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DTI's New Online Service Will Help You Budget Your Groceries

Here's how it works!
With the conditions of the pandemic heavily affecting the country's economy, it's more important than ever to budget your earnings for your basic necessities. Here's something that can help you do just that: The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) just launched ...

The Big Changes You Can Expect When Dining Out

What is this “new normal” that everyone speaks of?
One of the things prohibited during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) is dining in restaurants. It certainly feels like many moons ago when we were able to freely enjoy a meal in our go-to restaurants and fast food chains, or even catch ...

Attention, Small Business Owners: DTI Says No Need for Tax Registration

Take note in case you own a small food business!
There's been a huge surge of small businesses and online shops opening since Metro Manila was placed under quarantine in March. With most people confined to their homes, local bakers and home cooks of all kinds have been looking to turn their ...

How Much Should Basic Necessities Cost Now That The Price Freeze Is Lifted?

The nationwide price freeze was lifted May 15.
The 60-day nationwide price freeze on basic necessities has officially been lifted last night, May 15, at exactly 11:59 p.m. This is in accordance with the DA-DTI-DOH JMC 2020-01. The prices of products covered by these three Government departments (Department of Agriculture, Department of ...

This Year's National Food Fair Is Pushing Through This Weekend!

The products will be available via Shopee.
The Department of Trade and Industry’s National Food Fair was supposedly scheduled for March, but it was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As businesses are slowly adapting to the new normal, the DTI - Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (BDTP) has ...

DTI Says No Panic Buying Allowed: Here Are The Number Of Basic Goods You Can Buy In Groceries

DTI's new memorandum sets limits on items per buyer or transaction.
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) released Memorandum Circular No. 20-07, a memorandum circular, regarding anti-hoarding and anti-panic-buying. This memorandum dated March 19, details the limitations on how many basic goods each person can buy. Section 5 of the memorandum states the following products for sale ...

What Happens To Metro Manila's Food Supply And Supermarkets During The Community Quarantine?

More detailed guidelines are yet to follow.
The Department of Trade and Industry clarifies that Metro Manila can still import goods from neighboring cities and provinces to sustain the supply in Metro Manila. This statement by the DTI undersecretary, Ruth Castelo, was prompted by the announcement of President Rodrigo Duterte ...

DTI Imposes Nationwide Price Freeze On Basic Goods: Meat, Instant Noodles + More

The price freeze will last for sixty days.
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) announced a nationwide price freeze on basic necessities on March 11.What prompted the nationwide price freeze was Proclamation No. 922 that puts the Philippines under a State of Public Health Emergency amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease ...

We Now Have A Date For This Year's Annual National Food Fair!

Shop for your favorite local produce and products!
Have you been to the National Food Fair? This project, headed by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion together with the department’s regional and provincial offices, will be held on March 12 to 15, 2020.This year’s National Food ...
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