Go Negosyo reaches Facebook milestone, vows to sustain support for entrepreneurs

Published May 12, 2021, 2:27 PM

by Genalyn Kabiling

Go Negosyo has vowed to continue to support and empower local entrepreneurs and attain an “enterprising Philippines” after hitting a social media milestone.

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The non-profit advocacy group led by Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion has earned 2 million followers on Facebook, becoming the top non-government organization (NGO) page in the country.

“As we reach this milestone, I want to show my utmost appreciation to our partners for their untiring support. Without them, none of this would be possible. More importantly, I would like to thank our two million followers for believing in our vision of an enterprising Philippines. We have been doing this for 15 years already,” Concepcion said in a statement Wednesday, May 12.

“Go Negosyo will continue to provide Filipinos access to mentorship, money, and market through its programs,” he said.

As of May 12, 2,002,601 Facebook users follow Go Negosyo’s page while 1,913,890 have liked the page. The organization reportedly has the biggest audience among local NGO pages, followed by Philippine Red Cross and World Health Organization Philippines.

“It is also among the top 100 in the world and the only NGO that made it from the Philippines— attesting to its dedication of reaching every Filipino to help them realize their entrepreneurial dreams,” a statement from the group read.

To celebrate the Facebook milestone, Go Negosyo launched a P2 million cash giveaway where 10 entrepreneurs are each given P5,000 every day from May 10 to July 10.

Among the projects of Go Negosyo are Kapatid Mentor Micro Entrepreneurs Program (KMME) and Kapatid Agri Mentor Me Program (KAMMP) that benefits thousands of entrepreneurs. Apart from supporting local businesses, Go Negosyo has also pursued projects related to coronavirus testing, vaccine procurement, and education drive on vaccination.

Concepcion meantime remained hopeful that the country’s workers would take the chance of getting vaccinated to help hasten economic recovery.

“We know that our unemployment rate today is alarming. That’s why we have doubled our efforts in addressing the health issue so we can further open our economy and generate jobs in the process,” he said.

“With this, at this crucial stage, I call on the labor sector to join us in making our employees realize that we need everybody to be able to get through this pandemic. We need to convince our employees that we must take the vaccine so we would be able to save lives and livelihoods,” he added.

 
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