• DTI Sec Lopez Sets Foot in Marikina, Vows to Take the Industry a Step Forward

      In line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s orders, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Secretary Ramon Lopez urged Marikina City to put their best foot forward as he discussed with the members of the Philippine Footwear Federation Inc. (PFFI) together with other stakeholders of the Footwear Industry the next steps to re-lift the country’s Shoe Industry. Among DTI’s first step is its ongoing Shared Service Facilities (SSF) Project with partner PFFI, which provided the much needed machines and...

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    • DTI assures MSMEs of market access through "Go Lokal"

      Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez on Monday (20 December) assured micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) of the government’s commitment to provide better market access for MSMEs by mainstreaming their products in commercial establishments, particularly those from the agriculture sector. Speaking at the Christmas Townhall with President Rodrigo Duterte: Negosyo para sa Kapayapaan sa Sulu at the Malacañan Palace, Sec. Lopez also urged businessmen to continue...

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    • Marikina-made shoes a hit in Indonesia

      Filipino fashion retail brand Rusty Lopez recently opened its newest store in Jakarta on Thursday featuring comfortable sandals and casuals made from Marikina, the Philippines’ shoe capital known for producing durable and high-quality footwear, according to a recent report of the Department of Trade and Industry’s Philippine Trade and Investment Center – Jakarta. The store in Sogo Lippo Mall Puri located in the St. Moritz Central Business District is the brand’s 9th outlet following the...

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