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DTI DEVELOPS SINGLE PORTAL TO INCORPORATE SERVICES

The Depart5ment of Trade and Industry (DTI) Project Management Team for Business Registration (PMT-BR) developed a single portal to incorporate services from the Business Name Registration System (BNRS) to Philippine Business Registry System (PBRS). As initial implementation, online services in BNRS which are available to Public like New Application, Request for Renewal, Online Payment, Download Certificate, TRN inquiry and Register Trade mark link will be incorporated to PBRS DTI encourages BN registrants to access the Single Portal website, www.business.gov.ph, to register their business name end-to-end. For more information on this system, BN registrants may call the DTI Call Center through 751.3330 and Business Name Registration System (BNRS) Helpdesk at 751.3142, 751.3259 and 751.3257. They may also email PMT-BR at... read more
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VICTOR, CreaCon & Education Conference slated for March 2 & 3

This year the major Information and Communications Technology conference for the Visayas will be hosted in Bohol on March 2. This is brought to us by the Provincial Government of Bohol through the Bohol Investment Promotion Center (BIPC), City of Tagbilaran, DICT, NICP, and VICTOR. The VICTOR (Visayas ICT Cluster Organisation) Conference brings together the leaders of industry, government the regional tech councils. This is something that should not be missed especially by the leaders and faculty of the educational institutions of Bohol, and local industry leaders. Under normal circumstances attendees would be primarily from the Visayas, yet this year there are many coming from across the country, perhaps attracted by the natural beauty of our province. The objective is for decision makers to share best practices and better prepare for the opportunities in the new tech-enabled economy. Attendees will get the latest about the exciting tech developments happening across the country. A major aim is to bring benefits to Bohol, hence the conference will showcase the opportunities for industry to bring high value jobs here. Visiting experts will mentor to fill gaps such as talent availablity and development. The following day, the CreaCon will be held, a conference for creatives. The exciting yet demanding digital creative fields of writing, art, animation, graphic design, entertainment and games will be presented and discussed by national experts. Whereas the prior VICTOR day will cater for the established leaders, this day will assist the up and coming players. Leaders in Education: please register for March 2 VICTOR Creative Professionals: please register for March 3 CreaCon Contact Bohol Investment Promotion Center for tickets...

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CHATTO’S BIRTHDAY, DAY OF SERVICE

  A life lived in service for others is a life worth celebrating. And what better way to celebrate than with the people to whom this life of service is offered. Thus, Gov. Edgar Chatto who celebrated his 57th birthday on February 21, spent the entire day with various Boholano sectors. After mass officiated by Fr. Lito Geangan at the chapel in their Balilihan home, the governor shared breakfast with family, first lady and Balilihan mayor Pureza Veloso-Chatto, municipal and barangay officials, relatives, Capitol employees, and friends. He also met with Philhealth team led by Regional Vice President William O. Chavez and Philhealth Bohol Chief Social Insurance Officer Mona Liza O. De Veyra.   Inaugurates Infra Projects Chatto then proceeded to Catigbian to meet with Vice Gov. Dionisio Balite, Catigbian Mayor Boy Lurot, Brgy. Capt. Darwin Lanoy, and the Provincial Engineer’s Office headed by Engr. Ben Redulla for the blessing and inauguration of the reconstructed Causwagan Box Culvert in which leads to Bogtongbod, Clarin. The project was implemented by the Provincial Engineer’s Office. Later in Sagbayan, the governor, vice governor, engineering team were joined by Sagbayan Mayor Ric Suarez and DILG Provincial Director Ma. Louisella Lucino at the blessing, ribbon cutting and re-opening of reconstructed San Antonio and Calangahan Bridges. Both projects were completed under the Bohol Earthquake Assistance program.   TARSIER 117 Jagna   In the afternoon, Chatto led the opening of TaRSIER117 sub-office in Jagna. 22 new members for TaRSIER117 Jagna have been trained by TaRSIER117 senior personnel.   The opening of the new office aspires to meet standards for emergency management as part of public service.  ...

DTI, P&G PUSH FOR MICRO ENTREPRENEUR DEVELOPMENT THROUGH “ANGAT KITA PROGRAM”

