Pre-Retirement and Entrepreneurship Seminar conducted
The Human Resources and Development Office of UP Visayas organized a Pre-Retirement and Entrepreneurship Seminar for the soon to retire UPV personnel on April 19 and 20, 2017 at the Graduate and Continuing Education Building of UP Visayas, Iloilo City campus.
Discussed during the 1st Day of the seminar which focused on pre-retirement were the following: “Retirement Benefits Outside the GSIS Program Process Flow” given by HRDO Chief, Ms. Ella O. Tidon; “Requirements for Retirement” by Ms. Ninfa Bauño, Administrative Officer V of HRDO; “Benefits and Privileges of Retired UPV Employees Cooperative Members” by Ms. Jocelyn Genesila, Chair of the Board of Directors, UPVEC; “GSIS Retirement Program eligibility Requirements, Processing of Retirement Claims and Other Relevant Information” by Ms. Eleanor Gregorio, Branch Manager of GSIS Iloilo; and “Benefits and Privileges of Senior Citizens” by Mr. Elpidio D. Azuelo, Head of the Office of Senior Citizen Affairs, Iloilo City.”
The Seminar which was conducted on the 2nd Day briefed the participants who are interested to go into business about the principles and ideas of entrepreneurship. Specifically, it focused on the Risk and Rewards of Going into Business, and How to Start a Business that gave cues on one’s personal entrepreneurial competencies, how to generate business ideas, how to prepare a business plan, and how to look for capital. Ms. Shayne Jornadal from the Department of Trade and Industry Iloilo who was the invited speaker for this topic also gave some tips about the different forms of business and how to register one’s business.
Mr. Kurt Maurice S. Tugaff and Ms. Grace M. Benedicto, also of DTI Iloilo lectured on the Fair Trade Laws that would later govern these business. Ms. Mariane Bebit-Tajanlangit of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines Region VI talked about “Trademarks, Patents, and Copyrights.” “Agri-Business Potentials of Native Chicken Production,” was discussed by Dr. Jaime C. Cabarles, Dean of the College of Agriculture, Resources and Environment Sciences of Central Philippine Unveristy. Ms. Dewie Mae Deala-Casas from Landbank of the Philippines gave a list of a whole other Investment Opportunities for Retirees.
The participants professed that the seminar was very useful as it gives them something to look forward to because of these potentials to embark on upon retirement.