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…

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…

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