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.…

SBC setting up P1B financing facility for micro, small enterprises affected by Covid-19 crisis

Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/23/2020

CEBU CITY—With the adverse impact the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak affecting micro and small enterprises, the Small Business Corporation (SBC) will be setting up a loan facility to help them recover. In a statement posted on…

Cebuanos assured of sufficient supplies; firms warned on overpricing

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Officials in Cebu warned retailers that their licenses to do business could be confiscated, and could be revoked if they were found to sell overpriced goods. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia and Cebu City Mayor…

DTI-Cebu monitors establishments, online sellers overpricing masks; 2 called for investigation

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/02/2020

  CEBU CITY — The Department of Trade and Industry in Cebu (DTI-Cebu) has identified several establishments and online sellers in Cebu City allegedly overpricing surgical masks and N95 masks. In a post on their official Facebook…

DTI-7: More surgical masks coming

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/31/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Department of Trade and Industry in Central Visayas (DTI-7) has tapped the help of suppliers from Manila to augment and replenish the diminishing stocks of surgical masks in Cebu City. DTI- 7 director, Asteria…

Young, business-minded, creative? This may be the opportunity you’re looking for

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 11/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Are you a young person between the ages of 18 and 35 interested to improve your existing enterprise or embrace the calling of entrepreneurship? If your answer is a resounding “yes”, then maybe…

DTI reminds public: Buy certified Christmas lights to ensure safety

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 11/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It is the season to celebrate and by this time, families are decorating their homes with Christmas decor and lights to truly bring out the festive spirit. While everyone is busy gearing up…

Facebook encourages MSMEs to build brand online

Gresheen Gift M. Libby 10/18/2019

CEBU CITY — It’s high time for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to start making their presence known online. For Cebu, where the entrepreneurial culture is strong and growing, this is a call that the Department…

DTI strengthens drive vs pyramiding, chain marketing schemes

Irene Sino-Cruz 10/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has tightened regulations on those doing networking and multi-level marketing amid concerns raised regarding the sale of products using pyramid sales schemes in the guise of…

DTI to hold nationwide short film competition for Consumer Welfare Month

Irene R. Sino Cruz 09/10/2019

CEBU CITY—Senior high school students who have talent in film-making now have the chance to join a 10-minute short film competition organised by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) as part of the activities of the…

DTI-7 issues violation notice to 14 Cebu retailers of construction, hardware materials

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 06/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Fourteen (14) retailers of construction and hardware materials in Cebu were issued Notice of Violation (NOVs) by the Department of Trade and Industry in Central Visayas for selling “uncertified, inferior and substandard products.”…

DTI rolls out “Diskwento Caravan” in Cebu

Futch Anthony Inso 05/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry Cebu Province (DTI Cebu) is set to conduct a “Diskwento Caravan” as a move to enable members of marginalized communities to have access to basic goods. The…

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