A BUSINESS top official stressed Friday that the city's business sector is 90 percent composed of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

This as Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCII) president Robert Quinto invites the city's MSME entrepreneurs to participate in the MSME Development week set to begin on Monday.

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"Talagang malaki ang contribution nila sa income generation. This week-long activity is mainly focused on teaching them, making them stronger in their engagement in business," Quinto said on television.

The MSME Development week is themed "Negosyo, Landas Tungo sa Kaunlaran," which will be launched during the flag raising rite on Monday headed by Mayor Sara Duterte outside the City Hall.

"We have long planned for this. We are encouraging those with small businesses especially those with big ideas to come and participate our trainings and seminars. This will be for free so really want to reach all MSMEs to come and participate," Quinto said.

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Davao Region, a partner of DCCCII in the event, also extended their invitation to MSME entrepreneurs.

There will be exhibit booths at the City Council building and at the NCCC Mall activity center in Matina, DTI-Davao City Director Teolulo Pasawa said during Kapihan sa PIA media forum.

"We will be providing service seminars, trainings, and awarding of the most outstansing MSMEs here," he added.

Quinto and Pasawa also stressed that participating in the activities will give the MSME entrepreneurs opportunities to get new ideas to improve their businesses.

"There will be information on the food processing industry in the city, there will be seminar on food-related concerns," Pasawa said.

"Bisan kinsa pwede muadto. Especially mga nawadan ug trabaho, OFWs nga nibalik diri, housewives gusto magnegosyo nga home-based (Anyone can come, especially those who have lost their jobs, overseas Filipino workers who have come back to their homes, or housewives who want to start their businesses at their homes)," Quinto said.

"Pinakagwapo is kung sila start ug negosyo sila hatag employment dili kay sila ang mangita ug trabaho (What's best in creating your own business is you provide employment for other people rather than looking for a job yourself)," he added. (Jade C. Zaldivar)