The first batch of Enhanced Business Learning Session (EBLS) enrollees finished up with two (2) sessions before having their presenting their business plans at VIP Hotel on March 9, 2018.

After the graduation of the first Batch of EBLS, the 2nd Batch of EBLS enrollees were ushered through sessions on ‘Basic Marketing focusing on 4Ps’, ‘Review on Pricing and Costing based on Market Segments’, ‘Product Positioning and Branding, Consumer Behaviour’, ‘Product Promotion/Participation in Marketing Events’, ‘Customer Relation Management’ and ‘One on One Business Coaching on Marketing’.

The Enhanced Business Learning Session (EBLS) was also rolled out in the municipalities outside of Cagayan de Oro. Sessions on ‘Entrepreneurial Mind-setting and Values Formation’, ‘Basics of Marketing’ and ‘One-on-one Business Coaching on Marketing’ were already conducted.

DTI Misamis Oriental also started to roll-out another batch of Kapatid Mentor Me Program Enrollees for Cagayan de Oro during its launching last March 7, 2018. The following sessions were already conducted this March for the new KMME enrollees: ‘Entrepreneurial Mind-Setting & Values Formation’, ‘Marketing’, ‘Product Development’, and ‘Market Growth and Expansion’.

Apart from the committed conduct of EBLS training, DTI-Misamis Oriental also continues to accommodate requests for resource speaker, conducts entrepreneurship orientation and other activities not classified under EBLS.


    • DTI conducted Silk & Sinamay Weaving Training with Tinabuan at Lagonglong, Misamis Oriental last March 5, 2018
    • A 2nd round of product development consultation was again conducted with Ms. Maria Teresita Pasola last March 12-13, 2018 in preparation for the participation of Misamis Oriental to Manila FAME. The following companies will be participating:
      • Cagayan de Oro Handmade Paper
      • Salay Handmade Paper Industries Inc.
      • SRV Dayawan Handmade Paper
      • Puyo Handicrafts
      • Tinabuan Arts and Crafts
      • Chris Gomez Designs 
    • A study mission to Quezon Province with LGU-Talisayan BuB Beneficiaries last March 12-16

There were a lot of marketing events that were conducted in March either initiated by DTI or privately organized. The following were the World Food Expo held at LimKetKai, CDO, Big Bite at Centrio Mall and Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair at Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

Other Highlights:

  • DTI Misamis Oriental conducted a BEST Game Trainor’s Training for Negosyo Center Coordinators throughout MIsamis Oriental last March 13-16, 2018 at VIP Hotel, Cagayan de Oro
  • Furthermore, DTI also conducted a Focus Group Discussion with the intent of gathering inputs on how to further improve Negosyo Center Services last March 21, 2018 at VIP Hotel, Cagayan de Oro
  • DTI also provided consultancy services during the Misamis Oriental Provincial Government Stakeholder's Consultative Forum held at Capitol Training Center, Cagayan de Oro City last March 8, 2018
  • DTI also participated the Trabaho, Negosyo at Kabuhayan: Grand Serbisyo Caravan organized by the Department of Labor and Employment last March 16, 2018. In collaboration with different government agencies, DTI provided advisory services to participants of the job fair.
  • Amidst the busyness of DTI Mis. Or., the office was able to conduct a one-day 5S/Empty Day Session last March 17, 2018, in preparation for the Regional Internal Quality Audit. The provincial internal quality audit for Misamis Oriental was conducted last March 22, 2018.
  • DTI Mis. Or. Consumer Protection Division continues to support the Cagayan de Oro City Price Coordinating Council as it regularly conducts its quarterly meeting. The 1st quarter meeting was conducted last March 21, 2018 at 2nd Floor Conference Room, City Mayor’s Office, Cagayan de Oro.
  • DTI Mis. Or. Consumer Protection Division continues to conduct Information and Education Advocacy. The following sessions were conducted in March:






FTL Briefing with Philippines Seven Corp. (711)

Training Room, DTI Cagayan de Oro

March 26, 2018


Consumer Education for the Differently abled Women Network Philippines, Inc. (DAWN)

Lawndale Spring Resort, Cagayan de Oro

March 16, 2018


Briefing to Negosyo Center Coordinators on BN Registration

VIP Hotel, Cagayan de Oro

March 16, 2018

Operation Timbagan

Holy Week is a time for penance for our sins, remembering the sacrifices of our Lord Jesus Christ and recollection asking for forgiveness. In the island province of Camiguin, this celebration is both a catholic devotion as well as a tourism event. It is highlighted by a walk around the island as a sign of sacrifice for devotees, visitors and tourists as well, locally termed as PANAAD. For this year it falls on March 25 to April 1, 2018, from Palm Sunday until Easter Sunday.

PANAAD is considered as a major tourism event in the island wherein thousands of devotees and tourists flock in the island as it is also a long weekend. As part of its preparation, the provincial government of Camiguin, all the local government units in the different municipalities and various national agencies converge their endeavors to make the event memorable to visitors and their needs are addressed during their stay in the province.

DTI organized a composite team to conduct Operation Timbangan coming from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Local Government Unit (LGU)-Treasurer and Municipal Agriculture, Consumer Organization (CO) and the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Out of 201 stores visited around the island, there were 6 defective weighing scales confiscated. Presented below are the number of firms visited and weighing scales confiscated per municipality.



No. of Stores Visited

No. of Standard Weighing Scales

No. of Defective Weighing Scales































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