The Department of Trade and Industry launched it mentorship program to bring Filipinos closer to inclusive growth.
Regional director CAR-DTI Myrna Pablo said small entrepreneurs will be offered technical and practical know-how on entrepreneurship through events in non-convenient and accessible locations.
“Tumulong si DTI at si GO NEGOSYO ng maliliit na businessmen na para lumaki pa sila para hindi lang ganun nalang yung size nila. Ang gusto kasi natin sa Cordillera in particular,” Pablo said.
150 mentees attended the 30- minute one-on-one mentoring from the pool of successful GO NEGOSYO mentors under the Mentor Me On Wheels project or MMOW.
MMOW also aims to expand the existing lineup of mentors who will share their expertise on becoming an entrepreneur, in line with the current administrative vision to capacitate micro-small business in boosting the Philippine economy.
President and CEO of French Baker and Chatime Johnlu Roa stated the importance of the fair is to be able to harness collective strength of business people with some coaching tips that can help future business people.
“This is already on going for the last five to six years and all idea is to be able to create the mindset change from creating wealth by being an employee, by being an entrepreneur’, I’m invoking the holy spirit to tell you through me, what will help you get out of your poverty. So whatever I will tell you is not my own creation, it’s not my own ownership,” Roa added.
The roll out was led by the former Mayor of Baguio Mauricio Domogan and director DTI CAR and joined by the president and CEO of the French baker and Chatime, Johnly koa and Gerard Escay, head of acquisitions Lazada and other mentors across Benguet and Manila. With reports from Nica Regalario, University of the Cordilleras intern