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 Launch of Shared
Service Facilities in
Cebu

 SSF project fact sheets

 DTI approved SRP
adjustment on
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 DTI issues price freeze
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eptember unfurled with the launching of more
shared service facilities (SSFs) in Cebu.
DTI turned over Shared Service Facilities (SSFs) for the
processing of agri-based products to farmers’ cooperatives
in Aloguinsan, Cebu.
Additional seminars under the SME Roving Academy pro-
ject were successfully organized in Cebu, Bohol and Negros
Oriental to make MSMEs competitive in the domestic and
export markets. Skills training on meat processing, balloon
and flower arrangement, tailoring, as well as enterprise de-
velopment were conducted.
Still in September, the DTI issued a price freeze on basic
goods in Cebu City following a declaration of state of calam-
ity by the city council due to heavy flooding caused by ty-
phoon Mario.

The DTI enjoins consumers to report retailers that sell basic
necessities more than the specified prices to the nearest
DTI Regional or Provincial Office in their areas.
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Jojisilia Villamor is IDD Chief of DTI Negros Oriental
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Oriental
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In separate ceremonies, the Department of
Trade and Industry (DTI) turned over common
service facilities for the processing of agri-
based products to farmers’ cooperatives in
Aloguinsan, Cebu.

The Kahugpongan sa Mga Mag-uuma sa Pobla-
cion Aloguinsan of barangay Poblacion and San
Roque Farmers Association of Barangay Borbon
each received from the DTI a deshelling ma-
chine, chopping/grinding machine, desiccated
dryer machine, briquetting machine and a set of
carbonizing drums.
According to DTI, the SSFs were provided to
increase the farmers' production of desiccated
coconut, raw material for virgin coconut oil, and
coconut charcoal (for water purification).

The farmer-beneficiaries have expressed appre-
ciation and heartfelt gratitude to the DTI for the
machineries and equipment that are expected to
help increase the coop’s production capacity.

DTI believes that the project has the potential to
benefit neighboring towns in terms of supplying
raw agricultural products that will then be proc-
essed by these SSFs.
The SSF project aims to improve the quality and
productivity of microenterprises and small and
medium enterprises (MSMEs) by addressing
gaps and bottlenecks in the value chain through
the common use of processing machines and
equipment.

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j i s i l i a V i l l a m o r i s I D D C h i e f o f D T I N e g r o s O r i e n t a l
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Effective 17 September 2014, the Suggested Retail Prices (SRPs)
of candles with the brand “Liwanag”, will increase by 2.06% to
2.42% due to the increasing cost of paraffin wax – a major raw
material used in the manufacture of candles.

Affected by this price adjustment is the Esperma variety of Liwanag
candles specifically #03, #05, #16, #18, and #24.

The newly approved SRPs are as follows:

“According to the data collected and records maintained by the
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the cost of paraffin
wax has been steadily increasing in the past three years. The
price of said raw material increased from P88.20 to P94.60
within 2011 to 2014. Due to this, the Department approved the
increase in SRP of Liwanag candles”, DTI-Consumer Protection
Group (CPG) Undersecretary Victorio Mario A. Dimagiba said.

“Given that the price adjustment only takes effect by 17 Sep-
tember 2014, retailers are reminded to abide by the current
SRPs for candles until such time that the new approved SRPs
are in effect. Consumers, on the other hand, are forewarned
from buying overpriced candles and encouraged to report this to
the DTI”, Dimagiba added.

Pursuant to Republic Act No. 7581 or the Price Act, penalties
for illegal price manipulation such as profiteering include:
imprisonment of five (5) up to 15 years and administrative fine
of P5,000.00 up to P1,000,000.00.
Historically, prices of candles have been stable since 2011.
This is the first time, in three (3) years, that the DTI approved
the increases on the SRPs for candles.
As the November 02 holiday is fast approaching, the DTI ad-
vises consumers to do an early “All Souls Day” shopping for
candles to be able to purchase these at lower prices.

Candles are among the products categorized under basic
necessities as stipulated in the Price Act. The DTI is the
agency that has jurisdiction over the pricing of said product
along with other non-agricultural basic goods such as:
canned fish and other marine products, processed milk, cof-
fee, laundry bar, candles, bread, salt, instant noodles and
bottled water.

As for non-agricultural prime commodities, these are: flour,
canned pork, chicken and beef, vinegar, fish sauce, soy
sauce, bath soap, paper, school supplies, cement, clinker, GI
sheets, hollow blocks, construction materials, batteries, elec-
trical supplies, light bulbs and steel wires.

