The DTI Guimaras Provincial Office and the Municipality of Jordan, Guimaras joined hands in the conduct of inspection if weighing scales at the Jordan Food Terminal Market in Jordan, Guimaras are calibrated.

On March 4, the team spearheaded by the Municipal Treasurer Office, conducted the inspection to ensure that all weighing scales used in the conduct of businesses of retailers in the area are accurate and/or does not shortchange consumers.

Four teams were formed to carry out said inspection composed of the Philippine National Police, Municipal Treasurer’s Office and the DTI. It turned out that out of the 176 weighing scales inspected, seven (7) were defective. The defective weighing scales were confiscated and turned-over to the Office of the Market Supervisor.♦

The DTI Guimaras Provincial Office has processed a total of 133 business name registration certificates for the month of February through its Negosyo Centers. These NCs are located in Jordan (73), Buenavista (43) and Nueva Valencia (17).

These are manned by DTI Business Counselors with counterpart from the local government unit.

Aside from business name registration, the NCs also offer services like the conduct of seminars and trainings on entrepreneurship, research, monitoring and advocacy. For information, you may contact DTI Guimaras at 09176263403 or (033) 581-2119.♦

R6 Negosyo Center SSF
Some 49 additional shared service facilities (SSF) will be established this year to enhance the needs of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the region, with the Province of Antique getting the lion’s share of the project with 33 SSFs.
The Province of Aklan has proposed five (5) SSFs to be established; Capiz with one (1) SSF; Guimaras with two (2) facilities; Iloilo with six (6) facilities; and, Negros Occidental proposed to establish two (2) facilities.
These facilities aims to improve production and output in the priority industry clusters of cacao, coffee, coco coir, processed foods, bamboo, wearables and homestyle, and gifts, decors and housewares.
These facilities also included programs on weaving, pottery, dairy and horticulture industries.
DTI VI OIC Regional Director Rebecca M. Rascon said the establishment of these facilities in the communities would greatly improve the production and market linkage of cooperators and MSMEs.
The DTI VI will be partnering with cooperatives, civil society organizations, local government units, state universities and colleges, as cooperators of the SSFs to ensure that these facilities are well taken-cared of and that it will be used for its purpose.♦

The Negosyo Center in Malay, Aklan now accepts business name registration applications.
“MSMEs may now apply thru Negosyo Center Malay for their business name registration, and pay corresponding application fees via nearest Palawan pawnshop, and submit the proof of payment to NC Malay,” said OIC-Provincial Director Ma. Carmen I. Iturralde.
NC Malay will be accepting application from 8AM to 5PM. However, cut-off period for processing of applications is at 3 P.M. Applications received after cut off time will be processed the following day.
A Certificate of Registration will be issued to the registrant on the next working day, and/or will be notified accordingly as the processing of the business name is still being done at the DTI Aklan Provincial Office in Kalibo, Aklan.
With this development, MSMEs in Malay or nearby areas will no longer need to travel in Kalibo, Aklan and that they will have more time for their business. Interested applicants may visit NC Malay located at Boracay Action Center, Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan.
DTI’s business name registration is only applicable for single proprietorship.
Partnerships and corporations may register at the Securities and Exchange Commission; cooperatives at the Cooperative Development Authority; and, associations at the Department of Labor and Employment.
Applicants may also opt to register their business name online at, and pay via Globe’s GCash, and print their respective certificate of registration for to be posted in their stores or offices.♦

Boracay Enforcement - Service & Repair Shops 1

DTI VI enforcers conduct covert operations on service and repair shops operating without DTI accreditation in Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan. These alleged illegal shops were located in areas away from the prying eyes of the public.

The apprehension was made possible from the information tipped by residents within the area.♦

Boracay Enforcement - Service & Repair Shops 2

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