Enabling Business, Empowering Consumers
KALAMPUSAN 1st Semester 2012
thesemester that was
We have created
an enabling environment for business and investment as well as improved productivity and efficiency.
Promoting astreamlinedelectronicregistry in thePhilippines
In an effort to provide faster and more efficient service toentrepreneurs, the Depart-ment of Trade and Industry(DTI) launched on March 20this year the PhilippineBusiness Registry (PBR) atthe National Economic Re-search and Business Assis-tance Center (NERBAC) inCebu.
based systemserves as a one
shopfor would be entrepreneurswho need to transact withseveral government agen-cies before operating abusiness.
Government agencies inter-linked under the PBR in-clude the DTI, Bureau of Internal Revenue, SocialSecurity System, Home De-velopment Mutual Fund,Philippine Health and Insur-ance Corp., and Securitiesand Exchange Commission.
The OTOP Store in Cebu for-mally opened this year atBridges Town Square in Man-daue City, Cebu. This perma-nent product depot in the is-land was made possiblethrough the joint efforts of DTI and Cebu Gifts Toys andHouseware Foundation Inc.(Cebu
GTH).OTOP Store sells products of various MSMEs nationwideincluding products under theOne Town One Product(OTOP) Philippines. Around70% of products in the Cebuoutlet are sourced from Cen-tral Visayas, 30% in other regions in the country.The OTOP Store in Cebu ismanaged by the Cebu
profit organi-zation of exporters that pro-vides services for the develop-ment of the sector with mem- bers producing home accesso-ries, housewares, decors andfurnishings. DTI provides thesuppliers and arranges thelogistical requirements of thestore through third party pro-viders.In the first half of 2012, theSubcontracting Partners for Innovation (SPIN) Programcontinued to help exportersincrease their production vol-ume in a cost
effective manner as it generated jobs in the ruralareas.
There are now 15 active re-gions that have joined the pro-gram, namely: NCR, 1, 2, 3,4A, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12,CAR and CARAGA.As of First Semester 2012,SPIN has generated 40,317 jobs in the Philippines, soldwoven products amounting to352 million pesos and assisted1,096 MSMEs.
In Central Visayas, SPIN hasconducted 205 trainings andgenerated 34,638 jobs in thesame period.
More exporters in the Philip- pines are now tapping country-side residents from all over thecountry to supply their sub
contracting needs. These ex- porters include those fromCebu, namely: Linda ColinCreation, Amer Trading Inc.,Hands On International, Tam- buli Fashion & Home Acces-sories Inc., Heldred ExportInternational, Lookwell Phils.Corporation, Regalos Exim,Inc., Arden Classic Inc., allHomes Designs, Inc., Jimcas-tler International Inc., PrissanEx
import International, Art N’ Nature, Janice Minor Ex- ports and 33 Point 3 Exports,Inc.Other exporters participatingin the SPIN program are Baum
Essex Manufacturing, Ltd.SCT Furnishing, Inc. and Na-thaniel Merchandise from Re-gion 5. Those from CAR areEcoworld Decors and Bin-nadang Ethnic Handicraft.Region 11 exporters in theSPIN program are Angelique’sCraft and Oriental Touch Col-lection.
After the successful buyingmissions by Cebu
based ex- porters, training and orienta-tion are still ongoing all over the Philippines. SPIN trainingshave expanded to as far asMasbate, Pangasinan, Abra,Zamboanga, Talacogon, Agu-san del Sur, Talaingod, andDavao del Norte. Other areasinclude once rebel infestedtowns in Central Visayas suchas Tuburan, Minglanilla, Pina-mungahan, Asturias in Cebu;Danao, Carmen, Ubay, Sevillain Bohol; Sta Catalina, Zam- boanguita, Siaton, Amlan in Negros Oriental, unlocking theskills and generating employ-ment in these areas.
“DTI continues to addresssome of the major con-straints to economic growthin an effort to improve our country’s competitiveness.”
DTI7 RD ASTERIA CABERTE