To get the latest copy of the SRP list of non-agricultural basic
necessities and prime commodities, visit the DTI website
www.dti.gov.ph. To report retailers that sell above the SRPs,
contact DTI Direct 751.3330 or 0917.8343330.

(Source: DTI Consumer Protection Group)


The Department of
Trade and Industry con-
ducted a Seminar Work-
shop on Streamlining
Business Permit and
Licensing System
(BPLS) on August 7,
2014 at the Manhattan
Suites Inn, Dumaguete
City, Negros Oriental
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The DTI NOPO and the
Negros Oriental SMED
Council (composed of
reps from DAR, PPDO,
NSSARD, PIA and DOT)
had a learning visit to
Saint Paul University
Dumaguete main cam-
pus and the school farm
in Calo, San Jose.

The group also made a
visit to the Foundation
University main campus
and at a coco sugar
production facility in
the school’s farm in
Tandayag, Amlan on
August 1, 2014.

DTI Siquijor accepts the award from the Civil Service
Commission as winner of the Brigada Ahensya during
the 114th anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service.
DTI-Bohol in partnership with the Cebu Chamber of
Commerce and Industry (CCCI) recently turned-over
four industrial sewing machines to two women’s or-
ganizations of Loboc, Bohol. Recipients of two sewing
machines each were the Bahian RIC and Loboc Tar-
sier Souvenir Shops.
Represented by their respective chairpersons, both
women’s organizations expressed their thanks to
CCCI and to DTI for having been chosen to receive
the sewing machines. Both said that such equipment
will greatly improve their production and productivity,
as they hope to increase sales by expanding their
production and market base.
During the turnover ceremony, CCCI President Tess
Chan and Executive Director May Ybañez personally
handed over the equipment. Also present during the
ceremony was Bohol Chamber President Loy Palapos
and Loboc Mayor Helen Alaba.

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In August, DTI
Cebu Provincial
Office (DTI CPO)
conducted an-
other business
seminar for entre-
preneurs in
Bogo City under
the SME Roving
Academy Project.
DTI Central Visayas (DTI 7), with the assistance of Behavioral
Dynamics Inc., conducted an examination and interview of em-
ployees and job applicants for promotion and hiring. This is in
relation to the approval of the DTI Rationalization Plan.
Siquijor furniture makers learn "Green consum-
erism" trends for global product acceptance in a
seminar organized by the Department of Trade
and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Sci-
ence and Technology (DOST).
Green consumerism is using organic products
and those that are made of recyclable and bio-
degradable materials, and other practices that
lead to resource efficiency, cleaner production,
and or waste minimization.


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Hans and Ola Ros-
ling -

How not to be
ignorant about
the world

In Hans Rosling’s hands, data sings. Global trends in health
and economics come to vivid life. And the big picture of global
development—with some surprisingly good news—snaps into
sharp focus.

Why you should listen.
Even the most worldly and well-traveled among us will have their perspectives
shifted by Hans Rosling. A professor of global health at Sweden's Karolinska
Institute, his current work focuses on dispelling common myths about the so-
called developing world, which (he points out) is no longer worlds away from the
West. In fact, most of the Third World is on the same trajectory toward health and
prosperity, and many countries are moving twice as fast as the west did.

What sets Rosling apart isn't just his apt observations of broad social and eco-
nomic trends, but the stunning way he presents them. Guaranteed: You've never
seen data presented like this. By any logic, a presentation that tracks global
health and poverty trends should be, in a word: boring. But in Rosling's hands,
data sings. Trends come to life. And the big picture — usually hazy at best —
snaps into sharp focus.

Rosling's presentations are grounded in solid statistics (often drawn from United
Nations data), illustrated by the visualization software he developed. The anima-
tions transform development statistics into moving bubbles and flowing curves
that make global trends clear, intuitive and even playful. During his legendary
presentations, Rosling takes this one step farther, narrating the animations with a
sportscaster's flair. (Source: http://www.ted.com/)
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]6 Build a Strong Credit Report
Maintaining a strong credit report can help you
in a number of ways.


7 Save For Your Future
One of the best and easiest ways to save
money and start a strong retirement income
planning program is to pay yourself first.


8 Set Financial Goals
Whatever your goals might be, you have a bet-
ter chance of achieving them if you write them
down.


9 Create a Spending Plan
One of the best ways to make sure your daily
spending habits don't overwhelm your goals is
to create a spending plan.


10 Invest Money to Reach Your Goals
For longer-term objectives, one of the best
ways to watch your money grow is to invest.

