BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is requesting all Bacoleňos to support the BUYanihan Program or the “Buy Local, Go Local” campaign of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to help local entrepreneurs and revive the economy of Bacolod City.
BUYanihan was launched to promote the purchase and services of local businesses, or the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) that were severely affected by the pandemic.
The program was initiated by the Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc. (AFFI) and the DTI in partnership with the Go Negosyo, SM Super Malls, Globe My Business, PLDT KaAsenso, Security Bank, Union Bank, Sea Oil, Farmacia ni Dok, Philippine Association of National Advertisers and the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP).
“Our local businesses and MSMEs are contributors to our economy, they provide employment and at the same time, the taxes they pay support our local government unit,” the resolution from the Bacolod SP said.
Bacolod residents are urged to support the program by purchasing products from local businesses and MSMEs in the city and to avail of the service they also provide, the resolution added.
“In this crucial period of our lives, we need to support and help each other to survive the pandemic and one way to show the same is simply to patronize our local products and services,” it said.
The resolution was authored by Councilors Simplicia Distrito, Dindo Ramos, Al Victor Espino, bartolome Orola, Sr., and Ana Marie Palermo.*