The Department of Science and Technology (DOST)–National Capital Region represented by (from left) Director Dr. Teresita C. Fortuna and DOST Assistant Secretary and Program Manager for Countryside Development Dr. Urduja A. Tejada, and the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE)–Go Negosyo represented by Executive Director Ramon Lopez and Victor Madlangbayan (3rd from left and extreme right) recently formalized their partnership for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the country with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. With the partnership, MSMEs will receive a more focused and well-rounded assistance from DOST-NCR and PCE which aims to help address poverty by promoting entrepreneurship. Meanwhile, DOST assists MSMEs via its Small Enterprise Upgrading Program or SETUP which provides funding, technology upgrade, and training. The signing was held at the DOST Complex in Bicutan, Taguig City.  (Text by Espie Angelica A. de Leon / Photo by Gerardo G. Palad, S&T Media Service, DOST-STII)

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