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DTI pushes for baseline assessment tool for logistics sector

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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is pushing for the creation of the country’s own diagnostic tool that will be used to measure logistics efficiency. While there are metrics used internationally, such as the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI), these were not exactly “good” gauges of how a country performs. “The index is […]

Posted: April 20th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

‘Impeccable hospitality’

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Meetings related to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit recently held in Cebu may not have been as long or as huge as past activities of its kind, but local stakeholders nonetheless cited gains from having it held here. Ma. Elena Arbon, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Cebu provincial director, said Cebu’s […]

Posted: April 7th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Startups urged: Be exporters

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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, a trade official said. Asteria Caberte, director of the Department of Trade and Industry in Central Visayas (DTI-7), […]

Posted: March 29th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Cebu to become key source of mentors for DTI program

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  CEBU is expected to become a key source of mentors as the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) rolls out its Kapatid Mentor Me (KMM) program across all parts of the Philippines this year. DTI Cebu and the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) are gearing up existing mentors and recruiting new ones […]

Posted: March 20th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

DTI wants OFW remittance data for CV

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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 Trade and Industry in Central Visayas (DTI-7), said this will help the agency craft policies and programs for […]

Posted: March 15th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Osmeña not anti-business – Joel Mari Yu

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JOEL Mari Yu, Mayor Tomas Osmeña’s consultant on business and economic development, decried accusations hurled by Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino that the mayor is “anti-business” and “anti-poor.” Coming to Osmeña’s defense, Yu cited that during an Investment Forum of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in the early 2000s in Makati […]

Posted: February 23rd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Labor groups: Scrap DTI-7, Neda-7 reps’ voting power in wage board

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AFTER their proposal for a P150 minimum wage increase was brought down to the approved P13 wage hike for Central Visayas, the disappointed labor groups in Cebu said they would lobby in Congress for the scrapping of the voting power of representatives of the National Economic and Development Authority in Central Visayas (NEDA-7) and the […]

Posted: February 16th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

DTI-7 considers establishing another FabLab in region

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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 considering opening another FabLab in the region this year, although they had yet to determine the final site […]

Posted: January 25th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

DTI: Micro fund program to pilot run this month

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FOLLOWING President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to replace the “5-6” money lending system and provide an affordable micro-financing for the country’s micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), the government’s Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso (P3) program pilots this month in Mindoro, Sarangani and Leyte, among the top 30 poorest provinces, to represent Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, […]

Posted: January 13th, 2017 in Community | Read More »

DTI workshop gives 16 MSMEs an online boost

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More Cebu-based micro, small and medium-scale enterprises (MSMEs) will be able to use their knowledge in e-commerce to grow their businesses after representatives from 16 MSMEs underwent nearly a two-monthlong workshop initiated by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Janette Toral, an e-commerce advocate and one of the mentors of the workshop, said the […]

Posted: January 11th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »