DTI asks noche buena products manufacturers to cap price hike to 10%

Daniza Fernandez - Reporter / @DFernandezINQ 09/23/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry asked local manufacturers on Friday to limit the increase in the prices of noche buena items to 10 percent. DTI Undersecretary Ruth Castelo made the appeal noting that the prices…

Cebu City mulls tax amnesty to help businesses amid minimum wage hike

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is looking into the possibility of giving tax amnesty as a form of reprieve to businesses following the P31 minimum wage increase in the region. Cebu City mayor Michael Rama said…

Consumers lament domino effect of soaring fuel prices

Vhenna Mantilla 03/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Consumers here in Cebu could not help but express their disgust as the highest oil-price hike yet took effect on Tuesday, March 15. One of them was Junrey Lao. Lao, a 32-year-old driver, …

DTI issues SRP for Noche Buena products

Futch Anthony Inso 11/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has already issued a suggested retail price (SRP) for Noche Buena products to guide consumers as Christmas draws near. Ines Cajegas, chief of the Consumer Protection Division…

An economy in the recovery room

Peter Wallace - @inquirerdotnet 11/26/2020

Twice a year we look at the economy for our clients. I thought I’d share a few of our thoughts in that report with you. The third quarter results came two weeks ago, and you don’t need…

Soleco launches Pantawid Light Program to unburden poor consumers

Jani Arnaiz 04/22/2020

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte – As its simple way of trying to ease the burden of poor consumers amid the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Southern Leyte Electric Cooperative (Soleco) sets into motion its “Pantawid Light…

MCWD tells consumers to prepare for TD Usman, store water

Doris C. Bongcac 12/28/2018

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Make sure to store water. This was the advise of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) to its consumers amidst the threat brought by Tropical Depression (TD) Usman. In a press release issued…

Consumers told: Buy only DTI-OKed Christmas decorations

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/15/2018

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is encouraging consumers to report substandard and uncertified Christmas decorations like Christmas lights to their office. As the holiday season approaches, more and more people are shopping for decorations like…

Consumers to start feeling pinch of inflation

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 07/10/2018

WHILE businesses are expected to sustain their growth despite the rising inflation rate, a local economist is pointing out that the most affected with this are the consumers especially the poor consumers. With higher prices of consumer…

Consumers brace for hike in LPG prices

Jose Santino S. Bunachita and Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/31/2018

MANOLITA Enerlan feels like being hit by multiple whammy. Enerlan, who runs a small eatery along Gorordo Avenue in Cebu City could barely cope with the rising prices of meat and vegetables. Now, she had to face…

Neda chief: Time for bizmen to invest, consumers to spend Infra programs expected to continue spur country’s economic growth

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 04/19/2018

More infrastructure programs and social protection initiatives are seen to sustain the Philippine’s upward economic growth. National Economic Development and Development Authority (NEDA) Secretary Ernesto Pernia, in yesterday’s third leg of the Philippine Economic Briefing (PEB) in…

Cheap, quality rice sold to Mandaue consumers

Chris A. Ligan 04/07/2018

Consumers in Mandaue City flocked to the “Bigasan ng Masa (Granary of the Masses)” where the Department of Agriculture regional office sold cheap, high-quality rice. At least 38 sacks of various rice types were sold by the…

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