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The Department of Trade and Industry – Rizal Provincial Office (DTI-RIZAL) raided three stores where a total of 5,316 sets of uncertified christmas lights were seized with an approximate market value of PhP 378,309.00.

The three stores had mixed stock of certified and uncertified Christmas lights. Items which neither had the Philippine Standard (PS) Mark nor Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) stickers were removed from the shelves.

A sum of 4,031 sets of Christmas lights came from a store in Teresa, while 1,285 sets were confiscated from two stores in Binangonan by DTI’s enforcement team led by the Chief of the Consumer Protection Division of DTI-Rizal. Notice of violations were issued to the three business establishments selling uncertified christmas lights.

“We conducted this enforcement in anticipation of the increase in sales as holiday spending gain momentum,” said Director Mercedes Parreño, Provincial Director of DTI-Rizal.

Manufacturers are required to apply for a Philippine Standard (PS) License prior to production of mandatory products such as Christmas lights and are further required to place a PS Mark in either the packaging or product while importers are required to attach an ICC sticker. Said marking are mandated under the DTI Department Order No. 2, series of 2007, prior to its distribution and sale in the local market.

Mandatory products are tested against their Philippine National Standard (PNS) requirements and only those that pass are issued the PS license and ICC certificate.

Director Parreño reminds the public, “Look for the PS Mark and ICC stickers when buying Christmas lights so that we can avoid fires and enjoy a safer holiday season”.♦

Date of release: 2 December 2019

Nagcarlan, Laguna – Negosyo Center Nagcarlan celebrated its second year last September 18, 2019. Nagcarlan has 52 barangays where most of the businesses are of related to bread and pastries.

This year, Negosyo Center Nagcarlan in cooperation with the Local Government Unit of Nagcarlan conducted two successful seminars on basic pricing and costing under the Department of Trade and Industry- Laguna’s Small and Medium Enterprise Roving Academy (SMERA) program. Since 2017, more than 1,000 aspiring and registered micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) were assisted and given business name (BN) certificates.

Negosyo Center Business Counsellor Jestine Arguidas also conducts weekly seminars that help potential and existing MSMEs in Nagcarlan. Hopefully, Negosyo Center Nagcarlan would be able to assist more MSMEs on business development.

Date of Release: 6 December 2019

Bay, Laguna – In the spirit of providing local micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) the premium services to jumpstart their development, the Department of Trade and Industry – Laguna Provincial Office (DTI-Laguna), through its Negosyo Center Bay, conducted its 3rd Weekly Seminar for the month of November at Barangay Paciano Rizal.

The activity catered thirty (30) existing and aspiring entrepreneurs who learned more about the following topics:1) Entrepreneurial Mindset; and; 2) Financial Literacy. The Negosyo Center Business Counsellor, equipped with the appropriate skills, was able to properly impart the knowledge towards the participants.

Thus, DTI-Laguna will continue to widen its reach towards the local MSMEs of Laguna by providing various activities for the MSME enhancement.

Date of Release: 6 December 2019

Nagcarlan, Laguna –  Negosyo Center Nagcarlan in partnership of Sangguniang Barangays in the municipality started the first run of weekly seminars at Barangay Poblacion 2 last August 23, 2019. The most recent seminar was conducted on November 20 at Barangay Talahib with Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries from the said barangay.

Negosyo Center Nagcarlan also visited 11 other barangays namely, 1) Poblacion 1; 2) Poblacion 3; 3) Barangay Yukos; 4) Barangay Alumbrado; 5) Barangay Bambang; 6) Barangay Alibungbungan; 7) Barangay Banago; 8) Barangay Santa Lucia; 9) Barangay Palina; 10) Barangay Taytay; and 11) Barangay Silangang Ilaya.

Negosyo Center Business Counsellor Jestine Arguidas has discussed various topics including setting-up a business and entrepreneurial mindsetting. These topics are essential to the growth and development of the potential and existing micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the locality.

Date of Release: 6 December 2019

Bay, Laguna – The Department of Trade and Industry Laguna Provincial Office (DTI-Laguna), through its Negosyo Center Bay, conducted a seminar on Entrepreneurial Mindset and Financial Literacy to enhance the knowledge of the Bayeño micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Thirty-four (34) MSMEs participated on the activity which was held last November 10, 2019 at Brgy. Santa Cruz.

With the aid of the Local Government Unit of Bay as well as the other government agencies, DTI-Laguna will continue to live by its mandate of helping and developing local MSMEs.

Date of Release: 6 December 2019

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