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San Pablo City Councilor Alejandro Yu proposed recently to the city’s legislative council for more ordinances that encourage small, micro and medium entrepreneurs (SMMEs) here.
Councilor Yu initiated the measure to the Sangguniang Panglunsod, the city government’s law-making body to conduct comprehensive studies and formulate programs that establish facilities to assist local entrepreneurs to penetrate the country’s supermarkets.
Yu’s proposed local legislation also aims to create more jobs and generate employment for city folks and job seekers from the adjoining municipalities.
The councilor also moved for the council presiding officer’s initiative to request the assistance of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on the design of a product seal or logo.
According to Councilor Yu, the product logo serves as the iconic symbol of quality of any merchandise or commercial item or product within the jurisdiction of the city.
Yu advocated to the city council’s legislative measures that contribute to the city mayor’s enforcement and implementation of the local laws and ordinances to uplift the living conditions in the community.
The councilor believed local leaders such as the vice mayor as presiding officer of the legislative council play pivotal roles in the development of entrepreneurs and the communities they serve.
As former president of the Laguna provincial chapter of the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) and board member, Councilor Yu urged for more research and development (R & D) institutions support from government agencies - DOST, DA and DENR in Los Baños.
Yu also advocated for intensifying science and technology for their vital roles in the formulation and implementation of priority projects.
The San Pablo city councilor also urged to encourage producers who could be transformed also as entrepreneurs. Yu shared his insight as former professor at the School of Industrial Engineering at the Mapua Institute of Technology and an experienced California, USA stock broker.
The councilor advanced his proposal for the city council on SMMEs more than just drawing from the economist, engineers or business insights but also through his experience running the operations of the Mobile Training Center of the DOST Region IV-A for the conduct of literacy training on computer technology.