Extensive Implementation of the BMBE Law: An Assessment Across Metro Manila

International Journal of Management and Economics Invention ISSN 2395-7220, August 2015

17 Pages Posted: 6 Jul 2015 Last revised: 2 Sep 2015

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Christine Aldeguer

Far Eastern University; Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila

Date Written: June 29, 2015

Abstract

The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise (BMBE) Law or Republic Act No. 9178 (Philippines) was enacted on November 13, 2002 to help microenterprises in their financial hurdle during the early years of their business operations. Although considered a pro-poor law, it is suspected that not too many cities in the National Capital Region (NCR) in particular are implementing it. Thus, this study will encompass an assessment on the extensiveness of the BMBE Law implementation across the 17 cities in Metro Manila through a perception survey that will make use of a 10-item dichotomous questions. On the other hand, the determination of the acceptable and ideal BMBE Law implementation will be conducted through an Expert Survey of 10 respondents purposively chosen from the government, academe and business. The responses from a sample of 100 microentrepreneurs across various sectors will be analyzed using arithmetic mean and Chi-square Test Method.

Overwhelmingly, the study concluded that the BMBE Law (since 2002) is not being promoted, nor is it extensively implemented (close to 0%). Therefore, the study reveals that the BMBE Law is not effective. There is a significant difference between the ideal and actual level of promotion (in terms of awareness of microentrepreneurs) of the BMBE Law in Metro Manila across the 17 cities and identified Sectors. There is a significant difference between the ideal and actual level of implementation (in terms of experience of microentrepreneurs) of the BMBE Law in Metro Manila across the 17 cities and the identified Sectors. Finally, there is a significant difference between the ideal and actual level of effectiveness in terms of satisfaction to microentrepreneurs across the 17 cities and the identified Sectors.

Keywords: BMBE Law, Barangay Microbusiness enterprise, local government units, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Finance, microentrepreneurs

JEL Classification: I31, K19, K20, K29, M13, N45, N85

Suggested Citation

Aldeguer, Christine, Extensive Implementation of the BMBE Law: An Assessment Across Metro Manila (June 29, 2015). International Journal of Management and Economics Invention ISSN 2395-7220, August 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2627071 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2627071

Christine Aldeguer (Contact Author)

Far Eastern University ( email )

Nicanor Reyes Street
Manila, Metro Manila 1000
Philippines

Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila ( email )

Intramuros
Manila, Metro Manila 1000
Philippines

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