SONA 2019 looks to a more responsive govt service

July 22, 2019

SONA 2019 highlighted gains made in the war against poverty and the war against drugs. The address is being touted by Duterte supporters as a legecy SONA, or the gold bar in public administration, infrastructiure building and poverty allleviation, against which future leaders will have to measure their performance against. Read More

MSME Summit focuses on making MSMEs sustainable

July 17, 2019

The National Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Summit held at the Philippine International Convention Center last July 16, focused on measures to achieve a sustainable and inclusive growth for the country’s small businesses , Read More

Today is MSME Day

June 27, 2019

Today, June 27 is MSME Day, a day dedicated to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises all over the country. The United Nations declared June 27 as such by adopting Resolution No. 71/729. The resolution was Read More

Bangko Sentral slashes lending rates

June 17, 2019

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is expected to reduce interest rates on lending and deposit facilities, according to BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno. This came about with the cutting by the BSP Monetary Board last Read More

Filipinos want brands to take a stand

January 15, 2019

By Annelle Tayao-Juego This article was first published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, December 16, 2018. Zero poverty, quality education, and good health and well-being are the three social issues that Filipinos care most about—and Read More

Lubricating business transactions

November 21, 2017

By Myrna Rodriguez Co (This article was first published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 17, 2017.) At the Small Enterprises Research and Development Foundation (Serdef), we have sometimes been asked for advice by small Read More

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