DTI encourages working on-site in Alert Level 1 areas to help revive economy

Daniza Fernandez 02/28/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is encouraging workers to physically report for work in  areas under COVID-19 Alert Level 1. DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez told INQUIRER.net that working on-site would revive the economy. “[Work…

DTI Cebu aids 671 MSMEs affected by Typhoon Odette

Doris C. Bongcac 02/28/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) distributed negosyo kits to more than 600 beneficiaries in Cebu to help their businesses recover from the ill effects of Typhoon Odette. Each of the negosyo…

DTI, DOH set purchase cap for paracetamol and other medicines

Daphne Galvez 01/11/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Health (DOH) have set a purchase limit for paracetamol and other drugs amid reports of shortage of medicines along with the rise of…

Crackdown on overpricing sellers in Cebu City starts

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City government has begun going after sellers and retailers who are overpricing essential goods here.  On the evening of December 28, 2021, the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) caught a…

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 City EOC seeks DTI’s help to regulate prices of COVID-19 meds

Dyrecka Letigio 09/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is urging the Department of Trade and Industries (DTI) and the Department of Health (DOH) to control the prices of essential medicines being used for COVID-19…

The adobo rebellion

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 07/19/2021

A huge uproar was created by the government when it announced recently that it has formed a technical committee to decide on a “national standard for adobo.” It triggered agitation among the people and earned heaps of…

Committee to decide what is ‘standard’ adobo

Roy Stephen C. Canivel 07/10/2021

What makes an A-1 adobo? Are all adobos created equal? These are hardly the questions that can keep anyone up at night, but the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has apparently worked up an appetite to…

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…

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