Programs identified where government can invest funds for MSMEs

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/16/2017

  Local business stakeholders have identified priority programs the government should invest in more following the announcement of President Rodrigo Duterte to pour more funds to support the country’s micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Cebu Chamber…

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…

Cranes seen as indicators of Cebu’s bustling property sector

Victor Anthony V. Silva 02/05/2017

2017 economic PROSPECTS MANY cranes in Cebu particularly in Mandaue and Cebu cities mean more real estate projects in these cities, which also mean better prospects for Cebu this year. Donato Busa, immediate past president of the…

Cebu biz leaders laud P19B funding for small enterprise

Victor Anthony V. Silva 01/12/2017

Business leaders in Cebu lauded the initiative of the Duterte administration to make financing more accessible to micro, small, and medium-scale enterprises (MSME), saying this will help spur the growth of these businesses. Melanie Ng, Cebu Chamber…

DTI workshop gives 16 MSMEs an online boost

Cebu Daily News 01/11/2017

More Cebu-based micro, small and medium-scale enterprises (MSMEs) will be able to use their knowledge in e-commerce to grow their businesses after representatives from 16 MSMEs underwent nearly a two-monthlong workshop initiated by the Department of Trade…

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…

Mentor Me graduate aims to duplicate Thirsty’s success

Dominic D. Yasay 12/14/2016

A LOCAL entrepreneur is aiming to duplicate what Cebuano businessman Bunny Pages’ fruit shake business, Thirsty, has attained. Terence Neil Padrique, 38, is the owner of The Lemon Co., a one-year-old business venture he started in May…

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…

PH posts 7.1% GDP GROWTH: Duterte gov’t lauded; early economic momentum cited

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/17/2016

Business leaders in Cebu lauded the present administration for the 7.1-percent growth of the Philippine economy during the first three months of President Rodrigo Duterte in office. However, some said this could also be owed to the…

MSMEs should learn to be disaster resilient — DTI

Victor Anthony V. Silva 10/24/2016

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has called for strengthened disaster resilience among micro, small, and medium-size enterprises (MSMEs) through an enhanced partnership between the government and private sectors. Jerry Clavesillas, director of DTI’s Bureau of…

DTI to roll out improved MSME dev’t plan in Jan.

Victor Anthony V. Silva 10/09/2016

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is expected reach out to more budding entrepreneurs as it is rolling out the micro, small, and medium-scale enterprise (MSME) development plan 2017-2022 by January next year. Trade Assistant Secretary…

DTI reaches out to MSMEs through Negosyo Centers

Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/05/2016

Seventh business center in Cebu opens in Tuburan town, midwestern Cebu The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Cebu expects to reach out to more entrepeneurs in the province with the establishment of additional Negosyo Centers…

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