MSMEs to benefit if Bongbong wins in 2022, Go Negosyo founder says

25 March 2022

Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion is confident that presidential candidate Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos, Jr.'s economic plans and programs will be good for local Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) if he wins in the upcoming May 9, 2022, national elections.

Concepcion, a business tycoon and currently the Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship, said that Marcos is of one of the candidates who 'understands' how to develop the country's MSME sector.

"Judging from the platforms they have presented on Go Negosyo's KandidaTalks forum, both of them understand and prioritize the development of the MSME (micro, small and medium enterprises) sector," Concepcion said in a statement.

Marcos attended the GoNegosyo Kandidatalks last December 1, 2021, where he discussed rationalizing taxes and giving a portion of the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) to MSMEs, as well as creating credit rating scores for MSMEs.

During the event, Marcos  stressed the vital role MSMEs would play in our bid to recover from the effects of the Covid19 pandemic.

"People need jobs, and the biggest bang for our buck are the MSMEs.  The effect of any effort we have to help MSMEs will be felt immediately," Marcos said.

Marcos added that most MSMEs are under immense stress since many have depleted their savings or borrowed capital.

 He also broached the idea of having an ayuda for MSMEs in a similar vein with the 4Ps for indigent beneficiaries.

"Most people are willing to become entrepreneurs, but we find MSMEs in a difficult situation... If we have ayuda for individuals, we should have ayuda for MSMEs,"  Marcos Jr. added.

Concepcion added that the incoming administration should focus on developing MSMEs to address poverty and create prosperity for Filipinos.

"One of the biggest challenges that we face is the level of poverty in this country.  To create prosperity for every Filipino, MSMEs have to be among the top focus of the next administration," Concepcion pointed out.

Marcos and his running-mate vice-presidential bet Inday Sara Duterte are committed to continuing the Build, Build, Build program initiated by President Rodrigo Duterte.

The UniTeam is also espousing unity among Filipinos as the crucial first step towards recovery from the pandemic and urges everyone to join the movement they have called 'Kilusan ng Pagkakaisa' and help in nation-building.

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FILIPINO VERSION

Programa ni Bongbong para sa MSMEs, aprub kay Joey Concepcion

Kumpiyansa ang founder ng Go Negosyo na si Joey Concepcion na kapag nanalo si presidential frontrunner Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos, Jr. sa darating na eleksiyon sa Mayo 9, 2022, lalago ang mga lokal na Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) dahil sa kanyang mga inihandang programa.

Ayon pa kay Concepcion na isa ring business tycoon at kasalukuyang Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship, si Marcos ay isa sa mga kandidatong nakakaunawa kung paano papaunlarin ang sektor ng MSME ng bansa.

"Judging from the platforms they have presented on Go Negosyo's KandidaTalks forum, both of them understand and prioritize the development of the MSME (micro, small and medium enterprises) sector," sabi ni Concepcion sa isang pahayag.

Kung matatandaan, unang dumalo si Marcos sa GoNegosyo Kandidatalks noong Disyembre 2021, kung saan tinalakay niya ang rationalization ng mga buwis at pagbibigay ng bahagi ng Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) sa MSMEs, gayundin ang paglikha ng credit rating scores para sa MSMEs.

Binigyang-diin rin ni Marcos Jr. sa nasabing pagtitipon ang mahalagang papel na gagampanan ng MSMEs sa ating pagsisikap na makabangon mula sa negatibong epekto ng pandemyang Covid19.

"People need jobs, and the biggest bang for our buck are the MSMEs.  The effect of any effort we have to help MSMEs will be felt immediately," saad ni Marcos .

Idinagdag pa niya na karamihan ng mga negosyanteng may-ari ng mga MSMEs ay dumaranas ng matinding stress dahil naubos na ang ipon o baon sa utang dahil napilitang manghiram ng puhunan.

Maliban rito, isinusulong rin niya ang pagkakaroon ng ayuda para sa mga MSMEs katulad ng 4Ps na ipinamamahagi sa mga mahihirap na benepisyaryo.

"Most people are willing to become entrepreneurs, but we find MSMEs in a difficult situation... If we have ayuda for individuals, we should have ayuda for MSMEs,"  dagdag pa ni Marcos.

Concepcion added that the incoming administration should focus on developing MSMEs to address poverty and create prosperity for Filipinos.

Sinabi rin ni Concepcion na dapat tutukan ng papasok na administrasyon ang pagsuporta sa mga MSMEs upang matugunan ang kahirapan at mapaunlad ang buhay ng mga Pilipino.

"One of the biggest challenges that we face is the level of poverty in this country.  To create prosperity for every Filipino, MSMEs have to be among the top focus of the next administration," dagdag pa ni Concepcion.

Siniguro naman ni Marcos  at ng kanyang running-mate na si vice-presidential bet Inday Sara Duterte na ipapagpatuloy nila ang Build, Build, Build program na nasimulan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte.

Itinataguyod ng UniTeam ang pagkakaisa sa mga Pilipino bilang mahalagang unang hakbang tungo sa pagbangon mula sa pandemya at hinihimok ang lahat na sumali sa 'Kilusan ng Pagkakaisa' upang makatulong sa pagsasaayos ng bansa.

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