PinoyME advocates microenterprise development
The country’s most promising microentrepreneurs gathered at the Landbank Plaza in Manila recently to attend the “ME Naman!” Convention organized by the PinoyMe Foundation in celebration of its sixth anniversary.
Keynote speaker and chairman and CEO of Plantersbank Ambassador Jesus P. Tambunting (left) rallied on growth-oriented microentrepreneurs to move forward, citing they are the “dynamo of development, especially in the countryside. He emphasized the importance of proper support and assistance to the micro, small and medium enterprises in order for them to grow, improve knowledge and sharpen skills. “As entrepreneurs generate employment, better incomes and progress in the countryside, in the end, it means “dreams fulfilled and better lives for our kababayans,” according to Ambassador Tambunting.
Also present during the opening ceremonies are presidential sister and PinoyME steering committee member Ms. Viel Aquino-Dee (right) and president and CEO of Landbank Ms. Gilda Pico (center).
PinoyMe stands for “Filipino (Pinoy) microenterprise.” Founded by the late President Corazon C. Aquino, it aims to provide MFIs with financial advice and to promote collaboration and partnerships between microenterprises and private companies, the MFIs, and business development service providers.