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GIVE ONLINE SMALL BIZ SUPPORT SERVICES – LAPID

Senator Lito Lapid has filed Senate Bill No. (SBN) 1499 which pushes to provide support services for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in online spaces, providing mechanisms for their integration into the formal economy. SBN 1499, which shall be known as the Support Services for Online MSMEs Act, seeks to incentivize the registration of […]

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DENR, PH TOP FIRMS PARTNER UP VS PLASTIC WASTE

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is exploring a partnership with the country’s top conglomerates to create a plastic waste management action roadmap, as part of its commitment to regulate plastic packaging and reduce waste. This comes after representatives from the private sector were invited as panelists and shared their efforts toward achieving […]

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DTI, UNIONBANK, GLS TO DEVELOP PH DIGITAL INDUSTRY

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), together with the UnionBank of the Philippines (UBP) and Global Learning Solutions (GLS), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen collaboration and cooperation on digital transformation at the Inauguration of the Union Bank Innovation Campus (UBIC) during the 2022 UnionBank Innovation Festival recently. “DTI puts science, technology, […]

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DTI, JOLLIBEE PARTNER FOR #FLEXPHRIDAYS CAMPAIGN

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) named the country’s leading fast-food chain, Jollibee, its new campaign partner for its #FlexPHridays national advocacy campaign, an offshoot of the Buy Local, Go Lokal! campaign, which is a brainchild of Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez. “The DTI’s Go Lokal! national advocacy campaign—through #FlexPHridays—has been integral to the Department’s whole-of-society initiative to promote […]

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NARVACAN BUSINESSES HIT 64% GROWTH – SANIDAD

Following the opening of a world-class farmer’s market in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, many new businesses have sprouted in the area, according to a certified report on economic data of the municipal government. Latest records showed that in 2021, some 916 new businesses got registered in Narvacan, bringing the total number of businesses that year to […]

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DTI TO LAUNCH ‘DIGITAL TOOLKIT’ FOR MSMES

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has initiated the development of a self-assessment toolkit for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) which will measure their level of digital maturity and readiness to embark on their journey towards digital transformation. During the 2nd Meeting of the E-commerce Promotion Council held recently, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez […]

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DTI, SHOPEE LAUNCH VIRTUAL TRADE FAIR

While micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) still comprise the majority of registered businesses in the country, a survey conducted by the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) Ecommerce Office in September 2020 showed that 73% of MSMES still require assistance in digitizing their operations. Shopee remains committed to helping MSMEs transition to digital easily […]

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IMPROVE ELECTRICITY SERVICES IN MINDANAO — POE

Senator Grace Poe said improving electricity services in far-flung areas of Mindanao and lowering their rates could pave the way for more investments and businesses into the area. The Senate committee on public services deliberated recently a House bill seeking to expand the franchise area of electricity distribution firm Davao Light and Power Co. (DLPC). […]

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ISKO MORENO VOWS TO BOOST IT-BPM INDUSTRY IN PH

“As an ally in creating jobs for more Filipinos and in nation-building, I assure you that my administration’s policies will be business-friendly and consistent to induce foreign investors and enable sustained growth for the IT-BPM (Information Technology and Business Process Management ) industry.” This was stressed by Aksyon Demokratiko standard-bearer and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno […]

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TRAIN ENTREPRENEURS AMID PANDEMIC, SAYS VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva called for a shift in mindset from wage employment to self-employment for young graduates through the establishment of the Philippine Entrepreneurs Academy. Villanueva made this call in his sponsorship of Senate Bill No. 2205 under Committee Report No. 585, creating the said academy that provides degree programs and training for entrepreneurship. The […]