“Brighter future” for Cebu BRT project

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/11/2017

The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) – Investment Coordination Committee (ICC) Cabinet Committee (CabCom) has approved the additional budget request for the Cebu BRT project in a meeting in Manila on Friday afternoon. According to BRT-Project Implementation…

Fast release of MSME loans eyed

Victor Anthony V. Silva 07/09/2017

The Department of Trade and Industry in Central Visayas (DTI-7) is keen on approving more local conduits to hasten the release of loans for micro entrepreneurs in the region. DTI-7 Director Asteria Caberte, in a press conference…

Startups urged: Be exporters

Victor Anthony V. Silva 03/29/2017

Entrepreneurs told to avail of DTI program to help them export their products More start-up businesses were encouraged to take steps to become full-fledged exporters as the export industry is expected to experience a rebound this year,…

DTI wants OFW remittance data for CV

Victor Anthony V. Silva 03/15/2017

A TRADE official in Central Visayas has sought the assistance of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in obtaining a breakdown of dollar remittances sent to the Philippines by region. Asteria Caberte, director of the Department of…

Will proposed tax cuts benefit small businesses?

Victor Anthony V. Silva 02/07/2017

Local business leaders give pros and cons of gov’t-proposed measure Cebu business stakeholders lauded the Duterte government’s proposal to reduce the tax imposed on sales of micro-enterprises in the country, saying that this move will help small…

DTI-7 considers establishing another FabLab in region

John Carlo Villaruel, Victor Anthony V. Silva 01/25/2017

HAVING another Fabrication Laboratory (FabLab) in Central Visayas can improve the quality of products of more enterprises in the region. Director Asteria Caberte of the Department of Trade and Industry in Central Visayas (DTI-7) said they were…

DTI-Cebu trade fair eyes Balik Cebu tourists

Victor Anthony V. Silva 01/09/2017

THE Department of Trade and Industry is holding a trade fair in a mall in Cebu City to take advantage of the tourists, including the estimated 500 balikbayans of the Balik Cebu program who are set to…

MSMEs to use e-commerce knowledge to expand markets

Victor Anthony V. Silva 01/09/2017

FOURTEEN micro, small and medium-scale enterprises (MSMEs) are expected to expand their markets and become more competitive after completing a workshop on e-commerce organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). The 14 ventures have been…

CLOSING THE INNOVATION GAP: Go into e-commerce, entrepreneurs urged

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/21/2016

Entrepreneurs in the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) sector are encouraged to go into electronic commerce or e-commerce so that they can compete with other Asian countries in terms of innovation. Ma. Elena Arbon, Department of…

Tumulak: No pyro outlets in malls

Inna Mejia 12/16/2016

WITH only a few days before Christmas, Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak announced that selling firecrackers inside malls and other establishments is no longer allowed. Tumulak said that according to the Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 1,…

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