The Impact of COVID 19 on Barangay Micro Business Enterprises in Zamboanga City, Philippines

Authors : Maria Teresa A. Sta. Ana; Esa H. Jumlail, Jr.

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 10 - October

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The Barangay Micro Business Enterprises (BMBEs) is a law enacted on 2002 that aims to develop Filipino entrepreneurial spirit by providing a vibrant business environment. Moreover, this law also created the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Council (SMED) in the country to supervise and implement the provision of law. This program of the government was disrupted by the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. The BMBEs and SMEs were largely affected by the disease as movements of goods and services to include people were limited and even immobilize. This paper delves into the specific impact of the disease to the BMBEs in the identified community in Zamboanga City. Descriptive data analysis method was utilized to be able to get an estimate numerical data and the qualitative explanation of the responses of the participants. The study revealed that the disease impacted the transaction, processes and production of good and services of the identified BMBEs in Zamboanga City. There were numbers of enterprises decided to shut down their operations to cut the cost of continuous loses of their enterprises. Moreover, government aids were selective and unsustainable. The impact of the pandemic affected not only the enterprises in the city. Functionalities of education, health to include families were also disrupted. This experience shall serve as lessons learned for the state and local actors. Holistic approach should always be considered and people should always be at the center.

Keywords : Covid19, Barangay Micro Business Enterprises, Community, Descriptive, Impact.


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