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On September 5, 2023, the second day of the FDA Bagong Negosyante Program at National University Laguna witnessed a gathering of 87 micro, small, medium, and enterprise business owners hailing from various cities and municipalities within Laguna Province. This program, focused on Licensing, Registration, and Good Manufacturing Practices, aimed to equip entrepreneurs with essential knowledge and skills necessary for navigating the regulatory landscape of the food and drug industry.

The highlight of the day was the presence of esteemed guests, including FDA Director General Dr. Samuel A. Zacate. Dr. Zacate graced the occasion with an insightful speech, emphasizing the importance of compliance with FDA regulations for the safety of the consuming public. He commended the participants for their dedication to learning and growth in their respective businesses.

Certificates of completion were awarded to all the participants, recognizing their commitment to enhancing their enterprises’ regulatory compliance and ensuring the well-being of their customers. The certificates were handed out by FDA Director General Dr. Samuel A. Zacate himself, symbolizing the official recognition of their accomplishments.

The event also featured the distinguished presence of Laguna Vice Governor Atty. Karen C. Agapay, who expressed her support for the program and the local entrepreneurs striving to excel in their industries. This endorsement from the local government further underscored the significance of the FDA Bagong Negosyante Program.

Other notable figures who graced the occasion included FDA Director II Arnold G. Alindada, Calamba City Government representative, Mr. Bryan Ercia Executive Assistant under the Office of the Mayor, Managing Director of National University Laguna Benjamin F. Uichico, and Jerry Urriquia Jr. Chairman of the Association of Laguna Food Processors Incorporated (ALAFOP).

The second day of the FDA Bagong Negosyante Program at National University Laguna was an essential step forward for these enterprising individuals and a testament to the commitment of all stakeholders to promote responsible and compliant business practices in the province. This event not only strengthened the knowledge and skills of the participants but also fostered partnerships and collaborations that can contribute to the growth and prosperity of the Laguna business community.

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