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In this issue Business Alert Inside DTI
S/Domingo designates heads of DTIFunctional Groups
Consumer News 1. 15 ‘Bagwis’ awardees named Good News, Philippines! ASEAN Watch 1. PHL, Asia-Pacific countries urged MSME/OTOP News Statwatch DTI Direct
4. IMPAKABSAT 2011 slated5. OKB-Gayon Bicol 2011
What’s New? dataline US$120-B 2016 exports target kept
shared service facilities likepackaging plant, retorts, and fiber
Bureau of Export and Trade Promotion (BETP) Director Senen M. Perlada, who also sits as Export Development Council (EDC) Executive Director, said they are not
already includes budget for theextension of the One Town, One
performance is an isolated case andwould not affect next years’ growth.
In addition, Perlada said thegovernment will push for the
“We don’t think 2011 will affect ouroverall double-up target of US$120B
The government is hopingto convince these firms
Industry Development and Trade Inside DTI Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Policy Group (IDTPG), S/Domingo designates Gregory L. Domingo signed heads of DTI
as Vice Chairman and Managing Functional Groups Head of the Board of Investments Undersecretary Cristino L. Panlilio, who previously headed the
IIG, shall now supervise the Trade and Investment Promotions Group (TIPG), formerly International
more streamlined organization that isdeemed responsive to the Aquino
Undersecretary Zenaida C.
administration’s current priorities. Maglaya still heads the former Consumer Welfare and Trade Undersecretary Adrian S. Cristobal, Jr. now heads the
been renamed Consumer Welfare dataline and Business Regulation Group Undersecretary Merly M. Cruz (CWBRG). Maglaya shall also head the Management Services Group (MSG), Regional Operations and Development Group (RODG), diversifying exports, strengtheningGood News, domestic competition, and improvingproductivity of the services sector,”
said World Bank (WB) Economist Soonwha Yi. 1. PHL economy strong amid global slowdown economy, World Bank’s Philippine
growth and weaker economicoutlook in advanced economies,
to higher remittances andnet services receipts.
“Private consumption is expected togrow steadily, buoyed by lowerincreased in the first half and foreignreserves have surged to record highs,thanks to strong capital inflows as wellas sustained growth of remittances and WB noted that government’s zero-income from investments abroad,”
generated enough fiscal space toscale up spending on priority social
prospects and yield differentials, netforeign portfolio inflows soared through
21.8% of gross domestic product(GDP) for 2011 from 20.5% in 2010,
“To better insulate the Philippineeconomy from external shocks, it isimprove its competitiveness throughBusiness Processing 2. BPO revenues seen Association of the Philippines reaching US$25B (BPA/P) Chairman Alfredo Ayala dataline
direct jobs would be 1.2M and indirectand direct jobs, 4.5M.
“The real key is our partnershipbetween government and privatesector. If we can pull that off, then we
challenge now is the supply of talent.
the goals in the 2011 BPA/P masterplanof generating demand for the Philippine
two growth scenarios: the best caseand accelerated case.
“Demand generation has become lessof an issue now because the world hascome to us so our focus now is on thesupply side of talent. The challenge ishow can we make use of this strong
direct and indirect employment of 3M. demand,” he said. (MAB 10/12)3. IT investments up 50% Investment commitments in the
continued to grow in the first ninemonths of the year as expected,
locators. The remaining 40% of thelocators are found in the provinces. MSME/OTOP President Benigno S. Aquino III has given his nod to DTI Undersecretary for Regional Operations and Development Group (RODG) Merly M. Cruz said 1. P/Aquino approves 2nd OTOP Program
tradition of the different provinces,cities, and municipalities.
Cruz told local executives,entrepreneurs, and expo participants
exports of US$677.2M (over by 30%);and assisted in the development of
“OTOP is one of the programs of theprogress to the countryside. We arenot only able to help the countrysideBataan Representative and House entrepreneurs, but most especially we Committee on Trade and Industry are able to converge, to work Chair Albert Raymond S. Garcia, harmoniously and effectively with thegovernment units, our congressmen,and the private sector,” Cruz said.
in terms of budget support,enactment of enabling laws, and the
2. DTI eyes countryside support facilities for MSMEs
Department of Trade Industry(DTI) will install centralized drying
packaging equipment was donated,which is now being used to package
DTI Secretary Gregory L. Domingo said this is one of the initiatives lined up by the government
“We will try to allocate a big part ofDTI budget to this effort to enable ourMSMEs to step up to the next level,”
“[Coconut water] Now, this is thehottest athletic drink in the UnitedStates. This is all natural and thedemand for coco water is increasingby 40% every year,” Domingo said.
over the past few years as proven indifferent trade fairs in the country. dataline 3. 1st Region 12 Coffee Congress set
1st Region 12 Coffee Congress on17-19 November 2011 at the
conduct of the Congress, theorganizers said, citing the need to
coffee varieties recorded by theBureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS)
improve agricultural and culturalpractices, coffee quality profile,
trailed way behind by Davao del Surwith 7%, Iloilo and Sulu with 5% each
like Agri, Trade, and Techno Fair oncoffee; Barista Exhibition; Market
about 18% of the the Philippines’ total Matching; Coffee Value Chain Tour;attributed to the province.
