment plans./// Maryam jannah balaguer
Digitalization Para sa Mahirap!
Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo Founder Joey Concepcion supports the digitalization of micro, small and medium enterprises through the help of digital platforms.
In a statement, PA Joey Concepcion said, “In support of the President’s goal of inclusive growth, we have to also be open for new digital platforms that would support the growth of our micro and small entrepreneurs. Digital transformation is the next revolution and will democratize the market, ensuring inclusivity and prosperity for all.”
Last January 9, 2019, Concepcion met with digital pioneers such as Grab, Lazada, Shopee, Angkas, Gawin, Lalamove, and Honestbee, to discuss their platforms’ services and the digitalization efforts for MSMEs. The meeting was also attended by business organization leaders of Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Makati Business Club; Management Association of the Philippines; and ASEAN Business Advisory Council PH and Go Negosyo.
The Office of Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship has been in talks with business organizations that are part of the Pilipinas Angat Lahat Alliance and digital market platforms. This is the start of a more concrete collaboration that would eventually lead to a bigger group of money and market digital players for the benefit of micro and small entrepreneurs.
During the discussion, one major concern was addressed, which was the need for a better framework and a governing body that could help regularize and monitor these platforms and their partner-members. Concepcion reiterated the need for further collaboration between government and these digital players, to ensure safety, security and proper regulation of their processes and services.
Poverty remains to be a problem in the country, but these platforms, according to Concepcion, are opening up opportunities, providing Filipinos access to different livelihoods through its different markets. Angkas, one such example, is not only providing motorcycle owners a means to earn as service providers, but is offering a real solution to the transportation problem. Unfortunately, a temporary restraining order has been issued, prohibiting Angkas from operating. “I think greater dialogue is needed between the government and these digital players – to clarify concerns, bridge misunderstanding, and to help in policy-making. These types of businesses, which provide real solutions and help Filipinos become small-time entrepreneurs – should be supported!”
Concepcion is hopeful that the TRO will be lifted for the benefit of all. “I am glad that Sec. Art Tugade is forming a committee to work things out. The rejection of Go Jek should be reconsidered, because the more market platforms that are open, the better it is for the consumers and the small entrepreneurs. This will actually help increase the salaries of house-helpers, drivers, and other skilled people as they have the opportunity to be their own bosses. This is one way of fast-tracking the goal of inclusivity in this country.”
In closing, Concepcion said, “I am glad that our business chambers believe that digitalization is the game-changer in poverty reduction. Together with the rest of the private sector, we would like to influence and educate more Filipinos about digitalization. This is the 4th Industrial Revolution and this is where we are all headed. We should empower more people to go digital, embrace the change, and continue to enjoy the convenience, efficiency and effectivity of these platforms.
“With this, I can say that digitalization is pro-poor where people from low-income communities can benefit and achieve prosperity!”
GO SUPPORTS GO Towards MSME Development
Former Special Assistant to the President Bong Go fully pledges support to Go Negosyo’s goal of MSME Development. In Go Negosyo’s Mentor Me On Wheels which happened last January 29, 2019 in SM Megamall, Go commits to helping micro entrepreneurs scale up through facilitating ease of doing business.
“Napakalaking tulong itong programang ito (Mentor Me On Wheels) ni PA Joey Concepcion para sa mga maliliit na negosyo at negosyante. Mahalaga para sa akin ang kabuhayan ng ating mga kababayan lalo na ang mga micro, small at medium enterprises. Sinusuportahan ko ang mga kababayan natin na nagnanais na magtayo ng negosyo upang maiangat ang sarili at ang pamilya. I am really honored to speak before you and to be invited here at Mentor Me. Asahan ninyo na patuloy nating susuportahan ang programa ng Go Negosyo. Papalawigin natin ang pagkakaroon ng libreng seminar at training gaya ng adbokasiya ng Go Negosyo.” Former SAP Bong Go highlighted.
Go is a firm supporter of the advocacies of Go Negosyo. Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship added: “The President’s mandate is to support inclusivity most especially the growth of micro and small entrepreneurs. Bong Go is one of the reasons why our programs on entrepreneurship for the past three years has been supported by President Duterte. Basically the private sector and the government partnering together in helping our MSMEs in the Philippines is in the President’s heart towards the success of all. Bong Go serves as an instrument in bringing prioritizing and highlight inclusive growth for entrepreneurs.”
Go also attended the Mentor Me On Wheels held in Davao last July 2018 wherein he also met with aspiring and existing microentrepreneurs. He has also attended most of the entrepreneurship programs with President Duterte.
This Mentor Me On Wheels is a free 1-on-1 mentoring session for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs. In this special session, Go Negosyo partnered with two of the biggest franchising organizations in the country – Philippine Franchise Association and Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc. Apart from this, 120 franchise owners from PFA and AFFI joined the mentoring session on franchising and shared knowledge to more than 600 aspiring and existing entrepreneurs and franchisees.
PA Joey Concepcion was joined by Amb. Philippe J. Lhuillier, Philippine Ambassador to Spain; Jean Henri Lhuillier, President and CEO of Cebuana Lhuillier; Henry Lim Bon Liong, CEO of SL Agritech Corp.; Johnlu Koa, Founder of French Baker and more than 100 franchise owners such as Samie Lim, Chairman Emeritus of PFA; Dr. Alan Escalona, Chairman of PFA, and CEO of Fruit Magic; Richard Sanz, President of PFA and President of Bibingkinitan; Joyce Co Yu, President of AFFI and Owner of Trueblends Tea and Coffee; Eric Caeg, Chairman of AFFI and President & CEO of RAP Training and Marketing Services; and Jorge Wieneke, Vice President of AFFI and President and CEO of Tokyo Tempura.
Go Negosyo’s Mentor Me On Wheels aims to complete 30 roll outs this year to expand its reach to more Filipino entrepreneurs around the country.
Through MMOW and Mentor Me Online — the mobile application for mentoring, Go Negosyo and its partner, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), introduce mentors to micro and small entrepreneurs, and offers technical know-how and practical entrepreneurship strategies.
Banner Photo 1: Go Negosyo held the first Mentor Me On Wheels in franchising today
January 29, 2019 at the SM Megamall Event Center. This first roll out of MMOW this
2019 featured franchise owners from two of the biggest franchising organizations in
the country – Philippine Franchise Association and Association of Filipino
Franchisers Inc. Joining the event are Johnlu Koa (French Baker), Henry Lim Bon
Liong (SL Agritech), Eric Caeg (AFFI), Joyce Co-Yu (AFFI), P.A. Joey Concepcion,
former Special Assistant to the President Bong Go, Samie Lim (PFA), Richard Sanz
(PFA), Amb. Philippe Lhuillier, Jorge Wieneke (AFFI), and Jean Henri Lhuillier
Photo 2 (crowd):More than 100 franchise owners mentored 600 mentees during the first
Mentor Me On Wheels focused on franchising.
Solo Photos:-Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion mentoring a
couple who has a small business. – Amb. Philippe Lhuillier and Samie Lim together
with a mentee.-AFFI President Joyce Co-Yu -PFA President Richard Sanz