DTI Undersecretary Ceferino S. Rodolfo (3rd from left) and QSweep Chairman John B. Echauz (2nd from left) posed for a photo op after signing the MOA for the PHX Source Platform, joined by (from left) QSweep CEOAnton Ojeda and DTI-EMB Director Bianca Pearl R. Sykimte on 07 June 2024 at the Industry and Investments Building, Makati City.

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) – Industry Development and Investment Promotions Group (IPG) and QSweep Tech Services Corporation have partnered to promote Philippine exporters in the digital space through ‘PHX Source,’ an online platform designed to provide greater visibility and access to international markets for Philippine exporters. The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed by DTI Undersecretary Dr. Ceferino S. Rodolfo and QSweep Chairman Mr. John B. Echauz on 07 June 2024 in Makati City.

PHX Source will serve as a comprehensive, directory-based business-to-business (B2B) platform for Philippine exporters. The site provides free basic listings to exporters in the Philippines, with the option to avail of value-added services such as premium microsites, videography and product photography, social media content and management, and digital advertising. This platform will enable exporters to showcase their products and services, connect with potential buyers and partners, and gain valuable insights through real-time analytics.

This initiative aligns with the Philippine Export Development Plan (PEDP) 2023-2028, particularly with its key strategy of increasing the Philippines’ mindshare in the global market by providing a robust digital platform for showcasing Philippine products and capabilities.

“PHX Source is a milestone in our efforts to make it easier to link Philippine businesses to foreign buyers. We are glad to partner with QSweep in this strategic initiative. Their expertise and dedication will ensure that PHX Source becomes a vital tool to help our exporters reach new markets and opportunities. This initiative also aligns with other ongoing efforts by the Department to create a comprehensive digital ecosystem aimed at providing Philippine exporters a streamlined way to effectively promote their products and capabilities,” DTI-IPG Undersecretary Ceferino S. Rodolfo said.

QSweep Chairman John B. Echauz shared his excitement about the partnership, adding, “We are honored to team up with DTI in equipping Philippine exporters, through PHX Source, with cutting-edge technology and digital services to boost their global competitiveness and open new opportunities for growth.”

Immediately after the MOA signing, the DTI and QSweep will begin the onboarding process to bring exporters onto the platform. The DTI-Export Marketing Bureau will lead the onboarding process, in collaboration with the Board of Investments (BOI) and other trade and investment promotion offices.

About DTI – Export Marketing Bureau (EMB)

The DTI-EMB oversees the development, promotion, and monitoring of Philippine exports. DTI-EMB provides the exporters with the enabling environment to make them globally competitive.



About QSweep Tech Services Corporation

QSweep is a multi-industry marketplace for all business needs. They are committed to connecting businesses and facilitating safe and secure transactions.


Date of release: 13 June 2024