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The Philippines and China share a long and rich trade history that spans centuries. To celebrate and fortify the enduring ties between the two countries, a bigger and stronger Philippine delegation returns to the 5th China International Import Expo (CIIE) at the National Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai, China, from
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On 10 November 2022, the Philippines joined other ASEAN Member States and the United Kingdom (UK) in endorsing the Work Plan to Implement the ASEAN-UK Joint Ministerial Declaration on Future Economic Cooperation during the 2nd ASEAN Economic Ministers-UK Consultations held at the sidelines of the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summit
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As part of the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings, Trade Secretary Alfredo E. Pascual joined other ASEAN Member States in attending the 21st ASEAN Economic Community Council (AECC) Meeting on 10 November 2022 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The 21st AECC serves as the culmination of a series
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Featured Success Stories

“Tumaliawak, saba, Tumalikodak, saba”. Growing up in a community with abundant supply of bananas inspired Amalla Littawa Follo to make bananas as her source of living. A native of Cagayan and Kalinga who is currently residing in Caglayan, Conner, Apayao, “sabah” changed the life story of this entrepreneur. Growing up,
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#DTIMalasakit Stories

Eljean Dagohoy started cultivating for a better future at the tender age of seven. At that very young age, she had already began assisting her family in farming, especially in growing coffee. By 12 years old, she started farming on her own in Pigtauranan, Pangantucan, Bukidnon. Eljean is one of
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“Gusto ko pong lumago ang aking sari-sari store na naumpisahan dahil dito ngayon nakikita ang mga pangunahing bilihin ng mga tao,” says Ida Hilvano from Jaro, Leyte.  A woman, together with her husband, Mario, once started a bakeshop in their barangay in 2009. Both did not have the know-how in business.
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Zero to Hero

HANDMADE MAKES ENTREP WELL-MADE Not everyone is given the chance to turn his or her passion into profit. Lolita “Luchi” Cabanlet is one of those who have successfully turned something she loves into something profitable. Luchi has always been interested in handicrafts. She started from scratch—quite literally. Scratch papers were
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BOTTLING BOUNTY OF THE SEA In Butuan City, small-scale fisherfolks are no stranger to days when they would go home with almost empty nets. On slow days, they would typically often bring home bangus or milkfish fingerlings which are sold on a low price in the market. Despite their hard
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