IN an effort to continue boosting the tiangge business of Muslim traders in Greenhills, San Juan City and give them alternative business oportunities the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) with the support of the business sector and organizations conducted a forum in the city recently.
The forum dubbed as “Muslim Traders Entepreneurship Forum 2019” with the theme “Potentials and Alternative Business Oportunities was initiated by DTI Undersecretary for Special Concerns Albulgani Macatoman.
Trade and Industry Montoring Unit (TIMU) officer in charge Raymond Ganzon said at least 1,500 Muslim traders, mostly members of the Greenhills Management Tiangge Association Inc.. (GMTAI) headed by Engr. Macacuna Macarodi, San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez, Senator JV Ejercito, San Juan Police chief, Senior Supt. Dindo Reyes, different business sectors, organizations and their representatives attended the forum.
The ASA Philippines Foundation, Inc; Coca-Cola Philippines and Small Business Corporation (SB Corp); Philippine Trade Training Center, Philippine Franchise Association, Wheatgrass : Embassy of Malaysia, and Go Negosyo Angepreneur has teamed up with the DTI to help Muslim traders in Greenhills an opportunity to grow and expand their business by granting financial business loans ranging from P5,000 up to P300,000 to eligible Muslim traders and payable under long terms payment depends on the amount of loan granted.
The San Juan Police has been conducting dialogues with local Muslim communities and traders to gain their cooperation and strengthen partnership.
The DTI is working closely with the authorities to track down and arrest those involved in smuggling counterfeit products.