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MAKATI CITY -- The National Price Coordinating Council (NPCC) convened its second regular meeting on April 22 to discuss critical measures to ensure the stable supply and reasonable pricing of basic necessities and prime commodities (BNPCs) for Filipino consumers. According to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the baseline inflation rate
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TAGUIG CITY --The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recognizes the country’s robust automotive industry as one of the key drivers of the national economy, showcasing the exceptional skills of the Filipino workforce, according to Secretary Fred Pascual. “For over six decades, MMPC has created employment opportunities for Filipinos, significantly
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STO. TOMAS, BATANGAS -- The Philippine Economic Zone (PEZA) Board held its meeting at the First Philippine Industrial Park (FPIP) on Friday, 19 April 2024. A total of 73 new and expansion projects, generating PhP 29.955 Billion investments, was approved to date for the year 2024. These projects are expected
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MAKATI CITY -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) brought together national line agencies, local government units, higher educational institutions, industry associations, business support organizations, prominent personalities, and key stakeholders on 17 April 2024 at the Valero Grand Suites in Makati City to refine the Philippine Creative Industries Development
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ORLANDO, FLORIDA -- The Philippines’ 7th participation in the HIMSS Global Conference and Exhibition (HIMSS24) generated an initial sales amounting to US$ 53 million (inclusive of closed deals, contracts under negotiation, potential sales to be nurtured) plus additional potential direct investment amounting to US$ 50 million in the next three
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MAKATI CITY–On April 17, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) and Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF), aimed at the empowerment of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). This sealed partnership aligns with DTI Secretary Fred Pascual's strategic vision for
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MAKATI CITY -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through its Bureau of Industry Planning and Innovation (BIPI), successfully conducted a validation session for the results of its fashion and textile industries roadmap project on 16 April 2024 at Valero Grand Suites, Makati City. As part of BIPI’s Creative
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MAKATI CITY, PHILIPPINES -- The Department of Trade and Industry's Consumer Protection Group (DTI-CPG) has launched a dialogue series called "Kapihan with CPG," aiming to strengthen collaboration with the Department’s stakeholders, as well as address and discuss pressing industry topics concerning them. Initially convened on 12 April 2024, the Kapihan
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The Philippines’ merchandise exports surged by 15.7% in February 2024, recording USD 5.9 billion compared to USD 5.1 billion over a year earlier, based on preliminary data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).  This significant growth is a promising indicator for the Philippine economy, driven largely by the robust upturn
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MAKATI CITY, PHILIPPINES–The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), in collaboration with Launchgarage, showcased the top creative startups at the IDEA (Incubation, Development, and Entrepreneurial Assistance) and ADVanCE (Accelerating Development Valuation, and Corporate Entrepreneurship) for Creatives Demo Day on 15 April 2024, at Whitespace Manila. The Demo Day serves as
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