Negosyo Centers hosting LGU Business-One-Stop-Shops in Davao De Oro
True to to its purpose of promoting ease of doing business and facilitating access to services for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), the DTI-established Negosyo Centers in Davao De Oro province has been busy hosting the Business One Stop Shop (BOSS) held yearly by the LGUs to fast track the processing of business registration application.
While each business counselors assignedin the LGU-based Negosyo Centers in the province has been participating the yearly BOSS, the Negosyo Centers particularly in the municipalities of Compostela, Nabunturan, Maco, Maragusan and Pantukanis the venue for the one stop processing of business registration this year.
The first three weeks of January each year has been traditionally the period when the businesses in the cities and municipalities flock the LGU to register or renew for business permit. The BOSS is conducted wherein agencies and offices involve in the business registration, such as Licensing unit, Municipal Treasurers Office, Planning Office, Health, Bureau of Fire, DTI and other regulatory offices, are housed one area in the LGU to facilitate new business or renewal applications.
The Negosyo Centers (NC) in Davao De Oro, which adopted the Integrated Community Negosyo Center (InCoNeC) project developed by DTI Davao De Oro, incorporated the business permit and licensing services of the LGU where the NC is also located. This concept practically enabled LGUs to have the BOSS conducted not only during January but all year round in the Negosyo Centers.
The establishment of Negosyo Centers in each municipality is in adherence to Republic Act No. 10644 otherwise known as the “Go Negosyo Act”which seeks to strengthenMSMEs to create more job opportunities in the country. DTI Davao De Oro has so far established LGU-based Negosyo Centers in 9 of the 11 municipalities in the province. (KimEvangelio/DTICV)