DTI to open 5 Negosyo Centers in Zamboanga

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 06:39 p.m.

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), in line with the "Go Negosyo Act," is establishing five "Negosyo Centers" in Zamboanga Peninsula this year.

Dipolog City to host business conference

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 09:34 p.m.

THE Dipolog Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) will host this year's Mindanao Business Conference (MinBizCon).

Paul Gudmalin, DCCI president, said the conference will be held September 2 to 4.

Business expansion, upgrade orientation set

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 11:01 p.m.

THE Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is inviting businessmen to attend a two-day 2015 Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (Setup) orientation for the region next month.

DOST Regional Director Brenda Nazareth-Manzano said the orientation will be held on February 12 in Zamboanga and in nearby Isabela City, the capital of Basilan, on February 13.

Bizmen urged to invests in piggery

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 06:56 p.m.

ZAMBOANGA City Hog Raisers Association (ZCHRA) president Eric Harina has called on the local business community to invest into the livestock industry, particularly piggery, saying there is a bright prospect in such kind of business.

Businessmen told to observe Law on Promotions

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 07:38 p.m.

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has warned owners and managers of business establishments to be careful in the conduct of sales promotions especially this Yuletide Seasons.

640 bizmen attends DTI roving academy

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 09:04 p.m.

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said a total of 640 businessmen from Zamboanga del Sur have benefitted from the agency's Small and Medium Enterprises Roving Academy (SMERA) since January 2014.

Roving academy set for SMEs

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 10:06 p.m.

A FOUR-DAY Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Roving Academy (SRA) will be conducted in Zamboanga Peninsula, said an official of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

DTI OIC-Regional Director Sitti Amina Jain said the SRA is scheduled next week from November 10 to 14 in the different parts of the region.

SMEs thankful to DTI for Zampex

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 08:10 p.m.

THE small and medium entrepreneurs from all over the region and from other regions are very thankful for the conduct of the first Zamboanga Peninsula Trade Exposition 2014 (ZAMPEX) in this city.

Zamboanga Peninsula trade expo reels off

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 11:03 p.m.

A TOTAL of 96 exhibitors of food and handicraft and several other products joined the four-day Zamboanga Peninsula Trade Exposition (Zampex) 2014 which opened on Wednesday in Zamboanga City.

All set for Zampex 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 08:38 p.m.

ALL is set for the holding of the four-day Zamboanga Peninsula Exposition (Zampex) 2014 in Zamboanga City, an official said.

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Provincial Director Engineer Rolando Acuña said the Zampex 2014 is scheduled to be held from October 8 to 11 in the city.

Agri-trade fair reels off

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 07:50 p.m.

THE Zamboanga Hermosa Festival 2014’s agri-trade fair, participated by the farmers from the six agricultural districts, reeled off Thursday in Zamboanga City.

The agri-trade fair dubbed as the “Cosechas del Zamboanga (Harvest of Zamboanga),” is being held at the historical Plaza Pershing.

DTI sets trade exposition

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 09:27 p.m.

A TOP Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) official announced that the region's finest products will take center stage in the forthcoming four-day 2014 Zamboanga Peninsula Trade Exposition (Zampex) in Zamboanga City.

NSO sets business forum, survey

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 08:34 p.m.

THE Philippine Statistics Authority-National Statistics Office (PSA-NSO) is set to hold a forum and launching on the conduct of the 2013 Annual Survey on Philippine Business and Industry (ASPBI) and Survey on Information and Communication Technology (SICT) in Zamboanga City.

PLDT upgrades internet connection

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 07:04 p.m.

THE Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company is upgrading its facility to boost the internet connection of Zamboanga City, the Zamboanga Peninsula’s hub for investment and Business Processing Outsourcing.

PLDT area supervisor Fred Merisco, in a Small and Medium Enterprises-Zamboanga Peninsula Core Group meeting, said the PLDT central office has approved the implementation of a redundant fiber optic line from Zamboanga City to Ipil, the capital town of Zamboanga Sibugay.

Adlai production tech forum set

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 07:01 p.m.

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) has scheduled the holding of a two-day technology forum on Adlai production in Zamboanga Peninsula region, a DA official announced.

DA Regional Information Officer Melba Wee said the event is scheduled to be held from September 3-4 in the municipality of Dinas, Zamboanga del Sur.

City collects P859.6-M revenues

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 01:00 a.m.

THE revenue collection of Zamboanga City Government for the first six months of this year has exceeded by P72,018,093.46 compared to the collection of the same period last year, an official announced.

City Treasurer Soledad Li announced they have collected P859,653,126.49 revenues for the first six months of this year, which was higher by P72,018,093.46 compared to the collection of P787,635,033.03 of the same period in 2013.

