Enabling Business, Empowering Consumers2 KALAMPUSAN 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-
JULY TO DECEMBER PERFORMANCE REVIEW
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