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unning against time, the Department of Trade and Industry and German partner GIZ organized a workshop to further propagate Green Economic Development at the national level in order to curtail climate change.

quirements for good quality products. The race to increase competitiveness of MSMEs heats up even more as the ASEAN community members prepare for the ASEAN Economic Integration in 2015 with a series of meetings. All in all, February bore witness to DTI’s continued pursuit of excellence in public service.

 Shared Service Facilities in Negros Oriental

 February 2014 in photos

 News Bites  Knowledge Nuggets

February 2014

As a complementary move, Shared Service Facilities (SSFs) were turned-over to Negros Oriental producers and processors to address the market’s stringent re-

 ProGED Operational Planning Workshop 2014

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In this issue:

DTI Central Visayas Performance Magazine



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Dgte NGOs receive Shared Service Facilities from DTI

On Feb. 3, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) turned – over Shared Service Facilities to the Little Children of the Philippines Foundation, Inc. (LPCPFI) and Dairy Farmers Association of Dumaguete to increase production and improve product quality. The handover of equipment is part of DTI’s Shared Service Facility (SSF) program which aims to address concerns in the production phase of the industry by providing MSMEs with the equipment that they need.

DTI RD Asteria Caberte hands over an Acknowledgment Receipt of Equipment to Mr Joselito Saupan of the Dumaguete Farmers Dairy Coop (DFADCo) during the Shared Services Facility (SSF) Launch and Turnover last Feb 3. The SSF consists of a cheese vat, vacuum packing machine and a chiller which will help them mechanize and increase the production of cheese worth P495,000. DFADCo operates the Negros Oriental Dairy Processing Plant which gets its milk from farmers in Bayawan up to Pamplona. Also witnessing the turnover are (L-R) NOCCI President Ed Du, Governor Roel Degamo, DTI Provincial Director Javier Fortunato and Dr Tony Mutia, Chairman of the Joint Management Team.

Aside from the SSFs, DTI also provides MSMEs with a continuing package of interventions in financing, marketing, training, product and technology development and access to business-related knowledge and information. Following the call of President Aquino for all sectors of the economy to be part of the country’s inclusive growth, the DTI saw the need to address the market’s stringent requirements for good quality products and increase the competitiveness of MSMEs in Central Visayas through the Shared Service Facility (SSF) Program. SSF is a program of the DTI that aims to provide local MSME’s common service facilities, modern equipment and access to the latest technology.

Create More inspiring work space

Move Your Chair. Then Repeat.

Maybe your wall color doesn't inspire you? So paint it! Is your desk too small?

If your workspace currently doesn't inspire you, try to analyze why. What isn't working? Perhaps your desk is facing in the wrong direction—maybe you would prefer a window view instead of staring at a wall. Move your desk chair around your office, placing it in different spots; then sit for a few minutes. How do you feel in each spot?

The DTI’s SSF projects are expected to directly generate jobs, help the country achieve inclusive economic growth and alleviate poverty in the region. With MSMEs constituting around 99% of the total business enterprises in the region most of which lack the needed facilities, DTI saw that shared services facilities can play a vital role in MSMEs complying with the product quality that the market demands.

Is your chair uncomfortable? Do you prefer rotating art and collections frequently? If so, opt for floating shelves on the wall to accomplish this. Again, identify the problems so you can find a creative and effective solution.

Source: DTI RD Asteria Caberte and DTI PD Javier Fortunato turn- over the cheese production facility to the Dairy Farmers Association of Dumaguete representative Mr Joselito Sapuan .

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Ways to Improve Your Creativity at Work It is easy to get into a rut at work. The longer you have been doing the job the greater the tendency to keep doing things the way you have always done them. That is easy and straightforward – and boring. In almost every job there are opportunities for creativity and innovation – sometimes they are small procedural improvements and sometimes they are big risky innovations. How can you put some imagination and creativity into your work? Here are key steps: 1. Recognise that every product, every service, every method and every aspect of your job can be done differently and better. Approach every task with the attitude that the current method is temporary and that your job is to find a better way to do it.