City processes 8,449 biz applications

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 09:07 p.m.

THE local government through the City Permits and Licensing Division (CPLD) has processed 8,449 businesses applications since January this year, an official announced.

CPLD head Benjie Barredo said that 7,731 of the 8,449 were renewal of business permits while the remaining 718 were new business applications.

ARMM marks remarkable economic growth

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 10:42 p.m.

THE Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) has registered a remarkable economic growth of 3.6 percent in 2013 from its 2010 mark of negative 0.3 percent.

ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman said in a statement Thursday that data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed the total value of final goods and services produced in the region grew from 1.1 percent in 2012 to 3.6 percent in 2013.

Bizmen encouraged to invest in Zambo

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 10:20 p.m.

MAYOR Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar encouraged businessmen, particularly the “aspiring tenants” of the soon-to-open mall, to invest in Zamboanga City.

Salazar’s call came a day after the soon-to-open KCC Mall de Zamboanga held jobs screening and interview and tenants’ preview meeting. Thousands of job seekers were seen queuing on Sunday.

Ecozone first quarter earnings reach $922,023

Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 10:25 p.m.

A TOP official of the Zamboanga City Special Economic Zone Authority and Freeport (Zamboecozone) is optimistic that the export earnings of the Zamboecozone this year will be higher compared to that in 2013.

DTI sets modern rubber production seminar

Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 11:47 p.m.

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is set to conduct a two-day seminar for prospective investors who would like to venture into modern rubber production.

DTI turns over equipment to farmers’ cooperative

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 09:51 p.m.

THE Danlugan Farmers' Multi-Purpose Cooperative (DFMPC), which has more than 1,300 members, was chosen as recipient of equipment from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through the agency's Shared Service Facility (SSF) program.

The set of equipment, consisting of a mechanical shredder, separator, and other implements, was turned over to the DFMPC in Barangay Danlugan, Pagadian City last Monday by DTI officials.

Owwa joins biggest jobs fair in Tawi-Tawi

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 02:24 p.m.

THOUSANDS of applicants gathered in the Lepa Hall of Sandbar, Bongao, Tawi-Tawi in the hope of getting employed by respected private and government participating agencies.

This year’s jobs fair event dubbed as Kabuhianan, a local term that means livelihood, is considered to be the biggest and the most successful one in the history of Tawi-Tawi.

Transport firm issues service campaign advisory

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 08:24 p.m.

THE Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation, in line with its commitment to product safety and quality, issued an advisory on Tuesday for a Special Service Campaign for the 65 units of their Prius (ZVW30) vehicles produced from 2009 to 2014 and officially sold in the Philippines.

Trading firm pours P10-M investments

Monday, February 17, 2014 - 09:15 p.m.

EMPLOYMENT opportunities are up for grabs as a multi-trading firm is pouring in P10-million investments in nearby Basilan province.

DTI urges bizmen to join online survey

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 01:03 a.m.

The survey results will enable the NCC to evaluate the experience of businessmen in the renewal process of their mayor’s permit and to recommend appropriate measures, if needed, for concerned local government units (LGUs) to improve their services, particularly in the issuance of business permits and licenses.

DTI Regional Officer-in-Charge Sitti Amina Jain on Thursday also made a personal appeal for the full cooperation of business owners in the region to participate in the annual survey of the NCC.

DTI-ZCO handles BNR, repair shop accreditation

Friday, January 24, 2014 - 10:40 p.m.

APPLICANTS for business name registration (BNR) and repair shop accreditation are advised to processed their papers with the Department of Trade and Industry-Zamboanga City Office (DTI-ZCO) located at the second floor of VHW Building at Veterans Avenue.

Bankers group assures public of sufficient cash

Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 10:39 p.m.

ZAMBOANGA City Bankers and Financiers Association (ZCBFA) president Ruby Ann Bangalando assured the depositors that the automated teller machines (ATMs) of its member-banks have sufficient cash for the coming holidays.

Inconsistencies in trade stats discussed

Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 12:10 a.m.

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and other concerned government agencies met recently to harmonize the disparities in statistics regarding trade between Zamboanga City and Sandakan, Sabah.

Regional trade expo postponed

Friday, October 4, 2013 - 10:26 p.m.

THE three-day trade fair dubbed as the 2013 Zamboanga Peninsula Trade Exposition (Zampex) has been postponed due to the crisis caused by the standoff in Zamboanga City.

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Zamboanga Peninsula director Nazrullah Manzur said they have decided to postpone Zampex to pave way for more urgent activities in support of the local and national governments’ efforts for the early recovery and rehabilitation of the city.