Gov’t urged to develop markets first to make programs sustainable

Victor Anthony V. Silva 02/06/2017

WHILE the Capitol is already at work building the capacity of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) in the province, a development worker said more should be done in terms of market development. Mariel Vincent Rapisura, president…

MSMEs to use e-commerce knowledge to expand markets

Victor Anthony V. Silva 01/09/2017

FOURTEEN micro, small and medium-scale enterprises (MSMEs) are expected to expand their markets and become more competitive after completing a workshop on e-commerce organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). The 14 ventures have been…

Gothong partners with Japan firm, eyes Asean market

Victor Anthony V. Silva 01/09/2017

The Gothong Southern Group of Companies is primed to capitalize on the Asean integration after its recent partnership with a Japanese logistics firm. Alessandro Lampayan, Gothong’s logistics unit’s chief operations officer, said their joint venture with Suzue…

How a factory worker became a bag-making entrepreneur

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/22/2016

SHE went into the making of pillowcases to earn extra income for the treatment and medication of her ill son and ended up in making bags, which she has grown into a promising home-based business venture. Abegail…

CLOSING THE INNOVATION GAP: Go into e-commerce, entrepreneurs urged

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/21/2016

Entrepreneurs in the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) sector are encouraged to go into electronic commerce or e-commerce so that they can compete with other Asian countries in terms of innovation. Ma. Elena Arbon, Department of…

Entrepreneurs urged: Embrace e-commerce

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/27/2016

Entrepreneurs are encouraged to take advantage of the country’s growing internet population and put up online platforms of their operations to scale up their businesses. Ma. Elena Arbon, Cebu provincial director of the Department of Trade and…

Duterte to Apec leaders: ‘PH open for business’

11/18/2016

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he would encourage more investors to do business in the Philippines in his attendance at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit in Lima, Peru. “My message to Apec will be…

Security Bank ties up with BTMU; eyes Japan firms in PH

Victor Anthony V. Silva 10/17/2016

SECURITY Bank is expected to gain a major foothold on Japanese corporations in the country following its partnership with Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Ltd. (BTMU) earlier this year. Alfonso Salcedo Jr., Security Bank president, said there are many…

Digital startups get a push from DTI

Victor Anthony V. Silva 08/09/2016

IN order to help the Cebu business sector understand the startup ecosystem better, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has spearheaded a seminar for its partners today. DTI Cebu Director Maria Elena Arbon said more than…

DTI to give startups a boost to become small enterprises

Victor Anthony V. Silva 07/14/2016

Startups can now have the needed boost to launch their business ideas to become real small and medium enterprises through the Department of Trade and Industry’s Launchpad program. “Launchpad seeks to bring these startups to a certain…

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