DTI Bohol and DTI Cebu ProGED teams with stakeholders attended the GIZ ProGED Annual Operational Planning Workshop at the Marco Polo Hotel, Cebu City, held on 4-6 February 2014. The workshop participants reviewed on past accomplishments, reflected on learnings and good practices and retooled them in order to make sure that the objectives for 2014 are successfully met. The output of the three-day activity was the 2014 annual operational plan for each of the pilot provinces of Bohol and Cebu. The Promotion of Green Economic Development (ProGED) Project is a development cooperation project jointly implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development BMZ with the aim of increasing the competitiveness of MSMEs by adopting environment friendly and climate smart strategies.

2. Ask people. People in other places have other viewpoints and can see problems, gaps and opportunities. 3. Run regular brainstorms. A well-facilitated ideation session or brainstorm with a diverse team will generate plenty of great ideas for any business challenge. Turn the brainstorms into action by implementing the best ideas. 4. Look far outside. How do other organizations in different fields tackle the sorts of challenges that you face? What do they do in the entertainment industry, or in retail or in charities? What do businesses similar to yours but in Singapore, Holland or Shanghai do? Research them on the internet. Can you pinch some of their great ideas and apply them locally? 5. Build prototypes. Show people how the idea would work in practice with a mock-up or a prototype. Ask for their input and ideas. Make the idea real and you will get feedback. Test new product and service ideas with customers. 6. Change your attitude to failure. If everything you try works then you are not being bold enough. Innovation involves trying some things that don’t work. Treat each failure as a learning opportunity. The innovator’s motto is, “I succeed or I learn but I never fail.” Every CEO says the same thing, “We need more innovation here.” Yet everywhere we see people frightened to try new things. We tend to think that it is just the marketing or R&D departments that should be creative. The truth is that we desperately need creative thinking everywhere in our workplaces. It can start with you.

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DTI Regional Director Asteria Caberte received the only DTI Secretary's Award this year in recognition of the exemplary service she rendered beyond the call of duty during the conduct of DTI’s Diskwento Caravans for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda in November 2013. She shares this award with the DTI7 regional and provincial employees who contributed to the success of the DTI Dskwento Caravans.

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What the Happiest People Do at Work

February 2014

February 2014 in Photos

They're Always In Countdown Time The best part about vacation may be...the anticipation. Research finds that the weeks leading up to a break yield even more bliss than the afterglow of one. This may explain why your happiest colleagues plan mini holidays every three to four months (instead of, say, one long vacation in August) giving themselves more escapes to look forward to throughout the year. By vacationing at regular intervals, they also stop the stress cycle more frequently, making them more resilient.

They're giving their cubicle a makeover. They roll out bamboo mats...grow wisteria...and hang princess wallpaper with (removable) starch paste. It turns out that a portion of workplace happiness depends on the freedom to personalize your surroundings, found a study at the U.K.'s University of Exeter.

DTI 7 RD Asteria Caberte and DTI Negros Oriental PD Javier Fortunato turned over a computerized 6-needle embroidery machine to the Little Children of the Philippines Foundation Inc. represented by LCPFI Project Manager Carmenia Benosa. The activity is part of the DTI Shared Service Facility Project which aims to address concerns on product quality and MSME competitiveness in the province.

They're exercising their "aerobics instructor" face. Smiley people are sometimes faking it, suggests Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, who learned the art of forced cheer during her stint as an aerobics instructor back in the 1980s. In her book, Lean In, she recalls that after an hour of beaming broadly, she genuinely felt happier. (Science backs this up.)

They're always giving a minute—or 10—away. They have 230 emails, 23 voicemails and 13 items on their priority to-do list. So when the junior associate asks for help with her report, what do they say? "Sure." Because—conscious of it or not—offering to lend a hand to others at work actually makes us happier, found a study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (as long as you're not giving so much time away that you can't complete your own work).

...They're doing the one thing that's almost as good as not working. Bonding over the vending machine's newest addition—however you do it, socializing with colleagues is the only thing proven to make us almost as happy as we are when we're not at work,, reports a study at the London School of Economics. Source:

Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders (Video) Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions -- and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.

As the COO at the helm of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg juggles the tasks of monetizing the world’s largest social networking site while keeping its users happy and engaged. Source:

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Kalampusan NEWS BITE

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Talk to stir your curiosity

NCC Roadshow set on March 11 The National Competitiveness Council (NCC), in coordination with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), is conducting an NCC road show with the theme “Boosting Regional/ Local Competitiveness through Public Private Partnership” on March 11, 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon, in Cebu City.

