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    • Company urges use of virtual reality in schools

      by Verna Mae Barrozo and Mariel Amor Vargas Published on Business Mirror 18 July 2017 TO better teach 21st-century learners, a company advocates for virtual reality (VR) be integrated and utilized in the Philippine educational system. Paolo Espiritu, CEO and cofounder of Haraya Labs, a VR platform-building company, shared in a networking event sponsored by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) that is time for the country to introduce VR as a great tool in engaging students and helping them keep up with the other countries’ standard in education. “We’re very much behind in education, and what you’ve seen with virtual reality, you can see how we can keep up with, if not surpass, other countries,” he said last Tuesday, at the QBO Hub in the DTI’s International Building along Gil J. Puyat...

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    • Lopez on Asean: There is unity in diversity

      Published in Business Mirror 18 July 2017 HONG KONG—In the midst of calls for protectionism and global economic developments, the Asean stands ready to respond to issues affecting trade and investment, drawing strength from its integrated economies. Speaking at the Hong Kong East Asia Summit on July 11, Asean Economic Ministers Chairman and Philippine Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez discussed current integration efforts in the Asean and how these would eventually translate to regional complementation. “Each economy will be differentiating its products to complement those of other economies. Economies may not necessarily compete, but they may complement each other through product specialization and market segmentation,” Lopez said. He added regional integration has resulted in a wider...

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    • DTI-EMB presents ASEAN MSME opportunities on multisector forum in Benguet

      By RD Velasco Published in Business Mirror 18 July 2017 In Photo: Agnes Perpetua Legaspi, assistant director of the Department of Trade and Industry’s Export Marketing Bureau, speaks during the Asean multisector forum held on June 30 at the Provincial Capitol of Benguet. She discussed opportunities in Asean for micro, small and medium enterprises, as well as free trade and investments. LA TRINIDAD, Benguet—As the Philippines holds the chairmanship of the Asean this year, the Public Information Agency (PIA) of the Cordillera Administrative Region organized a multisector forum on Asean on June 30 at the Benguet Provincial Capitol. The forum was led by the PIA in partnership with the Benguet provincial government as part of the information campaign to spread awareness on the Asean Economic...

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    • DTI-EMB promotes PHL food products at recent Thaifex 2017

      by RD Velasco Published in Business Mirror 18 July 2017 In Photo: EMB Director Senen M. Perlada (fourth from left) of the Department of Trade and Industry’s Export Marketing Bureau speaks with visitors of the booth of KSK Food Products, a Philippine participant during the Thaifex World of Food Asia held from May 30 to June 4 in Bangkok, Thailand. DUBBED as the “Kitchen of the World”, Thailand enjoys the continuous growth of its food-production and -processing sector because of its investment and continuous research and development (R&D) in the food and related sectors, specifically packaging and labeling. For this reason, The Department of Trade and Industry’s Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) and the Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) in Bangkok, Thailand, organized an...

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    • DTI-EMB to livestream ASEAN 2017 MSME Development Summit

      The Department of Trade and Industry-Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB), in cooperation with the Regional Operations Group (ROG), will livestream the “ASEAN MSME Development Summit: The 7Ms Towards a Prosperous ASEAN MSMEs" to be held on 14 July at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City. The summit will elevate discussions on various aspects of MSME development from developing the right entrepreneurial mindset to providing the appropriate business models to support entrepreneurs to start, grow, and expand their business and fully take advantage of the regional integration. As part of the programs under ASEAN Committee on Business and Investments Promotion (CBIP) currently chaired by DTI, the summit aims to gather stakeholders and key players that will support...

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