For this year alone, Negosyo Centers have provided business assistance to 915,675 entrepreneurs and registered 34,775 businesses as Barangay Micro Business Enterprises
On the first day, the Negosyo Center Business Counselors (NCBCs) of Aurora, Cabagan, Cauayan City, Cordon, Delfin Albano, Echague, City of Ilagan, Luna, Quirino, San Manuel, San Mariano, San Mateo, Roxas, and Tumauini simultaneously conducted an orientation on RA 9718 of 2002 also known as the "Barangay Micro Business Enterprises
(BMBE's) Act of 2002" in their respective areas.
DTI provincial director Edna Dizon said the facility would provide business advisory services, trainings, business name registration assistance, and registration for Barangay Micro Business Enterprises
, and would also serve as a display center, database center and venue for market matching activity.
The new wage rates would not cover domestic helps, or kasambahay, whose minimum wage requirement has been set by the Batas Kasambahay, or the Republic Act 10361, and the workers of establishments registered under the Barangay Micro Business Enterprises
(BMBE) Law and the Go Negosyo Act of 2013.
RA 9178 (Barangay Micro Business Enterprises
Act of 2002) and RA 9501 (Magna Carta for MSMEs, in 2008) were enacted during the Arroyo administration.
They are mandated to provide business advisory services and business information services as well as serve as OFW Assistance Desk, venue for SME Roving Academy capability building sessions, and application centers for Barangay Micro Business Enterprises
, Angeles added.
It, however, will not apply for kasambahay and persons employed in personal service of another, including family drivers and workers of Barangay Micro Business Enterprises
On the other hand, domestic helpers, persons employed in the personal service of another, including family drivers, and workers of duly-registered Barangay Micro Business Enterprises
are exempted from the wage order.
Some 75 registered barangay micro business enterprises
(BMBEs) from Esperanza, Sibagat and Bayugan City were gathered and oriented on how to avail of the privileges/exemptions that they are entitled to during a BMBE Orientation held recently at Meteor Garden, this city.
10644 or the Go Negosyo Act of 2014 is the initiative's basis to help with the growth and development of small businesses in the province through Negosyo Centers which would extend services like the processing of DTI Business Name Registration and application for Barangay Micro Business Enterprises
(BMBE) to various cities and municipalities.
It, however, will not apply to household service workers, family drivers and employees of registered Barangay Micro Business Enterprises
with certificate of authority.
Barangay Micro Business Enterprises
(BMBEs) are encouraged to register their businesses in Negosyo Centers near them and avail of government incentives, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Pangasinan said.