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Kalampusan 2012 Second Semester

Kalampusan 2012 Second Semester

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Published by Jojisilia Villamor
DTI Central Visayas performance magazine. This contains updates on the activities, programs and projects of the Department of Trade and Industry region 7.
DTI Central Visayas performance magazine. This contains updates on the activities, programs and projects of the Department of Trade and Industry region 7.

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Published by: Jojisilia Villamor on Nov 06, 2012
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Enabling Business, Empowering Consumers1KALAMPUSAN 2nd Semester 2012 
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True to its dynamic spirit, the Department of Trade andIndustry (DTI) Central Visayas kept busy with several activ-ities.
Two events highlighted in the second semester were thefirst MSME Development Councils National Conference inthe Philippines and the Private Sector Promotion Program(SMEDSEP) closing activity.
DTI and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für InternationalZusammenarbeit (GIZ) partnered for the success of thesemomentous occasions.
Enabling Business, Empowering ConsumersKALAMPUSAN 2nd Semester 2012 
The MSME conference preceded thePSP SMEDSEP Closing activity whichgave special recognition to the DTIand GIZ partnership in the implemen-tation of the highly successful MSMEDevelopment Program in the Philip-pines.Visayas industry clusters saw an in-teresting second semester with theconduct of a series of strategic plan-ning workshops under the NationalIndustry Cluster Capacity Enhance-ment Project (NICCEP)..From the vibrant provinces of the Vi-sayas region, four clusters were ableto thresh out issues and problems andfound workable solutions to the ICT,Tourism, Gifts, Decors, &Housewares, Health & Wellness In-dustries.DTI continued to work out projectsalong with the private sector toachieve economic growth and indus-trial development in Central Visayas.Other major activities during the se-cond semester of 2012 include Tour-ism Value Chain Trainings,LRED Learning Sessions andSpeed Matching. As of 1
semester 2012, Sub-contracting Partners for Innova-tion Program (SPIN) has gener-ated 40,829 jobs in the Philip-pines and provided 1,206MSMEs with orders for wovenproducts amounting to more than352.41 million pesos between2008 to 1
semester 2012.In Central Visayas, SPIN hastrained 35,109 world-class weav-ers and generated purchase or-ders amounting to 285.59 MillionPesos in the same period. More exporters in Cebu and oth-er regions are now tapping coun-tryside residents from all over thecountry to supply their sub-contracting needs under theSPIN program.Success factors in the DTI imple-mentation of its programs areeffective interventions, conver-
Sandugo Trade Expo 2012 secretariat with DTI 7 regional director AsteriaCaberte, Bohol Governor Edgardo Migriño Chatto and his first lady Pureza Veloso-Chatto .
gence approach and the capacityof DTI as the lead agency to syn-ergize the different efforts of vari-ous agencies to assist MSMEs.The convergence of governmentagencies and private organiza-tions in providing the servicesrequired by the entrepreneurshas motivated MSME beneficiar-ies and stimulated local econom-ic activities geared towards sus-taining the anti-poverty thrust of the government.The Department of Trade andIndustry (DTI) 7, through pro-grams such as LRED and OTOPPhilippines, has provided thenecessary support for the LGUsand the private sector. With itsadvocacy of entrepreneurshipand unceasing consultations withLocal Government Units, DTI isfinding workable solutions to as-sure growth and development inthe region.
“ Reducing poverty in Central Visayasis possible anddoable. ”
—- DTI 7
Enabling Business, Empowering Consumers3KALAMPUSAN 2nd Semester 2012 
Carrying the theme“Greening Products, WinningMarkets”, the Sandugo TradeExpo showcased innovativecreations from micro, smalland medium enterprises(MSMEs) in Central Visayasand surrounding provinces.The trade expo on July 25 to29 featured more than 80exhibitors at the Block of Is-land City Mall in TagbilaranCity, including those under the One Town, One Product(OTOP) Philippines thatmake use of indigenous rawmaterials.Products sold in this year’strade expo included pro-cessed food, fashion acces-sories, gifts, decors andhousewares, as well as tour-ism products and services.Major highlights of the tradeevent were the special set-tings which featured threedifferent perspectives –Green Technologies for Tourism, the Raffia CountryBranding Program of DOSTand a Showcase of Craftsand Processed Food in Cen-tral Visayas.Last July 26 and 27, sideactivities such as the GreenForum and MSME Caravanwere conducted.During the trade fair opening,Department of Trade andIndustry (DTI) Central Vi-sayas regional director  Asteria Caberte said thatthe focus of this year’strade exhibition is on thetourism industry as a pos-sible market for local pro-ducers and manufacturers.Caberte explained that theDTI would like to influencethe tourism industry play-ers to make use of localproducts so as to help notonly the environment butalso fellow Filipinos withthe jobs that are created. Aside from tapping thetourism market, the DTI isalso encouraging MSMEsto develop green productsfor the growing greeneconomy.Caberte said the DTI, inpartnership with the Ger-man Technical AgencyGIZ, has developed anMSME development strat-egy to strongly push for the creation of green prod-ucts.She emphasized that thereis a market outside andinside the country for busi-nesses going the greenproduction lane citing Eu-rope as one profitable mar-ket.Caberte revealed thatadopting green initiativesin production is already arequirement for some buy-ers. “The huge global de-mand for green products isbrought about by theawareness of many con-sumers on the deleteriouseffects of climate changeand pollution”.The Philippine governmentis currently encouragingeconomic growth with anemphasis on environmen-tal and social concerns.Green growth in the Philip-pines is considered im-portant because risks todevelopment are rising asgrowth continues to erodenatural capital.
Buyers choose various worldclass products at the SandugoTrade Expo 2012
“Adopting greengrowth is aworthwhile venturefor the Philippinesbecause thisenhancesopportunities foreveryone”
 Adopting green growthis a worthwhile venturefor the Philippines be-cause this enhancesopportunities for every-one most especiallythe poor to participatemore fully in societyand thus improvingtheir quality of life.
Sandugo Trade Expo 2012

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