• Defective weighing scales destroyed in Bataan

      A total of 97 defective weighing scales were recently destroyed by an enforcement group led by DTI Bataan, Bataan Consumer Affairs Council, Bantay Presyo Orani Movement and the local government of Orani, Bataan on April 11, 2017 at the Orani Public Market. The defective scales were confiscated during saturation drives in public markets by the municipal government of Orani from 2012 to the present. Connie Sanico, head of the Consumer Protection Division of DTI Bataan said that defective...

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    • Senator Bam Aquino visits NE Negosyo Center

      The principal author of the Go Negosyo Act recently visited the Negosyo Center in Cabanatuan City. Senator Bam Aquino, together with his staff, visited the center on April 6, 2017 to meet with DTI officials and members of the Micro Small and Medium Enterprise sector of Nueva Ecija. Senator Aquino also monitored the operations of the Negosyo Center. During the dialogue, micro entrepreneurs in the province gave testimonies of their growth with the help of the Negosyo Center. Former Overseas...

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    • Mentoring program for small entrepreneurs set

      A mentoring program of the Department of Trade and Industry is scheduled to start this month. On April 26, 2017, the first of the twelve session module of the Kapatid Mentor Micro Enterprise (KMME) program will be held in Bulacan. All provinces of Central Luzon will have their respective KMME sessions. Each province is expected to train at least 25 mentees. The KMME session schedule are set tp start in the following dates: Aurora – July 5 Bataan – May 26 Bulacan – April 26 Nueva Ecija – June 7 Pampanga...

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    • DTI reminds stores to give additional discount to PWDs

      The Department of Trade and Industry is reminding stores, supermarkets and shops to give a Five Percent (5%) discount to Persons with Disabilities (PWD), as mandated by law. This reminder is given as the DTI, the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Energy (DoE) have signed a Joint Administrative Order (JAO) No. 17-02 dated February 17, 2017 amending JAO No. 10 series of 2010 “Granting Special Discounts to Persons with Disabilities on Purchase of Basic Necessities and Prime...

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    • OTOP Next Generation sessions open in CL

      Some 63 local Micro Small and Medium Enterprises in the region were part of the pilot run of the One Town One Product Next Generation (OTOP Next Gen) project of the Department of Trade and Industry. The sessions included product cliniquing, packaging and labeling advice, and product evaluation. The pilot session was held at the DTI Regional Office III Conference Room from March 22 to 23, 2017. Experts from the Design Center of the Philippines facilitated the product development and evaluation of the...

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