Gov’t readies new discount guidelines for seniors, PWDs

Alden Monzon 03/03/2024

The national government is crafting new guidelines to expand the monthly discount cap on grocery items and prime commodities for senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs). Cherryl Carbonell, officer in charge of the Department of Trade…

Cut carbon footprint: E-shopping platform affirms benefits of buying used items

Alden Monzon 12/10/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Opting for secondhand goods not only proves to be cost-effective but also environmentally friendly. The first “Circular Economy Impact” report from Carousell Group reveals that consumers in Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and…

Be careful with ‘AI yearbook’ trend —NPC

Alden Monzon 10/05/2023

Exercise caution when joining the “AI yearbook” trend. This is the advice of the National Privacy Commission (NPC) on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, about the latest social media craze. “While the AI yearbook trend itself may seem…

Business groups bargain for terms in proposed P150 wage hike

Alden Monzon 05/13/2023

MANILA  -Three major, local business groups are seeking a compromise to the planned P150 across-the-board daily wage hike in the Senate, including the exemption of local firms engaged in direct exporting, as well as a “graduated” implementation…

Privacy body gets bomb threat, manhunt for perpetrator ongoing

Alden Monzon, Dexter Cabalza 05/13/2023

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) on Friday received an online bomb threat, about an hour after it ended a meeting with GCash representatives over the temporary disappearance of money from the accounts of the e-wallet firm’s users. The bomb…

Only 10% of LGUs have automated business hubs

Alden Monzon 02/13/2023

Only a little more than 10 percent of local government units (LGUs) were found to be fully compliant with regulations on establishing business one-stop shops. According to latest data from the Anti-Red Tape Authority (Arta), only 221…

Vapers in indoor public spaces face fine of P5,000 to P20,000

Alden Monzon 12/24/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Hefty penalties ranging from P5,000 to P20,000 await smokers who will be caught using vapes in indoor public spaces, including government offices, schools, airports, and churches. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) released on Thursday…

Marcos: Growth on track amid ‘rampant’ inflation

Alden Monzon 12/07/2022

MANILA, Philippines — While he admitted that inflation is “running rampant and out of control,” President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Tuesday said the Philippines is still on track “to maintain a strong economic performance” and achieve the…

Price hikes in 12 food items seen

Alden Monzon 11/23/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has recorded price increases in at least 12 commonly used food items during the Christmas season. The DTI will release today a list of 195 stock-keeping units, or categories,…

DTI to consumers: Buy Christmas lights with PS mark or ICC sticker

Alden Monzon 11/19/2022

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Friday made public lists of certified brand names of Christmas lights almost a month before the holiday celebration, reminding the public to buy only those that have certification marks.…

DTI wants 3-year tax exemption for small online businesses in new bill

Alden Monzon 08/23/2022

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is pushing for a three-year tax exemption period for small e-commerce enterprises as part of a proposed legislation to encourage online merchants to register with the government. DTI Assistant Secretary…

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