Tuesday, March 21, 2017

DTI Asec to speak on MSME dev’t and disaster resilience forum in Capiz

The DTI VI, in partnership with other agencies, will hold a Regional Forum on Small and Medium Enterprise Development and Disaster Resilience at the Gerry Roxas Foundation Convention Center in Roxas City, Capiz on Thursday, March 23.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Dialogue on consumer protection marks World Consumer Rights Day

DTI Trade Development Division Chief Felisa Judith Degala shares the rationale of the forum to the participants.

Several national government agencies, consumer groups and business associations, and school-based consumer organizations from all over the region joined the Regional Consumer Organization Forum at Days Hotel, Iloilo City, recently.

Check the legitimacy of online sellers first, ask for receipts - DTI

Consumer associations, including school-based consumer groups, mall operators, and senior citizens from all over Western Visayas, including Bacolod City, join the Regional Consumer Organization Forum at Days Hotel in Iloilo City on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

 How can you verify that a business enterprise engaged in online selling is legitimate? 

Promotion of green economy lives in Capiz

The participants composed of local farmers and fisher folks of Roxas City. (seated, 5th from left) DTI-Capiz Provincial Director, Ermelinda P. Pollentes and ProGED Resource Person, Rita I. Pilarca (seated, 6th from left).

DTI Capiz Provincial Office continues to promote an increasingly environmental-friendly and climate smart to ensure sustainability and competitiveness among micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Roxas City. 

Guimaras mangoes a money-spinner at Iloilo Weekend Tienda

Women micro, small and medium entrepreneurs generated a total sales of P62,355.50 during the three-day Iloilo Weekend Tienda at the Atria Park District on March 10-12, 2017, with its world-renowned fresh Guimaras mangoes being the best-seller.

Monday, March 13, 2017

7/11 employees undergo orientation on CWDs

7-Eleven employees familiarize themselves on the significance of consumer welfare desks put up in their chain of stores

Shop managers, supervisors, and frontline staffs of one of the fastest growing chain of convenience stores in the country were acquainted on the significance and the setting up of consumer welfare desks (CWDs) to immediately address the concerns of its customers.

DTI-assisted women micro-entrepreneurs earn P187k in sales

DTI-assisted women micro-entrepreneurs’ kiosks at the Weekend Tienda sa Iloilo at the Atria Park District in Mandurriao, Iloilo City.

Twenty-four women micro-entrepreneurs joined and recorded a total gross sales of P187,084.50 in cash and booked orders in the recently concluded Weekend Tienda sa Iloilo at the Atria Park District on March 10-12, 2017.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Iloilo City NC counselors undergo orientation

The DTI Iloilo Provincial Office conducted a two-day orientation seminar for the business counselors of the Negosyo Center (NC) of Iloilo City. The activity was attended by 12 participants at the Iloilo City Hall on March 2-3, 2017.

Friday, March 10, 2017

NC coordinators train on intellectual property applications

DTI VI OIC-Regional Director Rebecca M. Rascon joins the IPOPHL and other regional officials together with Negosyo Center coordinators and business counselors during the one-day capacity building activity.

Negosyo Center coordinators and business counselors here underwent a one-day seminar-workshop to equip them with relevant knowledge and skills in promoting the importance of effective utilization of intellectual property (IP) in the region. 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

PHOTO: Launching of Negosyo Center Makato, Aklan

Makato Mayor Abencio Torres and DTI Aklan OIC-Provincial Director Ma. Carmen I. Iturralde lead the ribbon-cutting ceremony and the unveiling of the Negosyo Center in Makato, Aklan on March 8, 2017. The activity was also attended by John Guidon I. De La Cruz of PCCI Aklan, representatives from the offices of Gov. Florencio T. Miraflores, Cong. Carlito Marquez, and other national government agencies - DOT, TESDA, DENR, among others.

Monday, March 6, 2017

PHOTO: DTI joins “Dialogue with National and Local Officials for Antique”

DTI Undersecretary for Regional Operations Group Zenaida C. Maglaya, DTI Antique OIC-Provincial Director Mercedes Young and STIDS Arlene Galopo join Antique Gov. Rhodora Cadiao and Senator Loren Legarda for a photo opportunity. Usec Maglaya shared the various programs and projects of the DTI in the Province of Antique during the “Dialogue with National and Local Officials for Antique” at The Venue in San Jose, Antique on March 3, 2017. The dialogue gives the different national government agencies the opportunity to present the various activities to be implemented in the province for the current year. Senator Legarda was the guest of honor during the program.

PHOTO: PIA Information Kiosk launch

PIA Regional Director Atty. Janet C. Mesa, Lone District Rep. Jerry P. Treñas, PIA Director General Harold Clavite, Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog and PIA Deputy Director General Angelo Villar lead the ribbon-cutting ceremony during the launching of the PIA Information Kiosk on March 4 at SM City Iloilo. The DTI VI has provided several information materials on the rights of consumers, programs and projects being implemented by the agency and information on Negosyo Centers. The information kiosk aims to inform the public of the various activities and programs of the government including information about the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The kiosks operation is in time for the holding of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Council Meeting from March 6 to 9, 2017 at the Iloilo Convention Center.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

DTI Aklan conducts negosyo encounter in Lezo

Julie Tidon of the Small Business Corporation assists a client on financing programs

Various concerns of existing and aspiring entrepreneurs were addressed in the Municipality of Lezo, Aklan after several national government agencies converged for the Negosyo Encounter at the town’s covered court on February 28, 2017.

DTI Aklan sets to launch four more NCs

The DTI Aklan Provincial Office is set to launch additional Negosyo Centers (NCs) in the province. The local government units of Makato, Libacao, Malinao, and Malay already gave their nod for the establishment of the facility in their respective municipalities.

DTI VI doubles target of NCs to be established

In an attempt to further promote the assistance of the government to micro, small and medium entrepreneurs in the countryside, the DTI VI will almost double its earlier commitment on the establishment of Negosyo Centers in Western Visayas and Negros Island Region, this year.