Source: http://www.smartaboutmoney.org/
Ten Basic steps to help you get started
and get smart about your money.


1 What's Behind Your Financial Decisions
Before you create a budget or make spending
cuts, take the LifeValues quiz to determine
what it is that you value most.


2 Get Organized
Tips on managing not only your financial docu-
ments, but also your time.


3 Know Where Your Money Goes
Keep track of your expenses and find your
spending leaks.


4 Shop Smarter
Making smarter spending decisions is another
way to "find" money without actually making
more.

5 Review and Reduce Your Debt
Identify the debt you have and use these tips
to pay it off.

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Following a declaration of state of calamity
by the city council due to heavy flooding
caused by Typhoon Mario, the Department
of Trade and Industry (DTI) has imple-
mented a price freeze on basic goods in
Cebu City.

DTI Central Visayas (DTI 7) Regional Di-
rector Asteria Caberte explained that with
“the declaration of a state of calamity by a
local government unit (LGU) in a particular
area the prices on basic goods shall auto-
matically be frozen at their prevailing
prices.”

Caberte said that “a price control is in ef-
fect for the duration of the condition that
brought it about but not more than 60
days.”

“As contained in Section 6 of RA 7581
otherwise known as the Price Act, a price
freeze is automatically implemented as a
preventive measure in order to thwart
overpricing of goods such as processed
milk, canned goods, coffee, laundry soap,
detergent, candles, bread during times of
calamities,” Caberte added.

The Price Act lists the basic necessities
assigned to DTI – canned fish and other
marine products, pro-cessed milk, coffee,
laundry soap, detergent and bread; as-
signed to the Department of Agriculture
(DA) – rice, corn, cooking oil, fresh eggs,
fresh pork/ beef and poultry meat, fresh
milk, fresh vegetables, root crops, sugar,
fresh/ dried and other marine products; as-
signed to Department of Environment and
Natural Resources (DENR) – firewood and
charcoal; and the Department of Health
(DOH) – drugs classified as essential by
DOH.

The Price Act provides that any retailer
found selling more than the listed prevailing
prices shall be imposed with an administra-
tive fine up to One Million Pesos
(P1,000,000.00) and/or maximum of 10-
year imprisonment.

The DTI enjoins consumers to report retail-
ers that sell basic necessities more than the
specified prices to the nearest DTI Regional
or Provincial Office in their areas: DTI Re-
gion 7 (032)2550036/2550037; DTI-Cebu
(032)2557082/2532631 .

The DTI, as chairperson of the National
Price Coordinating Council (NPCC), coordi-
nates with members from government and
private sectors during natural disasters and
emergencies.
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The Department of
Trade and Industry
Central Visayas
Office conducted a
Leadership Semi-
nar: Interpersonal
Effectiveness for
the agency’s em-
ployees on Sep-
tember 15-16, 2014,
from 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. at the DTI
7 conference
room.

In left photo are seminar participants listening intently
as DTI Bohol technical staff Yoradyl Israel briefs them
on the characteristics of an entrepreneur.
Returning OFWs avail of a free entrepreneurship semi-
nar conducted by DTI Bohol Provincial Office. The
seminar is part of DTI’s regular activities under the
SME Roving Academy.
As of this date, there are 21 runs of the SMERA in
Bohol. More activities are scheduled until the end of
the 2014. DTI Bohol is working on surpassing its tar-
get of 28 runs for the entire year.
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
turned over Shared Service Facilities(SSFs)
for the processing of agri-based products to
farmers’ cooperatives in Aloguinsan, Cebu
on September 15, 2014.

The Kahugpongan sa Mga Mag-uuma sa
Poblacion Aloguinsan of barangay Poblacion
and San Roque Farmers Association of
Barangay Borbon each received from the DTI
a deshelling machine, chopping/grinding
machine, desiccated dryer machine, briquet-
ting machine and a set of carbonizing drums.


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The suggestions are simple but the actions are difficult. If you
want to make a real change in your finances you will need to
take some hard steps. These are just five simple habits you can
develop towards a much more stable financial future.:
1. Create a Spending Plan

The first step is to know where the money is going. Collect all of the
monthly bills and bank statements and track where every centavo
went for an entire month. Once everything is listed, it is easier to see
where some places could be cut back. Plan for all of the bills that
have to be paid. Plan for some fun. And plan for savings.
Jojisilia Villamor is IDD Chief of DTI Negros Oriental

2. Build an Emergency Fund

There will always be an appliance that dies, a car that needs repair,
or a medical bill that wasn't expected. By having a cash cushion, you
will be less likely to use a credit card or other type of loan to get you
through a tough time. Start small enough to cover most minor emer-
gencies. Later, build it up to cover several months of expenses.

