MAKATIThe Small Business Corporation(SBCorp) announced the appointment of Voltaire Magpayo to the board of directors. This brings the number of board members to eight.

New board member Voltaire Magpayo joins SBCorp with over 10 years of experience in strategic business planning, supply and value chain management, and financial management,furthering SBCorp’s mission to champion micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the country.

Magpayo is an awardwinning entrepreneur, a business mentor, and a strong advocate for Filipino MSMEs. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Accountingfrom the San Beda University, and hisMaster’sDegree in Applied Business Economics from the University of Asia and the Pacific. Heis a certified franchise executive, and was previously a consultant on business development at various government agencies.

“SBCorp is pleased to welcome Mr. Magpayo. He has demonstrated exceptional commitment towards empowering local businesses, and this is pivotal as we continue to support the recovery of thousands of MSMEs and expand our impact,” said Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)Undersecretary and SBCorp Acting Chairman Blesila Lantayona.

SBCorp is the implementing agency of the Bayanihan CARES,an interestfree and collateralfree financing program that aims to assist MSMEs recover from the adverse effects of the pandemic. This is part of theNational Government’sstrategy for inclusive economic recovery and for safe access to credit by MSMEs across the country especially those in farflung areas and/or those that belong to the marginalized market segments. To date, SBCorp has assisted 28,000 MSMEs nationwide through the Bayanihan CARES, corresponding to a total loan disbursement of PhP3.9 billion.


About Small Business Corporation SBCorp is a governmentowned and controlledcorporationcreated through the Magna Carta for MSMEs (RA 6977, as amended by R.A. 8289and R.A. 9501). It is under the policy program and administrativesupervision of the MSMEDevelopment Council of the Department of Trade and Industry.