Directory of DTI Regional Directors
Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
MYRNA P. PABLO
Region 1 – Ilocos Region
GRACE F. BALUYAN
Region 2 – Cagayan Valley Region
ROMLEAH JULIET P. OCAMPO
Region 3 – Central Luzon
JUDITH P. ANGELES
Region 4A – CALABARZON
Region 4B – MIMAROPA
JOEL B. VALERA
Region 5 – Bicol Region
Region 6 – Western Visayas
REBECCA M. RASCON
Region 7 – Central Visayas
Asst. Sec. ASTERIA C. CABERTE (OIC RD)
Region 8 – Eastern Visayas
CELERINA T. BATO
Region 9 – Zamboanga Peninsula
CEFERINO J. RUBIO
Region 10 – Northern Mindanao
LINDA O. BONIAO
Region XI – Southern Mindanao
MARIA BELINDA Q. AMBI
Region XII – Soccsksargen
JUDE CONSTANTINE S. JAUGAN
GAY A. TIDALGO
National Capital Region Office (NCRO)
MARCELINA S. ALCANTARA
For complete Directory of DTI Regional / Provincial Directors, refer to pages 7-11 of DTI Directory of Officials
Directory of Negosyo Centers: https://www.dti.gov.ph/negosyo/negosyo-center/directory/
PTTC Global MSME Academy. Online trainings and resources are now more accessible as DTI’s Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) becomes the new administrator of the ASEAN SME Academy (also known as PTTC Global MSME Academy). It is a one-stop multi-platform online learning and information resource, which aims to provide training and mentorship to enhance ASEAN SMEs capabilities to grow and compete regionally and internationally.
The Academy offers around 50 training courses on finance/accounting, management, marketing, operation, technology, and trade/logistics. About 350 relevant links to business information and access to a directory of service providers to whom SMEs can reach out for financial advice, corporate programs and networking are also available through www.asean-sme-academy.org, with link at the PTTC’s website, www.pttc.gov.ph.
CTRL + BIZ: Reboot Now!. The DTI, through its E-commerce Office, offers a series of FREE webinars that are targeted to MSMEs who need to transform their business digitally. Enablers across the entire E-Commerce ecosystem will provide their expertise and experiences on how to take advantage of the digital space. Visit DTI E-commerce Facebook page for more updates on their schedule of sessions: https://www.facebook.com/dti.ecommerce/.
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)’s Scholarship Programs amounting to PhP3 billion will support affected and temporarily displaced workers through upskilling and reskilling. It is also offering free courses for all who would like to acquire new skills in the convenience of their own homes, mobile phones and computers through the TESDA Online Program.
The TESDA Online Program (TOP) is an open educational resource that aims to make technical education more accessible to Filipino citizens through the use of information and communication technologies. TOP provides an effective and efficient way to deliver technical education and skills development services to a broader audience/wide range of users/all learners at a lesser cost. You may visit https://www.e-tesda.gov.ph/ for more information.
Contact TESDA at 8887-7777 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this program.
EasyBuilder.Pro, a partner of the DTI, is waiving subscription fees for MSMEs for developing a website using their platform. MSMEs just need to register using the promo code: 7THH1-07X0-38MG-2189 which should be
activated before August 1, 2020.
EasyBuilder.Pro is a website building platform specifically designed to enable non-IT professionals to create a website for their business and personal needs. It offers a range of templates for different purposes, such as webpages for hobbies, events and businesses, as well as providing web hosting.
Creating websites using platforms like the Easybuilder.Pro could be a powerful tool to immediately assist MSMEs to digitalize their retail operations, remain connected to people, or even work remotely from the comforts of their homes during this challenging time.
DTI MSME Materials – these are information materials usually disseminated to our clients during activities and events:
a. DTI’s 7Ms- https://bit.ly/2U57O6o
b. Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay- https://bit.ly/2U4syeN
c. BMBE Primer- https://bit.ly/3eMQqv0
d. Simulan Mong Mag-Negosyo flyer- https://bit.ly/3crvSH1
e. Start Your Own Business- Handbook- https://bit.ly/2XW0r2j
f. Start an Online Business- https://bit.ly/36SQbfq
g. Magnegosyo Online– https://bit.ly/3cvXiLQ
Information materials which our office recently developed to provide ideas on venturing into online businesses suitable to the current situation
Or, find more materials in our MSME Publications link: https://www.dti.gov.ph/negosyo/msme-resources/msme-publications/
Go Negosyo offers free online mentoring activities from 11 am- 12:30 pm, 3:00 pm- 4:30 pm (online mentoring activity with MSMEs and mentors), and 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Visit their page at: https://www.facebook.com/gonegosyoofficial
Grants / Loans
COVID-19 Assistance to restart Enterprises (CARES) Program. A P1.0 billion Enterprise Rehabilitation Financing (ERF) facility under the Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso (P3) has been set up through the Small Business Corporation (SB Corp.) to support micro and small businesses affected by COVID-19 pandemic. The microfinancing program of the SB Corp., which usually offers loans ranging from PhP5,000 – PhP200,000 with a minimal interest rate of not more than 2.5% per month with no collateral requirement, will extend its service to small enterprises. Micro enterprises with asset size of not more than PhP3.0 million may borrow PhP10,000 up to PhP200,000 while Small enterprises with asset size of not more than PhP10 million may borrow a higher loan amount but will not exceed PhP500,000. Contact the P3 hotline: (02) 8651-3333 or email email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to avail the program. You can also visit the SB Corp.’s facebook page www.facebook.com/PondosaPagbabagoatPagasenso. o CARES Program Flyers: https://tinyurl.com/y95ccu5n o Application Form Link: https://www.sbgfc.org.ph/sites/default/files/P3%20CARES%20Application%20Form.pdf
Negosyo Centers (NC) in all provinces, cities and municipalities serve as one-stop shops for various entrepreneurship assistance to promote ease of doing business and facilitate access to services for MSMEs.