3. Pay Off Debt

Car loans, credit cards, and home equity loans all come with large
interest rates and keep you from spending that money on other
things. They are counted against you when you apply for a mortgage,
or have your credit report pulled for a job application. Take any extra
money you can to pay the debts off sooner. Some people like to do
the smallest first, others like to do the one with the most interest.
Regardless of your method, find a way to eliminate the debt as fast
as you can.

4. Save for Retirement

Many companies match a certain percent of your pay towards retire-
ment. Add in the tax benefits of reducing your income and it is a win-
win. Every little bit helps and the power of compound interest will
allow amounts to grow over time, even in a poor economy. Don't
allow a bad economy to be your excuse for putting this off.

5. Decide If This Is a Want or a Need

Can you live a simpler life? Perhaps you can borrow movies and
books from the library instead of buying them. Making a home-
cooked meal would be healthier and cheaper than eating out. That
great shirt that is on sale looks like three you already have in your
closet. Taking the time to really consider what is needed and remov-
ing the excess will allow you to spend the money on things that you
truly enjoy and value instead of just buying another bauble out of
habit.


In Conclusion…

Wise doesn't have to be boring. A person can live a full life without
personal finance troubles. These steps are not easy and could take
many months to achieve, but the financial freedom is well worth it.

Source: http://www.istockanalyst.com/
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EDITORIAL
BOARD


Executive Editor
Asteria C. Caberte
DTI 7 Regional Director

Managing Editor
Rose Mae Quinanola


Writer /Editor
Jojisilia Villamor

Lay-out Artists
Jerome Elarcosa &
Bernard Cabasisi


Contributors
Jacqueline Calumpang
Angeline Gonzalez
Lurli Abano
Mark Aristotle Cabagnot
Joanna Morales
Venus Puracan
Vierna Teresa Ligan




REGIONAL OFFICE
Regional Director ASTERIA C. CABERTE
3rd Flr, WDC Bldg.,Osmena Boulevard, cor. P.Burgos, Cebu City
Tel. # (63)(032) 255-0036 / 255-0037
Fax # (63)(032) 253-7465
email: dti_7@yahoo.com / dticentralvisayas@gmail.com
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REGIONAL OFFICE DIVISIONS
Industry Development Division (IDD)
Victoria Diaz, Chief
Tel. Nos. 2550036 / 412-1989 / 412-1868 loc. 601
e-mail: bdd.dtiro7@gmail.com

Trade Development Division (TDD)
Rose Mae Quinanola, OIC
Tel. Nos. 2550036 / 412-1989 / 412-1868 loc 301

Institutional Development Division (NDD)
Minerva Yap, Chief
Tel. nos. 412-1944 / 4121945 / 255-6971 / 255-3926
e-mail: dtiro7.idipd@gmail.com

BOHOL PROVINCIAL OFFICE
Provincial Director MA. ELENA C. ARBON
2F FCB Bldg., CPG Ave., Tagbilaran City
Tel. # (63) 038-501-8260
Fax # (63) 038-412-3533
email: dtibohol@yahoo.com

CEBU PROVINCIAL OFFICE
Provincial Director: NELIA V.F. NAVARRO
DTI Building, Osmena Boulevard, corner Lapulapu Street, Cebu City
Tel. # (63)(032) 255-6971 / 255-3926
(63)(032) 412-1944 / 412-1945
email: dticebuphil@yahoo.com / dticebuphil@gmail.com
NEGROS ORIENTAL PROVINCIAL OFFICE
Provincial Director JAVIER FORTUNATO, JR
2F Uymatiao Bldg., San Jose Street. Dumaguete City
Tel. # (63)(035) 422-2764
Fax # (63)(035) 225-7211
email: dtinegor@gmail.com

SIQUIJOR PROVINCIAL OFFICE
Provincial Director NIMFA M. VIRTUCIO
Chan She Bldg., Legaspi Street, Poblacion, Siquijor, Siquijor
Tel. # (63)035-480-9065
Fax # (63) 035-344-2238
email: dtisiquijor@yahoo.com

NATIONAL ECONOMIC RESEARCH AND BUSINESS ASSISTANCE CENTER (NERBAC)
Center Manager NELIA V.F. NAVARRO
Lapu-lapu St., cor. Osmena Boulevard, Cebu City
Tel # (032) 255-6971 / 255-3926
(032) 412-1944 / 412-1945
Email: dticebuphil@yahoo.com / dticebuphil@gmail.com
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