The Department of Trade and Industry Region 4-A, in partnership with the Regional MSME Development Council, Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development (BSMED), Negosyo Center (NC) Project Management Unit, Office of the Governor- Province of Laguna, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI)-South Luzon, PCCI Laguna, and SB Corporation, will conduct the 5th Regional MSME Development Council (RMSMEDC) Conference to launch the Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP): Harnessing Our Own Resources for the Advancement of Youth (YEP-HOORAY) and the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) 2019-2023 signing between the DTI 4-A and PCCI South Luzon for the Shifting from Government-Led to Private Sector-Led Advocacy on Ethical Business Practices on 26 September 2019 at the Cultural Center of Laguna in Sta. Cruz.

The YEP is a nationwide program to help young Filipinos develop their entrepreneurial skills by offering them a comprehensive package of interventions. It supports the government’s growth agenda of doubling the number of entrepreneurs in the country by 2022, which will in turn, broaden the gains of economic development, address inequality, and uplift the quality of life of Filipinos, particularly the youth.

Moreover, the MOU 2019-2023 on the partnership of the DTI 4-A with the PCCI is set to transpire to take effect the change from government-led to stakeholder-led advocacy and to conduct consumer advocacy activities, especially in promoting ethical business practice consistent with the pertinent provisions of RA7394 or the Consumer Act of the Philippines.#iamDTIph


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