Cebu City Council asks DTI-7 to intensify monitoring of counterfeit wires

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City council will ask the Department of Trade and Industry in Central Visayas (DTI-7) to intensify its inspection and monitoring campaign against counterfeit  wire products in hard wares and stores in…

Cebu City Council to request PBBM to establish construction arbitration office outside Metro Manila

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council will request President Ferdinand “Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr. and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to establish a Construction Industry Arbitration Commission (CIAC) branch office in the different regions…

RDC-7 to support, help update DTI-7’s eFactbook, digital source of info for investors

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Members of the Central Visayas Regional Development Council (RDC-7), during its Second Quarter Full Council Meeting last June 23, 2022, have agreed to support the dissemination and regular updating of the eFactbook or the…

Doing a Vietnam

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 05/31/2022

How we wish our next secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) would be known as the champion and booster of Philippine exports,” someone mused in a conversation last week. He was coming from the…

Copy our neighbors

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 04/19/2022

One little piece of advice I have for our government, particularly in steering our agriculture sector toward greater dynamism, is simply to copy our neighbors. Once upon a time, these neighbors were the ones copying us, and…

1 Cebu-based establishment pays fine for ‘Price Freeze Order’ violation

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 01/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Of the four establishments in Cebu that were issued with Notice of Violations by the Department of Trade and Industry in Central Visayas (DTI-7) last January 14, only three appeared to the Pre-Adjudication…

181 out of 40K establishments get safety seals in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There are already 181 establishments in Cebu City that have been issued with a safety seal indicating that they are compliant with all health protocols set by the government against COVID-19. According to…

Cebu establishments conferred Safety Seal Certificate

Futch Anthony Inso 06/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Several establishments in Cebu were awarded Safety Seal Certificate for their continued implementation of the health and safety protocols to prevent or mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The safety…

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.…

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