The road show will present the Philippines Game Plan for Competitiveness and highlight the presentation of the results of the Social Weather Stations 2013 Annual Enterprise Survey on Corruption.

Melinda French Gates: What nonprofits can learn from CocaCola (Video)

Expected during the NCC forum are local business chambers, industry associations, academe, non-government organizations, concerned government agencies, and members of the media. Among the speakers of the activity are Mahar Mangahas, President of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) and Mary Lou Gesilva, Division Chief of the DTI-NCC. The National Competitiveness Council was formed last Octo-

In her talk, Melinda Gates makes a provocative case for nonprofits taking a cue from corporations such as Coca-Cola, whose plugged-in, global network of marketers and distributors ensures that every remote village wants -- and can get -- a Coke. Why shouldn't this work for condoms, sanitation, vaccinations too? As co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda French Gates helps shape and approve foundation strategies, review results, advocate for foundation issues and set the overall direction of the organization. Source:

ber 2006 as a Public-Private Task Force on Philippine Competitiveness by virtue of Presidential Executive Order No. 571, amended to E.O. no. 44 by the present administration to address the improvement of the country’s competitiveness from the bottom third of competitiveness rankings to the top third by 2016. For more information on the activities of the NCC, visit the website

The EXECOM Meeting was held on February 14, 2014 at the DTI 7 Conference Room DTI Bohol and USAID Compete representatives had a meeting at the DTI Bohol Provincial Office. The major discussions during the meeting were focused particularly on USAID Compete's support to the Tourism Souvenir and Processed Food Sectors of Bohol. The USAID Compete team was led by Ms. Noemi Avancena .

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Key stakeholders for greening the tourism sectors of Bohol and Cebu craft sustainable strategies and actions for 2014 come up with green service packages that are affordable and accessible to MSMEs. This year, the key implementers of the Promotion of Green Economic Development (ProGED) Project came together at the Marco Polo Hotel on 04 to 06 February 2014 to review what happened in 2013 and plan for 2014.

In 2013, environment-friendly and climate smart practices of enterprises in the tourism sectors of Bohol and Cebu were shared to their peers to encourage others to follow suit. Practices such as changing light bulbs to LED lights, retrofitting existing buildings to optimize natural lighting and natural ventilation, recycling waste water through reed bed system and linking with local suppliers of organic products allowed MSMEs to contribute to conserving the environment. These same practices also reduced impact of human activities to the environment, green house gas emissions and resulted to lower cost of operations, sustainable production and consumption . As a result of the sensitization activities via fora, exhibits, testimonials, audio visuals and printed materials, the enterprises in the tourism sectors of Bohol and Cebu initiated steps towards greening. Drivers from the transport sector went into training on fuel efficient driving, resorts worked with service providers to conduct energy audit and consult on green designs, toxic waste collector and treater as well as suppliers of equipment to reduce electricity. Water costs were introduced to enterprises, and service providers worked together to

A very important ingredient to this year’s planning session were the changes in framework conditions in Cebu and Bohol brought about by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Bohol and the debilitating supertyphoon Yolanda in the northern parts of Cebu. Also embedded in the planning session were learning and retooling sessions with inputs coming from different resource persons, one of whom iwas Mr. Thomas Finkel, representing COMO, a leading consultancy firm in Germany. The planning session was complemented by a fun fellowship session to strengthen the bond among the partners and collaborators of ProGED Project. The Promotion of Green Economic Development (ProGED) Project is a development cooperation project jointly implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft fßr Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ and Department of Trade and Industry and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development BMZ with the aim of increasing the competitiveness of MSMEs by adopting environment friendly and climate smart strategies. It will run for three years, from January 2013 to December 2015. It was piloted in the tourism value chain of two provinces, Bohol and Cebu, with an aim to upscale outside the pilot areas from the second year onwards. For more information, please visit As a federally owned enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. (Raquel Capio)

Oprah Winfrey interviews Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz (VIDEO) Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says it's important for leaders to demonstrate they aren't infallible. Watch as he explains why vulnerability and transparency are true leadership traits. Source:

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19 February 2014 , Cebu City

