Category Archives: DTI

Project Bangon Marawi, Year 1. Price check: Hygiene kit items cost more than DTI, retail chain rates

By Malou Mangahas and Karol Ilagan Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism THE top three suppliers of the billion-peso food, hygiene, and various other kits for the displaced residents of the Islamic City of Marawi supposedly offered “the lowest and most responsive bids” but a price check with the Trade department and retail grocery chains show […]

COMMENTARY: Galvanize Halal Advocacy: Seize a Slice of USD 580 billion?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 May) — Online statistics varies as to quantifying the Global Halal Consumer Market’s worth in terms of US dollars. One estimates it at more than 580 billion dollars today or two more years from now while another projects it to rocket up to $2.6 trillion dollars by 2020! Government economic […]

RDC-11 endorses project for MSMEs

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/31 July) – The Regional Development Council of Region 11 has endorsed for funding a project that will support the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises. Endorsed by RDC-11 is the Rural Agro-Enterprise Partnership for Inclusive Development and Growth (RAPID Growth) project of the Department of Trade and Industry to the Investment Coordination Committee of […]

Price freeze remains in force in quake-hit Surigao – DTI

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/18 February) — A price freeze on basic commodities continues to be enforced in the city, an official reminded local businessmen and consumers. Celestino Negapatan, provincial director of the Department of Trade and Industry in Surigao del Norte told MindaNews in a phone interview Friday that the price freeze was based on Resolution No. […]

Region 12 trade fair nets P13.25M

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 28 Nov) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Region 12 recorded P13.25 million in sales during the grand “Treasures of Soccsksargen” expo here earlier this month. Leonard Flores, chief of DTI-12’s industry development division, said Monday such figure was based on the reports submitted by micro, small and medium […]

Duterte no show in event hosted by Kris Aquino; severe migraine cited

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /11 Nov) — President Rodrigo was a no show  Friday evening at the Townhall Interview with TV host Kris Aquino, sister of former President Benigno Aquino III, allegedly due to severe migraine. Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez broke the news before 700 participants who waited hours for the town hall discussion, which was supposed […]

20 MSMEs in GenSan chosen for DTI’s ‘Mentor Me’ program

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/14 October) — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Region 12 has chosen 20 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) here as pilot beneficiaries of its “Mentor Me” program. Vannesa Clainre Pleña, DTI-12 information officer, said the beneficiaries were among the hundreds of MSMEs in the region that have signified […]