More than 500 youth from Navotas were taught to put up their own business using the internet.
Navotas Mayor John Rey Tiangco said the seminar aims to give the youth an opportunity to learn to run their own business in the manner they know best, using computers.
In the Youth Online Livelihood Opportunities Summit 2.0 (YOLO) of the local government, topics on e-commerce, online business, and online marketing were tackled.
“The city government wants to give the youth, especially the poor, the chance to learn business and its procedures in order to uplift their standard of living,” he said.
Aside from the online lessons, the 521 participants were also taught how to make items for sale such as chewy moist brownies, thumb print cookies, fashion accessories, and perfume.
The youth summit is an annual activity of the NavotaAs Hanapbuhay Center since 2012.