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Duterte adviser urges continued support for MSMEs

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Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion and President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (right) meet on June 15 in Mandaluyong City to discuss agenda on micro, small and medium enterprises*  Go Negosyo photo

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion has urged the next administration to continue the support for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

In a statement yesterday, Concepcion said he met with President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on June 15 in the latter’s headquarters in Mandaluyong City as he put forward his MSME agenda and suggested ways for the country to move out from the pandemic.

Concepcion said the meeting with the incoming Chief Executive was “meaningful and promising”, wherein they both agreed to support MSMEs to realize inclusive growth.

“Our MSMEs need access to money, market, and mentorship opportunities,” he said.

The adviser to outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte also shared how large corporations were able to include MSMEs in their value chain.

Moreover, Concepcion and Marcos also discussed how the country could move out from the COVID-19 pandemic by eventually lifting the state of public health emergency and removal of alert level system.

“I suggested to the President-elect that we should eventually have to plan how we can move out of a pandemic mindset to ensure our country’s economic growth,” the Go Negosyo founder added.

Concepcion is also optimistic that the next administration will closely work with the private sector in helping the growth of MSMEs and towards economic recovery.*PNA

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