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Workshop on Environmental Management System (EMS) in Bohol The Department of Trade and Industry Bohol Provincial Office and GIZ Promotion of Green Economic Development (ProGED) facilitated the conduct of the Environmental Management System (EMS) Workshop for tourism service establishments in Bohol at the Bohol Bee Farm in Panglao Island on February 18 and 19 this year. An EMS walk-through at Amarela Resort, 2014 recipient of the ASEAN Green Hotel Award, was conducted on the second day, February 19. The EMS workshop aims to promote environmentally-friendly practices among tourism MSMEs in the province. (Vierna Teresa Ligan, DTI Bohol)

DTI Secretary Gregory L. Domingo was the keynote speaker during the Sun Star Asean Economic Community (AEC) 2015 forum held on February 19 at Marco Polo Hotel in Cebu City.

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The ASEAN Economic Community in 2015 The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), wherein the Philippines is a member, shall be the goal of regional economic integration by 2015.

ing; and enhancing private sector involvement for the building of the AEC. In short, the AEC will transform ASEAN into a region with free movement of goods, services, investment, skilled labour, and freer flow of capital.

AEC envisages the following key characteristics: (a) a single market and production base, (b) a highly competitive economic region, (c) a region of equitable economic development, and (d) a region fully integrated into the global economy. The AEC areas of cooperation include human resources development and capacity building; recognition of professional qualifications; closer consultation on macroeconomic and financial policies; trade financing measures; enhanced infrastructure and communications connectivity; development of electronic transactions through e-ASEAN; integrating industries across the region to promote regional sourc-

ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint The ASEAN Leaders adopted the ASEAN Economic Blueprint at the 13th ASEAN Summit on 20 November 2007 in Singapore to serve as a coherent master plan guiding the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community 2015. To read the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint, please click on the following link - http:// (source:

Things You Can Do as an Individual to Reduce Global Warming Burning fossil fuels such as natural gas, coal, oil and gasoline raises the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and carbon dioxide is a major contributor to the greenhouse effect and global warming. You can help to reduce the demand for fossil fuels, which in turn reduces global warming, by using energy more wisely. Here are simple actions you can take to help reduce global warming. 1, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Do your part to reduce waste by choosing reusable products instead of disposables. And whenever you can, recycle paper, plastic, newspaper, glass and aluminum cans. By recycling half of your household waste, you can save 2,400 pounds of carbon dioxide annually. 2. Use Less Heat and Air Conditioning Adding insulation to your walls and attic, and installing weather stripping or caulking around doors and windows can lower your heating costs more than 25 percent, by reducing the amount of energy you need to heat and cool your home. 3. Change a Light Bulb Wherever practical, replace regular light bulbs with compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs. CFLs last 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs, use two-thirds less energy, and give off 70 percent less heat. 4. Drive Less and Drive Smart Less driving means fewer emissions. Besides saving gasoline, walking and biking are great

forms of exercise. Explore your community mass transit system, and check out options for carpooling to work or school. 5. Buy Energy-Efficient Products When it's time to buy a new car, choose one that offers good gas mileage. Home appliances now come in a range of energy-efficient models, and compact florescent bulbs are designed to provide more natural-looking light while using far less energy than standard light bulbs. If you reduce your household garbage by 10 percent, you can save 1,200 pounds of carbon dioxide annually. 6. Use Less Hot Water Buy low-flow showerheads to save hot water and about 350 pounds of carbon dioxide yearly. Wash your clothes in warm or cold water to reduce your use of hot water and the energy required to produce it. That change alone can save at least 500 pounds of carbon dioxide annually in most households. 7. Use the "Off" Switch Save electricity and reduce global warming by turning off lights when you leave a room, and using only as much light as you need. And remember to turn off your television, video player, stereo and computer when you're not using them. It's also a good idea to turn off the water when you're not using it. You'll reduce your water bill and help to conserve a vital resource. 8. Plant a Tree If you have the means to plant a tree, start digging. During photosynthesis, trees and other plants absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. They are an integral part of the natural atmospheric exchange cycle here on Earth, but there are too few of them to fully counter the increases in carbon dioxide caused by automobile traffic, manufacturing and other human activities. A single tree will absorb approximately one ton of carbon dioxide during its lifetime. source:

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Your access to local, authentic, sustainable, world class products. OTOP Store—Tindahanag Pinoy is located at Bridges Town Square, Plaridel Street, Barangay Alang-alang, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines.

