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REGION 1

DTI-1 or DTI-Ilocos Region is composed of four provinces—Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan; and of nine cities—Alaminos, Batac, Candon, Laoag, San Carlos, San Fernando, Urdaneta, Vigan, and Dagupan.
 
Economy in the region is anchored both on agriculture and agro-industrial sectors. Its provinces are famous for agro-industrial businesses such as milkfish (bangus) cultivation and processing, livestock raising, fish paste (bagoong) processing, among others. Income in the Ilocos provinces also come from cultivating rice, tobacco, corn, sugarcane, and fruits; and from raising livestock such as pigs, chicken, goats, and carabaos.
 
ABOUT
 
Advocating Service Excellence
 
The Department of Trade & Industry - Region 1 (DTI-Region 1) maintains a strong commitment as the catalyst for intensified private sector activity to accelerate and sustain economic growth and to champion both business and consumers in the region.  We endeavor to be an instrument to fight poverty, nurturing industries and MSMEs to generate exports, jobs, investments, and ensuring the protection and empowerment of consumers.

The key factor for an organization's success is the ability to continuously anticipate changes and stay ahead of others.  The DTI-Region 1 has been working hard to institute excellence in the organization thru our Quality Management System (QMS).  Our QMS framework puts processes and systems to manage the smooth flow of business transactions and the delivery of services to our clients, as well as, the flexibility to monitor and continually improve performance within the organization.

At DTI-Region 1, our clients come first in everything we do; thus, ensuring utmost customer satisfaction.  Our QMS allow us to persistently strive for excellence and afford us to demonstrate our efficiency and effectiveness in delivering our services.  This is an initial yet decisive step towards attaining organizational excellence.  We shall not be limited by this step, but we shall constantly seek ways to improve the landscape of doing business and protecting consumers.

Above all, our QMS is our answer to the continuing public demand for accountability, improved performance, better governance, transparency and credibility.

History and Mandate
 
DTI-Region 1 is one of the regional offices of the Department of Trade and Industry under the Regional Operations Group (ROG). Its area of responsibility covers the Ilocos Region compromising the provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan.
 
ROG is one of the Functional Groups (FG) of the DTI) mandated to champion business development and consumer empowerment in the regions.  It is tasked to contribute in all the five Major Final Output (MFOs) of DTI:
 
MFO 1: Trade Development and Promotion;
MFO 2: Industry Development and Investment Promotion, Generation and Facilitation;
MFO 3: Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Development and Promotion;
MFO 4: Consumer Welfare and Protection, and Trade Regulation; and
MFO 5: Good Governance.
 
Anchored on the Medium-Term Philippine Development Plan (MTRDP), DTI-Region 1 is a catalyst in the fight against poverty in the region by nurturing industries and MSMEs to generate exports, jobs and investments, and ensuring the protection and empowerment of consumers in the process of attaining global competitiveness.

The Mandate:

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is a government body and a service agency created under Executive Order No. 133 on February 27, 1987, reorganizing the Ministry of Trade and Industry, including its attached agencies, and streamlining corresponding functions and responsibilities.

Under this Order, DTI is mandated to serve as a primary coordinative, promotive,regulative and facilitative arm for trade, industry and investment activities in the region.  It shall act as the catalyst for intensified private sector activities to accelerate and sustain economic growth and to champion both business and consumers in the region.
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