Region 7
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   region and provide you with vital information on the services
   offered by the DTI offices.
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Right at the center of the Philippines is Central Visayas, one of the most developed and most densely populated regions in the country. Central Visayas is the fifth largest regional economy in the country. 
Cebu is the center of economic activities in the Visayas and Mindanao areas. With its strategic location, it is ideal for commodity distribution by land, air or sea, especially for very dynamic markets. both local and foreign. It has been the predominant destination of direct foreign investments, export industries, trade and urban support activities.
Neighboring Cebu is Bohol, the closest province and the 10th largest island in the country. Home of the famous “Chocloate Hills”, Bohol offers clean white sandy beaches, two of the best diving havens in the world and a natural environment rich in flora and fauna, where one can find the tarsier, the smallest monkey in the world..
Bohol is taking-off to become the region’s prime eco-cultural tourist destination and agro-industrial center. Investment areas in the identified Special Economic Zone are focused on eco-tourism, light industries and agro-industrial development.
Negros Oriental also boasts of natural attractions as well as medium and large scale firms which include sugar mills, a chemical factory, fruit dehydration plant and a cement plant. More recently, the province has attracted Business Process Outsourcing companies.
In Siquijor, trade development is distinctly dominated by small and micro-traders. Trading constitutes the backbone of its commercial activities.
Central Visayas is indeed blessed and we, at the regional office, endeavor to serve its people well.
We would be glad to receive any suggestions for improvement or feedback from our clients.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our site.

Asteria C. Caberte
Regional Director

DTI-Central Visayas is charged with the promotion of an economic and business environment conducive to the birth and growth of enterprises and supportive of a fair and robust trade of goods and services both from within the Central Visayas.

It is a coordinating agency for all government activities that relate to trade, industry, and investments as well as a regulatory body to ensure that fair competition prevails.

The Trade and Industry Enforcement Division (TIRD) implements the Department's consumer welfare programs of the departments. It educates consumers and implements programs and projects that will create a healthy business environment. Its specific concerns include:
  • Consumer advocacy
  • Acceptance, pre-screening, and evaluation of license applications to the Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board (PCAB)
  • Strengthening consumer organizations/networks
  • Enforcement and insurance of compliance of all fair trade laws and laws on standards
  • Monitoring of price and supply of commodities
  • Issuance of regional sales promo permits
  • Administration of Real Estate Brokers Examinations
Meanwhile, the Industry Development Division (IDD)
  •  Facilitates credit financing availment
  • Assists non-government organizations (NGOs)
  • Facilitates livelihood and income generating projectsConducts entrepreneurial trainings
  • Provides trade fair assistance and information
  • Assists exporters
  • Conducts quality and productivity programs
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