GET TO KNOW DTI- REGION 5
DTI-05 or the Bicol Region is composed of four contiguous provinces: Albay, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, and Sorsogon; two island provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate; and seven cities namely, Legazpi, Naga, Iriga, Tabaco, Ligao, Sorsogon, and Masbate.
The largest component of the region’s economy is agriculture. It is known for its pili nuts, coconuts, abaca, banana, coffee, and jackfruit, as well as for rice and corn. Their other industries include commercial fishing, mining, handicrafts, jewelry manufacturing, among others.
Legazpi City – With Mayon Volcano continues its restiveness, the scores of residents who had to evacuate the area were provided by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) - Albay Provincial Office with skills and livelihood trainings through its project, “Alternative Income Opportunities.” “Many evacuees are concernedRead more.
Sabang, Prieto Diaz, Seamancor Eco Developers Inc. was conceived on December 6, 1994 and started a pilot project on Eco-Tourism. There you can see mangroves, seagrass beds and coral reefs from their fish sanctuary. For years, they have protected the area against illegal fishing and other factors that might bringRead more.
Prime Legacy, Inc. in Daraga, Albay has gone a long way since 2001, when Nacion sisters decided to put it up as a corporation, a business they inherited from their parents. Its growth can be attributed to the persevering Nacion sisters who are both hands-on in the business and bothRead more.
A visit to Bicol is not complete without trying its famous pili nuts and other pili delicacies. Truly an enchanting indulgence. Every bite is a heaven’s delight! WELCOME TO THE HOME OF PILI NUT PRODUCTS. Nutritious, delectable and the next big thing to hit the international market. The Pili nutRead more.
The Labo Progressive Multi-Purpose Cooperative (LPMPC) had gone a long way when it dared to venture into the production of machine decorticated fiber and handwoven pina cloth and its buy products. Since its launching in 2006, LPMPC has developed into a reliable partner of the Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI)Read more.
In 2013, the Buhi OTOP Key Players of BOKPA was among the first to be identified and qualified as SSF beneficiary. Through the cooperation of the Caceres Social Foundation, a church-based organization, the weavers became the happy, grateful and appreciative recipients of 40 handlooms and 6 sewing machines, which theyRead more.