How to Tell the Difference Between Your Life’s Calling and a Whim “Every calling is great when greatly pursued.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes You were put here for a reason. With your unique personality, skills, passions, and point of view. You’re meant to do very unique work in this world. And what’s that, you might be wondering? Show up and be you. Do what you’re called to do. So many of us go through life with a clear sense (or maybe just a nagging feeling deep inside) that we’re not living up to our full potential. An understanding that there’s more to life than the nine to five job, getting married, having kids, and saving enough money for a comfortable retirement and some fun things to pass the time until we die. Often, we think that “finding our purpose” means discovering some great calling or to do hugely important things in the world… you know, Mother Theresa and Martin Luther King, Jr style. That’s simply not true. We’re all put here with different personalities, passions, and skills. If you feel called to make art, then you were put here to make art. If you feel called to write, record, build, design, speak, or explore, then you were put here to do just that. We have to find what lights us up, what we feel called to do, and do it. With all the possibilities, desires, and “shoulds,” it can be hard sometimes to make sense of what your true calling is and what’s simply a fleeting desire or whim. Desires and whims are important and can be excellent tools in guiding you towards what you need next in your life, but it’s important to distinguish between the two. Whim: A sudden or capricious idea; a fancy. Arbitrary thought or impulse: governed by whim Calling: A vocation, profession, or trade; a call or summons; a strong impulse or inclination. How to distinguish between a calling and a whim 1. A CALLING IS MAGNETIC AND ALL-CONSUMING Callings draw you towards them. They start as a tiny nagging thought or feeling, then begin to consume your mind and drive your everyday life. They can’t be ignored. You’ll feel a sense of urgency and a strong inclination to follow a calling, whereas a whim is oftentimes fleeting. Whims are impulsive and may feel as though they’ve come out of

nowhere. Callings start deep inside of us, stirring and growing over time until they simply can’t be ignored any longer. Ignoring a strong calling will leave you feeling frustrated, unfulfilled, antsy, and very discontent with your life and career if these things are out of alignment. 2. THE CORE FOCUS OF A CALLING IS ALWAYS PRESENT If you feel called to care for animals, inspire healthy lifestyle changes in others, or end global warming, that will always drive you, regardless of how you choose to act on it. If you’re called to care for animals, you may be a veterinarian, create a nonprofit against factory farming, become a vegan health coach, or even just foster shelter animals until they can find their forever homes. You may even do one or more of these in your lifetime, but the core of what calls you will always be present. If you’re called to inspire healthy lifestyle changes in others, you may be a health coach, write a cookbook, start a gluten-free baked goods store, or become a personal trainer. You may also just love to cook healthy meals, learn about organic urban farming, and keep yourself in shape, effectively inspiring those around you to do the same. Inspiring change is always present. Whims, on the other hand, vary greatly. There may be times you feel a desire to be active, social, rebellious, or experimental, while other times you feel the desire to be still, go inside yourself, or cut ties. They are necessary, but they are also temporary. 3. CALLINGS ARE ABOUT CONTRIBUTION Whether you feel called to make art or change the course of global warming, all callings are about contributing to the world. Through your words, actions, presence, and creations. This is why they matter. Your views, experiences, voice, and ideas are meant to be shared, and your calling will align itself with some way to express these things, though the medium varies from person to person. Your calling is as unique as you are. Whims are more selfish and focused on you. What you feel the desire or need to do for yourself in this moment. Achieving some desired feeling, experience, knowledge, or connection. Whims feed and fuel us, allow us to rejuvenate our spirits and refill the well of ideas and inspiration, but they’re narrow by nature. So, what’s calling you? What drives you and everything you want to create in your life? What is the thing (or things) that matters most to you?


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NICCEP Workshop for CV Industry Clusters A workshop for stakeholders of the National Industry Cluster Enhancement Project (NICCEP) will be held in Cebu City on March 6 to 7 this year. Organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the activity aims to assess performance of the four industry clusters in Central Visayas, namely Information and Communications Technology (ICT); Gifts, Decors and Housewares (GDH); Health and Wellness (H&W); and Tourism.