Compostela Valley follows closelywith 15%, Cavite with 10%, Bukidnon
Trade and Industry (DTI) has setP2-M sales target for the market
While such is the situation, the yield is matching; P5M for new investments;not as high as that of Cavite. Average
4. IMPAKABSAT 2011
products and services in IMPAKABSAT demonstrations. 2011 on 12-22 November at theCarousel Court, Festival Mall in
is from the combined efforts ofCordillera provinces, namely Ifugao,
5. OKB-Gayon Bicol 2011 The “Green! Naturally, earns P17M
(LGUs), and non-governmentorganizations (NGOs).
The event was organized by Region5’s Departments of Trade and
dataline 6. Likha ng Central Luzon 2011 earns P30.6M
with Philippine ExportersConfederation, Inc. (PhilExport-3),
7. School tables, chairs made from bamboo
(CALABARZON), Bicol, Western andCentral Visayas, Davao, and
“We are developing the entire chain.We are hoping that the four years willprovide us enough time to develop
“The farmers can engage in smallthe industry starting from the supplyscale nursery, while those with largeside of the bamboo to the buyers,”
tracts of land and the local governmentDepartment of Trade and units (LGUs) will be asked to start theIndustry - Regional Operations and Development Group (DTI- RODG) Undersecretary Merly M. Cruz said.
bamboo products is to supply publicschools with chairs and tables since
Business Alert 1. BOSS brings Pag-IBIG services to Bohol
services in the province to cater to the each involved agency. needs of Boholanos particularly forthe issuance of clearances for local
renewal procedures for governmentagencies like DTI, Social Security
dataline 2. No CCTV, no business The local government of Quezon permit in QC
prioritized in all high-risk establishments particularly in minimizing crimelike car dealership stores, both
Consumer News 1. 15 ‘Bagwis’
Industry (DTI) named 15 GoldBagwis Seal of Excellence
“The Bagwis Program is a check andbalance system for establishments toBagwis awardees be guided on how they shouldoperate while consistently conforming
Canon, with eight branches in
National Capital Region, Regions 1,3, 5, 7, and 9
local and international standards,” DTI Undersecretary for Consumer
Siapno-Tada Optical, Inc. with 11 Welfare and Business Regulations Group (CWBRG)
Nerumo Enterprises in Region 1 Zenaida C. Maglaya said.
Bolong Agri-Management Corp.
Honda Cars Ilocos, Inc.
Northeast Car Care Center
EZ Supermarket San Sebastian,
EZ Supermarket Ligtasan, Tarlac
“In its entirety, the DTI Bagwis
Mart One Department Store program will foster balance between
Big A Department Store,
Emilio S. Lim Appliances
K-Servico Trade, Inc. in Region 3 welfare of consumers is constantly
DBL Aircon Refrigeration Center safeguarded,” Maglaya said.
Honda Cars Bulacan in Region 3
Honda Cars Nueva Ecija dataline 2. How DTI handles consumer complaints Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Trade Regulation and Consumer Protection (DTI-BTRCP) Director Victorio Mario A. Dimagiba Joshuariza Saguran.
days, the mediation aims to resolvethe issue and to save the
Repair, replace, refund. Under Article
100 of the Consumer Act of thePhilippines, should the consumers
Arbitration. However, if the parties fail to
for arbitration. In this stage, both parties
papers. After which, a decision isrendered by the arbiter. The whole
process should ideally last only 20 days.
with DTI if the establishment fails toact on the matter. Under the
not only for consumer complaints,but also for Business Name
3. IPOPHL warns consumer on fake medicines
Jasponica rice, among otherproducts.
“There is no accurate figure really as tothe volume of counterfeit medicines,but what is important is that consumersmedicines in the market because thisis about health,” Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) Director-General Ricardo the lack of cooperation from the R. Blancaflor said.
include Pfizer’s Viagra, Astra-Zeneca’s
Lilly products, National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Atty. Joel M. Tovera said. dataline ASEAN Watch STATWATCH 1. PHL, Asia-Pacific
Network (IGPN) has urged thePhilippines and Asia-Pacific
achieve greener growth crucial tosustaining and providing new
to achieve green growth strategies “A return to ‘business as usual’ wouldbe unwise and ultimatelyunsustainable, involving risks thatconstraints on economic growth anddevelopment. It could result inincreased water scarcity, resourcebottlenecks, air and water pollution,climate change, and biodiversity loss,the need for strategies to achievegreener growth,” IGPN Manager Akira Kataoka said.
Social Commission for Asia and thePacific (UNESCAP) is focusing on a
sustainable consumption andproduction (SCP), greening business
companies and consumers, orbuying specific items with due
consideration of the environment,quality, and price. 2. ASEAN tospeed up integration
In a move prompted by the global P12M Sales generated in
PHL BPO sector’s directemployment target
Council (AEC), trade ministers frommember states said their priority is set
an integrated single market by 2015.
and to produce frameworks thatwould expand the engagement
DTI Direct* Call Center Report SUMMARY OF CALLS Month-on-month CALL TYPE CUMULATIVE CALL TYPE Jan-Oct 2011 % vs. Total Sept 2011 % Increase/ Decrease CALL RESOLUTION STATUS October 2011 January to October 2011 Referred - 44, 1.18% Referred - 974, 2.49% Resolved Resolved *The DTI Direct Call Center was established in November 2006 as part of the Department’s thrustto improve and simplify the delivery of its frontline services.dataline
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