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Business leaders support Negosyo Centers as LGU Naga, DTI promise faster services

By Jason B. Neola

NEGOSYO CENTER. Naga City Mayor John Bongat (2nd from right) and DTI Regional Director Jocelyn Blanco (2nd from left), along with City Councilor Babet Lavadia (leftmost) and DTI CamSur Provincial Director Edna Tejada, formally open the Negosyo Center at Naga City Hall. The center is in support of "Go Negosyo Act" through which the city and the Department of Trade and Industry will provide support for business conceptualization, management, team-building, marketing, human resources, and many other aspects of maintaining small and medium businesses in the locality. CEPPIO PHOTO

NEGOSYO CENTERS represent a ray of hope for many who would be our partners to propel socio-economic growth.

This was revealed by Jeremie Lo, incoming vice-president of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) for South Luzon in his speech during the launching of a Go Negosyo Center at the provincial office here of the Department of Trade and Industry last Friday, November 27, this year.

On the same day, a similar facility was also launched at the Naga City Hall compound, which, according to Mayor John G. Bongat “will provide answer to queries on how to facilitate the establishment of business ventures.”

Bicol Business Month bares Halyao awardees for 2015

By Jason B. Neola

AN aggressive young businessman engaged in agricultural products distribution, gasoline and oil dealership, and auto sales and service and a young abaca furniture manufacturer and designer are among this year’s five successful awardees for the prestigious Halyao Awards, one of the culminating highlights of the highly successful Bicol Business Month that is about to wind up for its November edition this year.

The Bicol Business Month is an annual undertaking of the Metro Naga Chamber of Commerce and Industry with the the City Government of Naga as partner.

Joe Perez, Bicol Mail editor and Halyao Awards 2015 chairman, said that the members Board of Judges were pleased by the quality of nominees submitted this year to the Halyao Awards screening committee.

City, MNCCI open K-12 education summit

NAGA City Mayor John Bongat, President Gilbert Albero of the Metro Naga Chamber of and Industry (MNCCI), and Schools Division Superintendent William Gando of the DepEd Naga City Division Office Wednesday morning formally opened the Education Fair, another highlight activity of the ongoing Bicol Business Month, at the SM City Activity Center here.

The trio, along with MNCCI directors, Division school officials, City Councilor Nathan Sergio, teachers and students, witnessed the opening of the exhibits by participating schools and other supportive private companies.

Mayor Bongat lauded the school officials, well as the MNCCI, for taking the initiative in putting in the forefront the government’s K-12 and TVET programs. He said education is the foundation of good business and that the two must complement each other in plotting the country’s future by preparing the youth with proper knowledge and skills for them to become dynamic players in nation building.