Bamboo industry eyed to spur economic recovery amid Covid-19 pandemic

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 02/28/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A lawmaker is pushing to make bamboo a “viable pillar” in the country’s economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, touting its benefits not only to the economy but also to the environment. Rizal 2nd…

Cebu’s business sector: Vaccine is key to economic revival

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The business sector in Cebu believes that the economic revival of the province and the tricities would greatly rely on a successful vaccination program against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Cebu Chamber of…

Regulatory merry-go-round

Manuel L. Quezon III - @inquirerdotnet 02/03/2021

In India, they have a lovely term for the combination of insanity and unfairness that characterizes the tyranny of the bureaucracy, which thrives on demanding permits for everything—they call it the “License Raj.” The term Raj was…

Pandemic gives rise to new entrepreneurs

Roy Stephen C. Canivel - Reporter / @roycanivel_inq 01/21/2021

More than 916,000 enterprises registered and renewed their business names under the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) last year, driven mostly by pandemic-weary entrepreneurs who wanted to start their own mom-and-pop stores or sell products online.…

Don’t jack up prices of face shields –DTI warns retailers

Futch Anthony Inso 12/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-7 warned face shield retailers not to take advantage of the order of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases requiring the…

Negosyo Center in Talisay City launched

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A Negosyo Center was launched in Talisay City to cater to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and help ease the processing of various business-related permits. Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas said this is a…

DA-7 launches P15M Cocohub in Tuburan

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture has launched in Tuburan town a P15-million “Cocohub” that would serve as a production center for various coconut products. The cocohub, which was launched in the midwest town last…

DTI Cebu gives out negosyo kits to 27 beneficiaries

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Cebu gave away negosyo kits to 27 beneficiaries here as part of their Pangkabuhayan sa pag Bangon at Ginhawa Program (PBG). In a statement released…

SRP for face shields set at P26 to P50

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) has set the suggested retail price (SRP) for face shields at P26 to P50 each. In a public advisory issued by the Department of Trade and Industry on…

SRP for face shields out within the week — DOH

Darryl John Esguerra 08/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Amid the increasing demand for face shields due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Health (DOH) said Wednesday, August 12, 2020, the suggested retail price (SRP) for the protective equipment will likely be…

Purchase limit on masks, disinfectants not yet lifted – DTI

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Trade Industry in Cebu (DTI – Cebu) announced on Friday, June 26, that their central office has already removed the quantity limit for the purchase of products such as toilet paper,…

Cebu Capitol to link MSMEs to financial institutions

Rosalie Abatayo 04/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu provincial government will link micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the province with financial institutions to help them cope with the “economic challenges” of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.…

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