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Entrepreneurship in the Philippines: 2013 Report Launch

On September 3, 2014, the International Development Research Center (IDRC), together with the De La Salle University – Angelo King Institute for Economic and Business Studies (DLSU-AKIEBS) and Philippine Global Entrepreneurship Monitoring (GEM) Team, comprised of Dr. Aida Velasco, Dr. Emilina Sarreal, Dr. Brian Gozun, Dr. Junette Perez, Dr. Gerardo Largoza and Ms. Mitzie Irene Cochada, launched “Entrepreneurship in The Philippines: 2013 Report”. The book reports the entrepreneurial situation of the Philippines with the help of the GEM Framework. Held at the Henry Sy Sr. Centennial Hall Roof Deck, delegates from the ENEDA, KaEntrep, FINEX, GoNegosyo, AIM Policy Center, Canadian Embassy, NRCP-DOST, FEMI, CLFollosco Group, APO-DAP, and academe attended the book launching event, eager to know the results of the study that was conducted on over 2500 adults of ages ranging from 18-64 years old.

Dr. Sarreal led the invocation and the singing of the Philippine National Anthem. The welcoming remarks were given by Dr. Alvin Culaba, the Executive Director for External Relations and Internationalization of DLSU and the opening remarks given by Ms. Genevieve Asselin, the First Secretary Development from the Canadian Embassy. Dr. Tullao, the Director of the DLSU- AKIEBS, gave an overview for the project.

A summary of the report was presented by Dr. Velasco. It showed that Filipinos are very enthusiastic about entrepreneurship, though that enthusiasm is aimed primarily in the short-run rather than the long run. It was noted that this enthusiasm and interest can and should be supported to improve the rate of growth of enterprises in the field of entrepreneurship as there is a large potential for this sector of business.

The Executive Publisher of the DLSU Publishing House, Dr. David Jonathan Bayot gave the closing remarks for the event, which was then closed by the Master of Ceremonies, Dr. Largoza.