DTI-Abra continues to develop more SMEs

  The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Abra in collaboration with the Provincial Government of Abra headed by Gov. Joy Bernos continues to promote entrepreneurship by assisting more SMEs to create employment in the province. There is a growing number of Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the province assisted by DTI-Abra with 3,087 SMEs in… Read more »

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PSMEDC keeps an eye on SME development

  The Provincial Small and Medium Enterprise Development Council (PSMEDC) chaired by Gov. Joy Bernos focused on the improvement of the priority industries in Abra such as bamboo, coffee, cacao, processed fruits and nuts, wearables, and homestyle products during their quarterly meeting at the Negosyo Center Conference Room, DTI-Abra, Bangued on March 28, 2019. The… Read more »

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Abra Padaya 2019: A hub for Abra’s products

Abra Padaya 2019 trade fair ran from March 1 until March 9, 2019, as part of the Abrenian Kawayan Festival 2019 to highlight the province’s homegrown products from 108 small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The 64 SMEs had a total cash sale of P5.5 million and P3.3 million booked order from basketry, novelty items, bamboo… Read more »

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Improving life with bamboo

Carlo T. Balneg of Bumagcat, Tayum, has been producing quality bamboo-based products since 2004. His business, Carlo’s Bamboocrafts, Furniture and Furnishings (CBFF) has sold P72,000 worth of bamboo products in the Kannawidan Trade Fair in Vigan City on January 28-February 10, 2019. Balneg said they are producing 35 reclining chairs and 300 placemats weekly. These… Read more »

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Ubra ni Kosa: Flower decorations out of plastic bottles sold at Dapil Festival Trade Fair 2019

Abra Provincial Jail (APJ) inmates were able to exhibit their handmade products made out of plastic bottles for the first time through the Dapil Festival Trade Fair 2019 at Capitol compound. “Ubra ni Kosa” features the plastic flower decorations ranging from P80 to P1,000 depending on sizes and designs. APJ Warden Julie Anne N. Bello… Read more »

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P123, 610 sales on Dapil Festival Trade Fair 2019 on its first day

DTI-Abra recorded P123, 610.00 total sales on the first day of the Dapil Festival Trade Fair 2019 (February 19, 2019) from the participating Small Medium Entrepreneurs. Here is the breakdown of sales from each sector: Furniture – P99,000.00 Processed Food – P7,960.00 Handicraft – P6,360.00 Loom weaving – P7,600.00 Others (novelties/souvenir items) – 2,690.00 This… Read more »

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DTI-Abra continues its monitoring of Christmas lights in the market

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Abra conducted the regular monitoring of five main business establishments selling Christmas lights in Bangued today December 12, 2018. The inspection is a weekly monitoring activity of DTI to ensure the public that all brands of Christmas lights in the market passed the quality control issued by the Bureau of… Read more »

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DTI-Abra Implements Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act

Department of Trade and Industry(DTI)-Abra Provincial Director Arell Bañez informed the public of a new law that reduces the processing time for permits, transaction, and application of business. Simple transactions will be reduced to 3 days, complex transactions to 7 days, and highly-technical transactions to 20 days. Under Republic Act No. 11032 known as Ease… Read more »

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Gov. Bernos, DTI PD Bañez join the Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress 2018 in Beijing

  Governor Joy Bernos and DTI Provincial Director Arell Bañez join the Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress 2018 at the China National Convention Center in Beijing from June 25 to June 27, 2018. The governor and DTI PD Bañez are part of the Philippine Delegation headed by Senator Cynthia Villar who is the Senate Committee… Read more »

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23 mentees of Kapatid Mentor ME program of DTI-Abra graduate

  Department of Trade and Industry-Abra holds graduation ceremony for 23 mentees of the Kapatid Mentor ME program at Lucky’s Hotel and Restaurant on June 22, 2018. Kapatid Mentor ME program aims to aid Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises scale up their business through weeks of free coaching and mentoring of business owners and practitioners.… Read more »

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