Kapatid Mentor ME Program (KMME) aims to produce confident entrepreneurs with the right mindset and business knowhow through a coaching and mentoring approach where large corporations teach MSEs on different aspects of business operations.
Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP) is a comprehensive package of interventions to help and encourage young Filipinos to develop their entrepreneurial skills. (YEP flyer: https://tinyurl.com/y8w2eohv)
SME Roving Academy (SMERA) is a regional road show that will bring together national government and private sector institutions whose programs are designed to promote entrepreneurship, improve access to credit and markets, and increase productivity and efficiency of MSMEs. Through NCs, this program aims to improve access of MSMEs to government and private sector services particularly on areas where provision of business development services may be limited.
Green Economic Development (GED). With the assistance of the GIZ Philippines, the DTI has also capacitated the MSMEs to improve their business operations to be more environment-friendly and climate-smart.
Strengthening Disaster Resilience among MSMEs. This is a public-private partnership spearheaded by DTI for the development and implementation of policies, strategies, programs, and activities necessary to carry out a roadmap for MSME Disaster Resilience which will institutionalize mechanisms for helping MSMEs prepare for and recover from disasters.
Industry Cluster Enhancement (ICE) Program aims to develop more globally integrated, highly sustainable and productive priority industry clusters where MSMEs are heavily involved. DTI-ROG has identified eight (8) priority clusters which include – Bamboo, Coffee, Cacao, Coco Coir, Rubber (processed), Processed Fruits and Nuts, and Tourism Support Services (Wearables and Homestyles). Using the industry cluster approach, DTI will build alliances with relevant agencies and institutions to develop competitive and innovative SMEs, implement a program for productivity and efficiency and create conducive business enabling environment.
One Town, One Product (OTOP) Philippines is a priority stimulus program for MSME as government’s customized intervention to drive inclusive local economic growth. The program enables localities and communities to determine, develop, support, and promote products or services that are rooted in its local culture, community resource, creativity, connection, and competitive advantage. As their own ‘pride-of-place,’ these are offerings where they can be the best at or best renowned for. It endeavors to capacitate our ‘OTOPreneurs’ to innovate and produce market-ready products and services. The program has two major components. First is the OTOP Next Gen refers to the package of assistance provided to capacitate the MSMEs which primarily consist of product development initiatives, training, referral, and others with the goal of leveling up the products in the areas of design, quality, volume, among others. Second is the OTOP Philippines Hub (OTOP.ph) which provides the physical and online channels and market access platform where OTOP products – especially those which has been assisted via product development – are showcased on a day-to-day basis.
Go Lokal! Store Project is a retail concept store showcasing quality and innovative Philippine products crafted, designed, and produced by the country’s MSMEs. It serves as a marketing platform for MSMEs to gain access to the lucrative local consumer market, and ultimately, to the global export market. It is an excellent marketing avenue provided for free by the DTI and its retail partners for MSME incubation, marketing, and branding. Go Lokal! Is an opportunity for MSMEs to go mainstream and test the marketability of their products without incurring the high costs of operating a retail outlet. By offering only products of quality, unique design and compelling narratives, it aims to inspire our entrepreneurs to level up and meet global standards. It is likewise a vehicle to discover emerging suppliers and new products with high market potential.
DTI-Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program provides assistance to Agrarian Reform Communities (ARCs) and other communities across the country. The assistance comes in the form of establishing MSMEs, training and seminars, feasibility studies, market development activities, and consultancy services.
Regional Interactive Platform for Philippine Exporters (RIPPLES) Plus Program is designed to expand the supply base of globally-competitive Philippine products and services and increase international market shares by extending strategic company-level interventions such as capacity building trainings, product development, market information, global product trends to participating companies to make them export-ready, and to enhance their export capacity and competitiveness.
The DTI Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DTI.Philippines/ also gives updated MSME programs, activities and projects from time to time.