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Procter and Gamble (P&G) signed an agreement that will help micro entrepreneurs develop their business skills, and gain access to start-up capital. A program for micro-entrepreneurs, which is also one of the key priorities in the current trade agenda, the agreement “P&G Angat Kita Program” is designed to help sari-sari storeowners and other micro-entrepreneurs advance their skills through seminars provided by the agency’s Negosyo Centers. “This agreement is a huge lift for our micro entrepreneurs especially that we are targeting those who are at the bottom of the pyramid. We are a step closer to achieving the trabaho at negosyo agenda of the administration,” Operations Group Supervising Undersecretary Zenaida Maglaya said of the signing. The “P&G Angat Kita Program” will also help micro entrepreneurs gain access to start-up capital in the form of goods or products and network linkage micro entrepreneurs need to help grow, maintain businesses and lift their current status. The agreement will also provide a P2,500 worth of P&G start-up package after successfully finishing a basic merchandising seminar in DTI’s Negosyo Centers to 1,000 initial participants of the program. In total, there are 448 Negosyo Centers operating since its inception in 2014. In line with the Republic Act No. 10644 or the Go Negosyo Act, the DTI-ROG launched Negosyo Centers nationwide to help MSMEs in providing access to information, business name registration, access to finance, access to market and access to training. DTI and P&G target to cover 20,000 to 30,000 micro entrepreneurs nationwide, after the initial launching in Metro Manila, including the cities of Manila, Mandaluyong, Makati,...

Shipyard to rise in B’vista

By JUNE S. BLANCO RESIDENTS of Buenavista and nearby towns better learn welding now. This after Rep. Erico Aristotle Aumentado (Bohol, 2nd District) met with the top henchman of a company that plans to establish a shipyard in Buenavista town. The company executive, Aumentado and Buenvavista Mayor Ronald Lowell “Sample” Tirol discussed possibilities and scouted around the district for the ideal location until the former settled for Buenavista. Aumentado took the former’s decision as a good omen where employment opportunities for his constituents are concerned. The shipyard, he said, is expected to attract other investors to the town. This means job opportunities that will bring in money to increase the buying power or consumer spending of residents and visitors alike. On top of skilled welders, the shipyard will also need workers for parallel industries and businesses like food prepararion for the workers. Thus, he said, money circulation in the town, the district and the province will expectedly increase. He vowed to continue looking for similar opportunities for his constituents so that their respective breadwinners need not go to bigger cities or even abroad for the proverbial greener pastures. It is best, he observed, that families stay...

Bohol slides to fourth From 3rd place in 2016

TAGBILARAN CITY, February 18 (PIA)—Bohol lost steam and sizzled as it slid to fourth among 13 sports delegations towards the closing days of the Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (CVRAA) meet held February 12-17, 2017 at the Teodoro Mendiola Sr Oval in Naga City. On the second day of competitions, Bohol took a commanding second place, its athletes achievements even earning precious newspaper spaces all over Central Visayas but could not hold on to its edge. Medal powerhouse Cebu City kept its 2016 lead and cemented a 25th straight winning streak for the CVRAA crown with 144 gold medals, 64 silvers and 77 bronze medals. Observers always pick Cebu City as favorite, being the host of most schools with well-defined sports programs. Cebu Province, which finished fourth overall in 2016 improved its position by skipping over two positions to trample then third placer Bohol and second placer Mandaue City to claim a spot as the region’s next delegation with the most medals. Cebu Province nailed 37 gold medals, 41 silvers and 47 bronze medals to sidle in between Cebu City and next bigger contender Mandaue City. On day three of the sports competitions, Bohol could not keep up with the gold harvest and settled for third, a position it continues to lose grip to Mandaue City, which had also a terrible showing in 2017. Mandaue City finished off the sports hostilities emerging with 29 gold medals, 49 silver medals and 47 bronze medals to earn the third spot in the region’s pre qualifier to the Palarong Pambansa. Bohol, which ranked third last year could only muster 25 gold medals,...

PHL EXPORTS YIELD GROWTH IN DECEMBER 2016

The Department of Trade and Industry sees sustained growth for exports in 2017 as Philippine exported goods yielded a 4.5% growth in December 2016 with a total of $4.71 billion in export revenues from $4.660 billion in the same period in 2015. “As we implement new strategies in diversifying our markets and upscaling our products and services amidst the slowdown in global trade, we hope that our exports will continue to improve in the next quarters” said DTI Industry Promotion Group Undersecretary Nora K. Terrado. In a report released by Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), increase in the top five (5) major export commodities contributed to the growth which include coconut oil (crude and refined; 146.5%), other mineral products (104.5%), metal components (66.4%), chemicals (42.1%), and other manufactures (35.8%). While electronic products experienced a 2.8% decrease in total receipts as compared to 2015 data, these remained to be the top export product of the country with total receipts of $2.451 billion, accounting for 50.3% of the total exports revenue in December 2016. Other Manufactures ranked second with 7.2% share to the total export receipts. It recorded an increase of 35.8% from December 2015 value of $257.32 million. It is followed by Machinery and Transport Equipment with export revenue of $227.05 million, Woodcrafts and Furniture with total sales of $202.14 million, and Ignition Wiring Set and Other Wiring Sets Used in Vehicles, Aircraft and Ships with $153.72 million export sales. “ Notable 67.5% increase in the exports of our Agro-Based Products in December 2016 is a good indication that our agrisector will be up in the coming months. We hope to...

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