By Helen Castaño | 09:10 PM October 12, 2022
The Abante Negosyo Caravan, the first caravan under the Aumentado-Balite administration, was held in the town of Lila on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022.
The provincial government of Bohol through the Bohol Economic Development and Investment Promotion Office (BEDIPO) organized the caravan held at the town’s gymnasium.
It was attended by nine government agencies such as Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Social Security System (SSS), Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Pag-ibig, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
According to BEDIPO, the said caravan has brought government services closer to the people by building business-friendly and competitive local government units in Bohol.
Gov. Aris Aumentado expressed his pleasure that the small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) sector’s desire to improve their business is complimentary to the provincial government’s moves to create a business-conducive atmosphere.
“Among panghingusgan nga tabangan ang mga SMEs kay nakatabang sila sa atong ekonomiya sa Bohol,” Aumentado addressed the crowd.
He said that these initiatives are meant to show them that they have the local government’s full support.
“For me, I am very much fulfilled and very happy nga karung adlawa gipahimutang ang Abante Negosyo Caravan especially nga naghinayhinay tag bakod gikan sa pandemya, sa bagyo ug kalamidad nga gisagubang diri sa lungsod sa Lila. It’s a very big opportunity for us,” said Mayor Jed Piollo.
The event was also attended by Board Member Jamie Aumentado Villamor, chairperson of the Committee on Trade and Industry.
“Nagpasalamaton ako sa mga nitambong nga nagpasabot aduna kamoy intensyon nga motabang sa pagtampo nga unsaon pag-abante sa atoang mga negosyo ug sa ekonomiya sa tibuok probinsya,” said Villamor who authored and sponsored an ordinance for micro, small and medium enterprises.
A short forum and business registration assistance followed.