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DTI 12 holds “Treasures of Region 12” 2nd Regional Trade Fair and Side Events in November


The Department of Trade and Industry 12 will be holding its grander version of the Treasures of Region 12, which was originally launched in 2014 thru its upcoming 2nd Regional Trade Fair and Side Events   slated   on November 11-15, 2015 at the SM Mall of General Santos.

            With its tagline: Treasures of Region 12:  Stimulating Progress thru ASEAN Integration, said event will serve as a culmination of all DTI Business Development Activities for 2015. Featured in the said event are the following activities: 1) Regional Trade Fair, 2) Treasures of Region 12 Product Show,  3) Craft Special Setting, 4) BIMP-EAGA Pavilion of Region 12 Products, 5) " Patok na Negosyo" Trainings and Seminars,  6) BIMP-EAGA Forum on Halal Opportunities, 7) Financing Fora and Advocacy on Philippines New Generation Currency, 8) Business Matching - Supply Management thru Investments for Large Enterprises and 9) S.U.P.E.R. Consumer Advocacy.

            “Treasures of Region 12” was originally launched in 2014 as DTI 12's branding strategy to collectively promote the region's products.  Having been successful in generating PhP 4.100 M total sales to include Cash of  PhP 0.520 M  by featuring 63 MSMEs  and  installing  50 trade fair booths last year,  this year's   bundled activities   aim to feature a hundred of Region 12's MSMEs that were carefully selected and pre-identified as "Export Ready"  or ready to be marketed not only outside of Region 12 but most of all, in the International Market.

            At least 3,000 visitors are expected to see the 2nd Regional Trade Fair and Side events which are expanded to the above-mentioned nine component activities which shall  help generate an export sale of about US$ 1M and investments of about PhP 10 M. A total of 420 participants are expected to attend the various trainings and seminars as part of its side events.



      The  Department of Trade and Industry, as it supports the Philippine Palm Oil Development Council, Inc. (PPCDI), calls for planters, investors, processors, bankers, agricultural leaders, academe,  government  line agencies, and local government units  from different regions in the country to participate in the 9th National Palm Oil Congress on August 19-20, 2015 at the KCC Mall Convention Center along J. Catolico Sr. Avenue, Brgy. Lagao, General Santos City. 

     With the theme, "Promoting Inclusive Growth in the Expanding Palm Oil Industry", the Congress will feature key information, development initiatives, technological advances, financing programs, local and international development initiatives, technological advances, financing programs, local and international trends and prospects. Trade Promotion and Exhibits as well as Business Matching among Palm Oil Industry Stakeholders will  also be done simultaneously with the event. 

     In general, the congress aims to promote palm oil as an essential commodity to provide socio-economic development opportunities in provision of better income, employment and increase inflows of investment in Mindanao.  Specifically, it aims to  provide knowledge, information, prospects and programs for the industry; be able to generate policies thru advocacy and resolutions that will enhance investment climate that will propel the development of the industry; and to develop directions for the Palm Oil Industry Cluster thru policy statement from different industry leaders, head of agencies as well as from legislative and executive officers of the country. 

    The City Government of General Santos, Provincial Government of Sarangani, API Group of Companies, KPII, FPPI, ABERDI, LBP, DA, and other Major Industry Players with the support of DTI, RBOI, DTI-ARMM, PCA, DOT and other stakeholders co-sponsor the event.



Negosyo Center-Gensan Opens Its Doors to Local MSMEs

During the Launching of Negosyo Center-Gensan: DTI GSC OIC Arnel V. Sayco; DTI-Sarangani Provincial Director Nanette Barroso; DTI 12 Regional Director Ibrahim K. Guiamadel; Brgy. Captain Edgar Acharon representing Cong. Pero Acharon, Jr.; Mr. Aram Fernandez representing Sen. Bam Aquino; GSC Mayor Ronnel C. Rivera; DTI U/Sec. Zenaida C. Maglaya; Fr. Vic Supranis, C.P., Negosyo Center Program Manager and DTI 12 ARD Dorecita T. Delima; DTI-Sultan Kudarat OIC Felisa Senobago; DTI-South Cotabato PD Flora P. Gabunales; and, DTI Cotabato PD Anthony Bravo.

With the launching of Negosyo Center-General Santos City Office last May 05, 2015, a host of business development services are now being offered for the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) of the city and the neighboring provinces and municipalities in the SOCCSKSARGEN Region. These services, which can be availed of in the offices of various national government agencies (NGAs), local government units (LGUs), and private sector organizations, have now been consolidated and are being offered through a one-stop-shop -- via the Negosyo Center-Gensan Office. These services include Business Registration Assistance, Business Information and Advocacy, and Business Advisory.

For the entire month of May, the NC-Gensan served a total of 488 clients who were directly provided with demand-responsive development promotion services. This included clients from within the region, to include General Santos City the provinces of South Cotabato and Sarangani, as well as those from outside the region.       

The Center was able to conduct seven (7) in-house trainings and orientations in partnership with both the government and the private sector to cover topics as varied as the following: Negosyo Center Mindanao-wide Coordinators’ Meeting conducted by the DTI Negosyo Center Program Office; Banking 101 Seminar by Planters’ Bank; Orientation on Accessing SBC’s Financing Facilities-Borrower’s Risk-Rating by the Small Business Corporation (2) ; Orientation on IP Code, Trademark as a Strategic Tool in Business & Understanding Philippine Investment Laws and Policies by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO)-Gensan and the Board of Investments (BOI)-Gensan (2); and, Cooperative Pre-membership Education Seminar by the City Economic Management and Cooperative Development Office (CEMCDO).           

It was also able to strengthen partnership and collaboration with various sectors for the operationalization of the Center, to include the following: the Local Government Unit (LGU) of General Santos City; General Santos City Small and Medium Enterprise Development Council, Inc. (GSC-SMEDCI); Board of Investments (BOI)-Gensan; Intellectual Property Office (IPO)-Gensan; Small Business Corporation (SBC)-Gensan; City Economic Management and Cooperative Development Office (CEMCDO); Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-General Santos City Office; Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-General Santos City Office; Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-General Santos City Office; Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)-Gensan; and, Planters Bank-Gensan. This has greatly enhanced the center’s services, directly benefiting the local MSMEs. 

The Center was also able to disseminate a number of information collaterals to its clients which included the following: Republic Act No. 10644 brochure; RA 10644 flyer; Negosyo Center flyer for Clients; Negosyo Center flyer for Partners; ITS Gensan Now brochure; BanKo brochure; Trademarks flyer; Intellectual Philippines flyer; Invest Philippines CD; Phil-JobNet brochure; Yaman Gensan V.8 booklet; and, DOLE XII Portal bookmark.  


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