30 Cebu establishments receive Gold Bagwis Seal

Futch Anthony Inso 06/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The “Gold Bagwis Seal” was given to 30 establishments in Cebu Province by  the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). The Bagwis award is given to establishments that uphold the rights and welfare of consumers…

LTO-7 welcomes DTI policy against giving installment only option to vehicle buyers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas (LTO-7) welcomed the new policy of the Department of Trade and Industries (DTI) disallowing the sellers of vehicles from giving buyers only an installment option to…

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.…

DTI backs easing of age restrictions for economic recovery

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 01/15/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez on Friday expressed support for the gradual easing of age restrictions possibly down to 10 years old to help the economic recovery of the country. In a televised briefing, Lopez…

DTI-7 Posts on Social Media its Digital Marketing Webinars for MSMEs

PR 12/19/2020

The Department of Trade and Industry Central Visayas (DTI-7) recently concluded its Digital Marketing Strategies for MSMEs webinar series. The series was held via Zoom and Facebook Live. With the goal to help local businesses thrive in…

MAP favors easing of age restrictions

Roy Stephen C. Canivel 11/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) backed the proposal of the Department of Trade and Industry to further reopen the economy by relaxing the age restriction for those going out, which is currently…

DTI-7 begins monitoring supplies for Noche Buena products

Futch Anthony Inso 11/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Department of Trade and Industry in Central Visayas (DTI-7) has already started monitoring  Noche Buena products in malls and supermarkets as Christmas season draws near. Ines Cajegas, chief of the consumer protection division of…

DTI-7 Launches New Webinar Series: Youth Entrepreneurship Program 2020 & Digital Marketing Strategies

PR 10/29/2020

The Department of Trade and Industry Central Visayas (DTI-7) recently launched two new webinar series bannered as Youth Entrepreneurship Program 2020 and Digital Marketing Strategies.  The series is held via Zoom and Facebook Live with the cooperation…

Mall sales back as gov’t further eases restrictions

Leila B. Salaverria 10/17/2020

The government has allowed malls and other commercial establishments as well as the travel industry to increase their operations, officials said on Friday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging…

Mall sale events now allowed in GCQ, MGCQ areas

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 10/16/2020

MANILA, Philippines — To spur consumer activity, the government’s task force on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has allowed shopping malls to resume sale events, Malacañang said Friday. “Ang mga establishments at mga malls may hold activities para…

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