The Office of the Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship launched the Pilipinas Angat Lahat Aliiance last August 14, 2018, at the Rizal Hall in Malacañang Palace. This formal alliance is an initiative to integrate and accelerate all government and private sector programs and initiatives geared towards poverty alleviation and job generation through micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) development.
Led by the Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines Chair Joey Concepcion, the Alliance is composed of the Office's government and industry partners including 30 business organizations.
Alliance members include Go Negosyo, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (Philippines) Inc., Management Association of the Philippines Bankers Association of the Philippines, Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines, Makati Business Club, Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants, People Management Association of the Philippines, Philippine Franchise Association, Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines, Microfinance Council of the Philippines Inc., Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc., Philippine Marketing Association, Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc., Anvil Business Club, IT & Business Process Association of the Philippines, Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines, Semiconductor & Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation Inc., Philippine Retailers Association, Digital Commerce Association of the Philippines, Philippine Women's Economic Network, Direct Selling Association of the Philippines, Women's Business Council Philippines, Philippine Association of Legitimate Service Contractors, ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines, Korean Chamber of Commerce Philippines Inc., European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, and American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines Inc.
The reason why we are here today is because, we really want Mr. President to fulfill his mission in helping many of the Filipino people out there who are suffering from poverty. We, in the business sector, must equip and empower our brothers and sisters to accelerate the achievement of economic prosperity. We believe that through this alliance of business organizations, we can make inclusive growth a reality,' Concepcion highlighted.
The Alliance launch was also graced by the presence of President Rodrigo Duterte, House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, and Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez.
President Duterte congratulated and thanked the Alliance for supporting him in his mission. "I believe that by unity, cooperation, and hard work, we shall achieve our aspiration for our country, including sustainable development, and the good life we wish for Filipinos. Let us work together to realize our focus and means for our people and nation,' he shared.
The Angat Lahat Alliance specifically aims to (1) harness public-private partnership economic endeavors geared toward MSME development; (2) champion the 3Ms of MSME development money, market, and mentorship as the centerpiece of Alliance programs and initiatives that contribute to creating an enabling and sustainable environment for entrepreneurs; and (3) provide feedback to government economic and entrepreneurship programs and initiatives and help push for relevant policies and programs that will support micro and small enterprise development in the Philippines.
To successfully bring about inclusive Philippine economic growth and development the Alliance members advocate for jobs generation and poverty alleviation through digitalization of microenterprises, agribusiness development, and island tourism. These programs are anchored on the 3Ms model, which provide avenues for financial support, wider market reach, and assistance to MSMEs.
With the Alliance, the public-private partnership is further strengthened and are aligned with President Duterte's socioeconomic agenda. Pilipinas Angat Lahat Alliance will ensure overall economic growth for each and every Juan, especially the poor and the marginalized