DOH - CAR OIC Regional Director Dr. Amelita Pangilinan reminds the public that as the Modified General Community Quarantine in Cordillera continues, all must stay vigilant and prioritize health and safety measures needed to protect themselves, their families and the communtiy from the COVID virus. CCD/PIA CAR)

Mr. Iori Kato from UNFPA and hospital staff of Santa Ana Hospital poses in front of triage tent for patients with COVID-19 symptoms donated by UNFPA supported by the Government of Australia to help the hospital with infection prevention and control.

Regional Development and Security. DA Secretary William Dar, in his capacity as the Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security (CORDS) for CAR, presided a joint meeting of the RTF - ELCAC and the RPOC at Baguio Country Club. Dar was joined by Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong at the main table as the chairperson of the Cordillera Regional Peace and Order Council. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

UNFPA representative meets with the Chief of OB GYNE and Head of WCPU from Batangas Medical Center where UNFPA provided emergency maternity tent facility, WCPU tent and COVID-19 triaging tent to make their services more accessible to mothers, women, young people and COVID-19 patients.

CORDS for CAR and DA Secretary William Dar with officials of the Cordillera Regional Development Council join the toast of rice wine as part of the

Agriculture Secretary William Dar stresses Cordillera's strong potential for regional progress and advancement as strong partner for economic development and nation building. (CCD/PIA CAR)

DTI supports MSMEs in Cordillera thru blended forum on e-commerce

BAGUIO CITY, July 23(PIA) -- The Department of Trade and Industry in the Cordillera initiated a blended modality forum for stakeholders from the micro  small  medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the Cordillera region on Wednesday (July 22).


The forum held in the different venues in Abra, Apayao, Ifugao, Benguet, Baguio City, Kalinga and Mountain Province was hosted by the DTI-CAR and its provincial offices thru the support of the respective local government units, is a way of helping MSMEs    in the Cordillera region amid the public health crisis due to COVID-19.

Micro, small, medium enterprises attend the Investments Opportunities Forum on E-Commerce Platforms, Logistics and FinTech for CAR MSMEs initiated by the DTI-CAR in Baguio City on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. (RMC- PIA CAR)

The Investments Opportunities Forum on E-Commerce Platforms, Logistics and FinTech for CAR MSMEs had resource persons at the venues while others had virtual and taped messages and lectures which were streamed live over the social media pages of DTI-CAR provincial offices.

Participants were  physically present in all the provincial venues complying with  health and safety protocols. The participants and stakeholders were able to interact and clarify some of their queries thru the online open forum with resource persons stationed in Metro Manila and Baguio City.  

Among the  resource  persons  were from popular service providers such as Lazada Philippines, Food Panda, Paymaya and the other government agencies including the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board and the Regional Development Council.

The DTI said the forum is part of the Cordillera Month series of investment forum collaborated with the regional offices of the Department of Agriculture, Dept. of Science and Technology, Dept. of Tourism, Dept.  of Labor and Employment and  the Technical Education and Skills Development Advisory.

DTI Sec. Ramon Lopez lauded the Cordillerans for adopting the technological services which compliments the traditional way of doing business with E-commerce in his messages during the  Investments Opportunities Forum on E-Commerce Platforms, Logistics and FinTech for CAR MSMEs initiated by the DTI-CAR in Baguio City on , July 22, 2020. (RMC- PIA CAR)

It is also part of the National MSMEs Week from July 20 to 24, 2020 wherein the DTI national office is conducting e-for a to explore the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on MSMEs including policy measures in place to support their viability and enhance their resiliency and sustainability.

With the theme “MSMEs’ Recovery to Resilience,” the 5-day e-fora highlights   both the public and private sector response to the crisis in order to minimize the negative impacts, support business operations continuity, and protect workers’ rights, focused on innovative market-based approaches and solutions to help MSMEs recover and promote their participation in economic activities.

In his message delivered virtually, DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez congratulated the Cordillera Administrative Region for its 33rd Founding Anniversary and committed   DTI to help achieve the socio economic development goals of the region which is very important as the nation moves to create a better normal in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lopez also lauded the Cordillerans for adopting the technological services which complements the traditional way of doing business with E-commerce.
“The Cordillerans’ adoption of digitalization ensures products can be brought on line and delivered directly to the buyers thus it is appropriate that the theme of the Cordillera Month is “One Resilient Cordillera Embracing the New Normal Towards Recovery,” said Lopez.
“I am confident that CAR will be in the core with the entire country with the adopting of the new way of doing things especially in doing business. I call on everyone to work towards a better normal for a more inclusive and safer future. Let us heal as one and progress as one,” he added.
The second part of the Investments Opportunities Forum  focused on business resiliency will be held on July 29, 2020. (JDP/RMC- PIA CAR)

By Redjie Melvic M. Cawis




Mt. Province


  • Soldiers turn idle lands into vegetable gardens

    ASIPULO, Ifugao, Aug. 7 (PIA) - - Soldiers assigned in the province have started turning idle lands productive, environment friendly and as source of vegetables for the troopers.

  • DTI-Ifugao launches 'Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay' program

    KIANGAN, Ifugao, July 24 (PIA) - - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) launched   the  "Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay" (NSB) in the province to help propel economic growth in the grassroots.

  • Lagawe town on temporary lockdown for 2 days

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, July 20 (PIA) - - Mayor Martin Habawel, Jr  placed  this morning the whole municipality under temporary lockdown  for two days to facilitate contract tracing, testing and disinfection after three new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were recorded today.

  • Ifugao LSP recipients commit for economic progress

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, July 17 (PIA) - - Beneficiaries of the Livelihood Seeding Program (LSP) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) committed to use the assistance to grow not only for their enterprises or organizations but for the whole community to  achieve economic progress. 

  • DA,Philmech award machineries to 6 Ifugao farmers groups

    LAMUT, Ifugao, July 10 (PIA) - - Six farmers organizations in the province recently received agricultural machineries from the Department of Agriculture (DA) under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) mechanization program to improve their farming systems and be competitive.





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