Around 1,800 students from Misamis Occidental National High School participated in the Department of Trade and Industry of Misamis Occidental (DTI-MisOcc) Go Negosyo Summit for Senior High School students in Oroquieta City Gym, Misamis Occidental on 14 October 2017 with the theme, “Tala Magnegosyo para sa Mas Maasensong Nasud Pilipinhon.”
DTI MisOcc Provincial Caretaker Jane Tabucan said, ‘’In the future, we aspire to come up with activities of this magnitude to reach out and touch more lives in pursuit of a better life for everyone right here in the city of good life, Oroquieta.”
She added, “We likewise believe that an enterprising character is needed for Oroquieta to move forward, taking charge and making the most of your talents and resources.”
Meawhile, one of the speakers, former Governor of Misamis Occidental Loreto Leo Ocampos shared tips on business and becoming an entrepreneur.
Ocampos said, we should really join efforts in changing mindsets, equipping entrepreneurial-minded people with concepts, tools and strategies to excel and succeed in pursuing opportunities. Particularly the youth, they need to be encouraged and enticed to become entrepreneurs.
Victor Madlangbayan, the second speaker shared about Marketing, the action or business of promoting and selling products or services, including market research and advertising.
Entrepreneurship is personal because I believe that if you do what you love, things tend to fall in place, he said.
Meanwhile, Oroquieta City Vice Mayor Lemuel Acosta through reading the message of Senator Cynthia Villar said, “We have been promoting Entrepreneurship as one of the most effective tools to overcome poverty since it creates jobs, knowing that unemployment and underemployment are still the major problems in our country. I myself have transitioned from being an entrepreneur to becoming a social entrepreneur. I used my role as a public servant and legislator not only to advance the causes of social entrepreneurship, but also establish my own livelihood programs or social enterprises. I managed to realize my other advocacies- job creation and livelihood generation while pursuing another important advocacy, that of environment protection.”
She also urged the youth to consider agri- entrepreneurship because there are concerns raised the Philippine farmers are getting older, so we need the young generation interested in agriculture.
DTI MisOcc gathered the youth in a one day symposium to feature different informative and inspiring topics, which ranged from the negosyo basics to tips on youth concerns and interests.
This also served as a venue to inspire attitude change, to present entrepreneurship as an attainable career choice and means of living, and to teach basic concepts in starting and running a successful business. (SMRN/PIA MisOcc)