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Kasama sa dapat na maging prayoridad sa pagtugon sa kawalan ng trabaho ng ilan sa ating kababayan ang pagbuhay sa ating micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), ayon kay independent presidential candidate Senador Ping Lacson.
Para kay Lacson, hindi pa nakakabangon ang MSMEs mula sa mga epekto ng lockdown bunsod ng pandemya, may panibago na naman silang kinakaharap na suliranin sa pagtaas ng presyo ng langis.
“Buhayin ang MSME, yan ang biggest source natin of employment. Yan ang unang bumagsak so kailangang buhayin,” ani Lacson sa kanyang panayam sa Bogo, Cebu nitong Huwebes.
Reviving our micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) should be the government’s priority in tackling the problem of unemployment, independent presidential bet Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson said.
Lacson pointed out that MSMEs are still recovering from the lockdowns triggered by the pandemic, even as they now face new challenges such as rising costs of fuel.
“Buhayin ang MSME, yan ang biggest source natin of employment. Yan ang unang bumagsak so kailangang buhayin (We should revive our MSMEs, which are the biggest supplier of labor. Our MSMEs should be the first to be revived),” he said in an interview in Bogo, Cebu on Thursday, when asked how he would address the problem if he were elected President.
Matapos manawagan ng tulong si Senador Ping Lacson para kay Josh Mojica, ang batang kangkong chips entrepreneur mula sa Cavite, siniguro ng Go Negosyo na tutulungan nila ito sa pag-market ng kanyang produkto sa ibang bansa.
“Mr. Joey, Mr. Elmer, baka pwede nating tulungan ang bata kasi napakalaki ng kanyang potential,” panawagan ni Lacson kay Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion at mentor na si Elmer Relente sa programang “Kandidatalks” sa One PH.
“We cannot do away with requirements. Ang hinihingi ko lang maayudahan, ma-guide ang bata,” dagdag pa ng senador.
Josh Mojica, the Cavite-based teen kangkong chips entrepreneur, is getting help from experts on how to market his products abroad.
Go Negosyo, an advocacy that promotes entrepreneurship, agreed to help 17-year-old Josh on the matter, after Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson asked for their help.
“Mr. Joey, Mr. Elmer, baka pwede nating tulungan ang bata kasi napakalaki ng kanyang potential (Mr. Joey, Mr. Elmer, maybe we can help Josh because he has great potential),” Lacson told Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion and mentor Elmer Relente during the “Kandidatalks” program aired Wednesday on One PH.
Sa halip na magkaroon ng samu’t saring assistance package mula sa iba’t ibang ahensya ng gobyerno para sa micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), bakit hindi nalang ipunin ang pondo at ilagay sa isang financing facility?
Para kay Senador Ping Lacson, mas magiging madali ito para sa MSMEs na mabigyan ng sapat na tulong lalo na sa mga negosyong naapektuhan ng pandemya, tensyon sa Ukraine, climate change at iba pang kalamidad.
Sinabi ni Lacson na ito ang plano nilang gawin ni Senate President Tito Sotto sakaling sila ay mahalal bilang bagong lider ng bansa.
Instead of several government agencies offering various assistance packages to micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) badly hit by the pandemic, why not pool their funds into one financing facility?
Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson said this would make it easier for MSMEs to seek assistance, whether they were affected by the pandemic, the conflict in Ukraine, climate change, or other calamities.
Lacson said he and his vice presidential bet, Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, intend to set up such a mechanism should they be elected into office.
Ang pagpapatayo ng Philippine Virology Science and Technology Institute ang isa sa mga gagawin ng administrasyon ni Senador Ping Lacson sakaling siya ang mahalal bilang Pangulo sa Mayo.
Sinabi ni Lacson na ito ang magiging sentro ng research and development na magiging depensa ng ating bansa laban sa Covid at sa mga posibleng mutations nito.
“Ipu-pursue ko ito dahil ito ang magliligtas sa atin. Hindi na tayo mag-import. Lalakasan natin ang research and development sa pamamagitan ng Virology Science and Technology Institute of the Philippines,” ani Lacson na kasalukuyang tumatakbo sa pagka-Pangulo sa ilalim ng Partido Reporma, sa naganap na kauna-unahang presidential debate ng Comelec.
A Philippine Virology Science and Technology Institute that will be the country’s first line of defense against Covid and any of its future mutations will be pursued under a Lacson presidency.
Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson stressed this Saturday evening as he said the institute will be the hub of research and development efforts to address the threat of Covid and other novel viruses.
“Ipu-pursue ko ito dahil ito ang magliligtas sa atin. Hindi na tayo mag-import. Lalakasan natin ang research and development sa pamamagitan ng Virology Science and Technology Institute of the Philippines (I will pursue this because this will save us. We will no longer import knowhow. We will strengthen research and development through this institute),” Lacson, who is running for President under Partido Reporma, said at the Commission on Elections’ First Presidential Debate.
Umaasa si Senador Ping Lacson na malaki ang tsansa na magtagumpay ang mga maliliit na negosyante lalo na kung may tulong mula sa gobyerno.
Binisita ni Lacson ang isang batang negosyante na si Josh Mojica sa Mendez, Cavite nitong Sabado kasama ang kanyang vice presidential bet na si Senate President Tito Sotto at senatorial bet na si Manny Piñol. Bago ito ay binisita rin ni Lacson at Piñol ang Cafe Amadeo sa lalawigan din ng Cavite.
“Sana ma-replicate ang ganitong success story (I hope success stories like this can be replicated).”
On this note, presidential aspirant Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson voiced hopes over the weekend that small entrepreneurs will succeed in improving their lot in life – especially with the much-needed help from the government.
Lacson, who is running for President under Partido Reporma, visited on Saturday the kangkong chips business of teen entrepreneur Josh Mojica in Mendez, Cavite, together with his vice presidential bet Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III and senatorial candidate Emmanuel Piñol. Before this, Lacson and Piñol visited Cafe Amadeo, also in Cavite.
Government intervention of the positive kind will be needed to help Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) – which account for a huge chunk of our labor force – recover from the effects of the pandemic.
Partido Reporma standard-bearer Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson said this should be done instead of overregulation, where rules and restrictions keep the private sector from fully contributing to our economic recovery.
Lacson noted these MSMEs account for at least 99.5 percent of our enterprises – and 63.2 percent of our labor force.