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Nominations for Tacurong City’s Outstanding Entrepreneurs are now OPEN

In a bid to encourage entrepreneurs and businesses to invest and thrive in the City of Goodwill,  the city government of Tacurong, together with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), are giving three (3) major awards  during Tacurong Business Week .

Part of the Tacurong Business Week 2010 celebrations was this Diskwento Fair (Photo from

Tacurong Business Week is an annual event organized by  LGU-Tacurong , DTI in partnership with the business sector of the city. Themed SULONG-Tacurong or Sustaining Unlimited Livelihood Opportunities by Nestling the Growth of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Tacurong Business Week will be held from  July 30 to August 3, 2012. Since its inception in 2010, Tacurong Business Week  highlighted the gains of the business sector, encouraging entrepreneurs to invest in the city vis-a-vis tax incentives (for priority investment areas) and opening doors of opportunity for job seekers in the city .
The Provincial SMED (Small, Medium Enterprise Development )  Council through DTI-Provincial Office is now accepting nominations for  the three major awards namely, Outstanding Market Vendor, Outstanding Entrepreneur, and Outstanding Businessman.
Nominees for these awards must be involved in micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) engaged in manufacturing, agri-business, services, and creative industries.
For the enterprise category, nominees must have an asset size of NOT more than P60 million. Nominees for the business category, on the other hand, must have an asset size of AT LEAST P60 million at the time of nomination. Stall owners who are members of the Tacurong Market Vendors Association (TaMaVA) may be nominated for the outstanding market vendor award.
Nominees for all of these awards must be
  1. Duly registered to appropriate government agencies as prescribed by the law;
  2. One Hundred Percent (100%) owned and capitalized by Filipino citizens, either single proprietorship or partnership;
  3. Owned by Filipinos, with at least 60% of the capital or outstanding stocks, if a juridical entity;
  4. Have operated for at least 3 years; and
  5. Have no derogatory record.

A nominee must not be a branch, subsidiary or division of a large-scale enterprise. Selected nominees for the 3 awards will be judged based on entrepreneurial spirit, financial performance, strategic direction, community/global impact, innovation, and personal integrity.

Government and private agencies may nominate their MSME beneficiaries though self-nominations are also allowed. Trophies and medals will be awarded to winners on August 1, 2012.

“We started giving these awards in 2011 to recognize the efforts and contributions of our business sector to Tacurong’s progress. This is one way to make it known that it’s good doing business here,” said Bishop David E. Salazar, LGU Executive Assistant for External Affairs.
Interested parties/individuals may contact Bishop David E. Salazar at 064-384-2158 for more information.
  1. Jezereel Louise C. Billano /DTI and LGU open nominations for outstanding entreps / Tacurong City Official Website
  2. SKMED Council site-
  3. Philippine Information Agency 12


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