Visayas Information and Communication Technology Organizational (VICTOR) Conference in Dumaguete City The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) - Dumaguete hosted the Visayas Information and Communication Technology Organizational (VICTOR) Conference last February 7 in Dumaguete City. VICTOR 2014 is the Second Conference of the Visayas ICT Cluster Organization composed of the ICT Councils of: Dumaguete and Negros Oriental (ICT DGTE), Bacolod and Negros Occidental (BNEFIT), Cebu (CEDF-IT), Iloilo (I-FIT), Tacloban and Leyte (EVF-IT), Bohol, Northern Samar, and Kalibo & Aklan (KAITE). With the theme “Growing the ICT Industry in the Countryside", this year’s event brought together BPO industries, academe, as well as local and national officials. The Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO) and the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines have recognized Dumaguete City as one of the Top 10 New Wave Cities for outsourcing locations in the Philippines.

The workshop will entail evaluation of what has been done and update the project activity plan for better performance in the succeeding periods. NICCEP is a three-year joint project of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Japan international Cooperation Agency (JICA) that aims to enhance the capacity of selected industry clusters to plan, implement, facilitate service delivery, evaluate projects and improve industry competitiveness and business environment. With the adoption of the project, SMEs in the industry and services sectors are expected to be more globally competitive. The DTI is positive that the NICCEP will help the Philippine government in achieving its goal of inclusive growth and poverty alleviation. Through the cluster approach, the economic growth being experienced by the country will be felt by a broad spectrum of the Filipino population. The Philippine SME sector comprises about 99.6 percent of all registered firms nationwide, it employees 69.9 percent of the labor force and contributes 32 percent to the country’s economy.

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AMARELA RESORT EARNS Consumer Responsibilities


Critical Awareness Ask questions on the quality, use, and prices of goods and services.

Action Know your consumer rights.

Social Concern Care for senior citizens and persons with disabilities .

Environmental Awareness Help maintain a clean environment.

Solidarity Join consumer organizations and be heard as a consumer.


AMARELA RESORT of Panglao, Bohol, owned by Atty. Lucas M. Nunag, is one among 86 ASEAN hotels and resorts that has earned the prestigious ASEAN Green Hotel Award for 2014. The ASEAN Green Hotel Award is a ceremony held by the ASEAN Member States, as recognition to those who complied with the ASEAN Green Hotel Standard. Other Philippine hotels that received the award are (1) The Manor at Camp John Hay – Baguio, (2) Baguio Country Club – Baguio, (3) Pangulasian Island Resort – Palawan and (4) Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort – Palawan. v=5XD2kNopsUs

Jason Fried: Why

work doesn't happen at work (Video)

Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn't a good place to do it. In his talk, he lays out the main problems (call them the M&Ms) and offers three suggestions to make work work. Jason Fried is the co-founder and president of 37signals , a Chicago-based company that builds web-based productivity tools that, in their words, "do less than the competition -- intentionally." Source:

Simon Sinek: How

Asean, which stands for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, is comprised of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. (Vierna Teresa Ligan, DTI Bohol)

great leaders inspire action (Video)

Fascinated by the leaders who make impact in the world, companies and politicians with the capacity to inspire, Simon Sinek has discovered some remarkable patterns in how they think, act and communicate. An ethnographer by training, Sinek is an adjunct of the RAND Corporation. He writes and comments regularly for major publications and teaches graduate-level strategic communications at Columbia University.


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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 Vierna Teresa Ligan Raquel Capio Olivet Nina Somido PD Javier Fortunato Jr.

Philippines 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: / REGIONAL OFFICE DIVISIONS Business Development Division Victoria Diaz, Chief Tel. Nos. 2550036 / 412-1989 / 412-1868 loc. 601 e-mail: Consumer Welfare and Business Regulatory Division Rose Mae Quinanola, OIC Tel. Nos. 2550036 / 412-1989 / 412-1868 loc 301 Industry Development and Investment Promotion Division Minerva Yap, Chief Tel. nos. 412-1944 / 4121945 / 255-6971 / 255-3926 e-mail: 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: CEBU PROVINCIAL OFFICE Provincial Director: NELIA V.F. NAVARRO 3F LDM Bldg., M.J. Cuenco Avenue, Cor.Legaspi Street, Cebu City Tel. # (63)(032) 255-6971/ 255-3926 Fax # (63)(032) 255-6971 email: / 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: 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: 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: /

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Kalampusan 2014 February  

DTI Central Visayas performance magazine for February 2014.