GoNegosyo founder and former presidential adviser on entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion. (Photo: The Manila Times)
By Tracy Cabrera
MANILA — The former presidential adviser on entrepreneurship of retired president Rodrigo Duterte is in agreement with President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. to take immediate action in resolving the primary problems of the country that would fast track the country’s recovery from the economic downturn brought about by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and rising oil prices.
In a statement right after the new president’s inaugural speech delivered at a stage right outside the main door of the National Museum in Manila, the erstwhile Duterte adviser and GoNegosyo founding president Joey Concepcion said that there is much to hope for with the new administration as it has focused on the important concerns of food security, education, and health as its priority agenda.
“Given the many challenges we are facing today, I agree with the President that the sooner we start, the surer and quicker the prospect of achieving our goals for the future,” Concepcion pointed out.
“President Marcos spoke of the people’s dreams being his own dreams, of wishing for a better life in a safer, more prosperous country. I think that resonated deeply with our country’s small entrepreneurs,” he added.
“I was extremely moved by the President’s inaugural address. He shared a comprehensive vision for our country, and the role of government for its citizens,” he further said.
The well-known micro-business advocate likewise disclosed that the President has the support of the private sector, especially now that the country faces several challenges on the health and economic front.
“I could feel his sincerity and determination to bring a better life for all of us,” he cited as he noted how the former senator captured the country’s collective desire for unity and a better future and promised, “a comprehensive, all-inclusive plan to build back better.”
“We all want a better life for Filipinos, and our MSMEs are prepared to put in the hard work for a future of plenty and sufficiency,” Concepcion concluded.