Fueling resilience with patriotism: The story of Filipino MSMEs

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By: Manila Bulletin

The Philippines is a country of diverse talents. One of the many indicators of this is how Filipino MSMEs parade creativity and craftsmanship with their proudly local products. From everyday staples and necessities to products that one would consider a luxury, name it and it’s highly likely that there’s a manufacturer somewhere among the over 7,000 islands in the country who takes pride in producing them.

The number of MSMEs in the Philippines has grown significantly over the years. Although there is a saturation of retail stores in the National Capital Region (NCR), provinces are experiencing a growth scenario, which means economic opportunities are sprouting in different regions of the country and MSME owners are slowly but surely finding avenues to reach more consumers.


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