Category Archives: Economic

Camiguin cites vast ASEAN opportunities, reaps initial gains


MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, August 30 (PIA)—Increase in tourism by 11 percent, coming in of a fast craft by November and boost of flights from Cebu to Camiguin by December are among the major developments that the provincial government identified as the positive effects of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the province.


Mambajao Municipal Mayor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo shared during the ASEAN Multi-Sectoral Forum on August 25 that the province, being able to earn the 10th spot in the most competitive province throughout the country, has remarkably shown economic dynamism.


“Economic dynamism means that we are ready in ASEAN and all the country to receive investors in our LGU (local government unit),” the mayor stressed.


He further said that if the country wants to be competitive with ASEAN, it should consider an open economy since such will open doors for boundless opportunities especially on generating jobs.

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Provincial developments


When it comes to economic opportunities, the mayor shared that they are now expecting a lot of investors coming in to the province including two hotels, supermarket, a drug store and more.


They are also repairing the airport’s runway to accommodate the flocking of local and foreign tourists in the area.


Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines Provincial Manager Napoleon Bael said that they are currently accommodating an average of 78 passengers per flight and such number has not decreased even if it’s past the peak season already.


Aside from improving the airport and seaports in the area, the provincial government also plans to work on wireless local area networking that will hasten up all sorts of communication in the province.

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Program for the children


As to the language proficiency, Romualdo said that they will be opening a speech laboratory on September “to give exact pronunciation and diction; to prepare for ASEAN.”


Such laboratories will commence in central schools and by next year, the provincial government is targeting to put up the facility in all schools in Camiguin as well as in the barangays.


There will also be health programs to be implemented to further decrease the 4 percent malnutrition of children in the province to at least 1 percent.



“We have plenty of things to do in Camiguin, so many things to do that every life of the Camiguingnon will be worth for,” Romualdo stressed.(RTP/PIA10)


Cebuano News: 20th dairy congress, expo ipahigayon sa Camiguin


MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, April 17 (PIA) – Aron muhatag ug higayon sa mga mag-uuma sa gatasanan nga hisgutan ang mga interes nga gaapekto sa sektor, ang Dairy Confederation of the Philippines magpahigayon sa 20th Dairy Congress and Expo karong Mayo 3-5 sa Provincial Convention Center, diri.

Ang maong kalihokan paluyohan sa Mindanao Alliance of Dairy Industry Stakeholders (MAIDS) inabagan sa Provincial Government of Camiguin, National Dairy Authority (NDA) ug Philippine Carabao Center (PCC).

Si Debbie De San Miguel, planning officer sa NDA-10, miingon nga ang DairyCon mipili sa probinsiya isip benyu sa congress ngalan nga ang dairy farming sa maong lugar nilambo sa mga katuigan ug ang kagamhanang lokal nagpakita ug kadasig sa pagpalambo sa industriya.

shutterstock_72883003.jpgAng congress magsilbing porum sa pagbaylo ug impormasyon sa kasinatian labi na sa mga kabag-ohan ug kakaplagan sa mga erya sa produksyon, pagproseso ug pagpamaligya apil na usab ang pagpalambo sa kooperatiba sa gatasanang sektor.

Karong tuig, ang kalihokan gi-engranahe alang sa pagpasaka sa produksyon ug pangita sa mga mag-uuma sa gatasan, pagdugang sa kahayopan, paghimo ug bag-ong istratehiya sa pagpamaligya, ug pagpaspas sa pagpatuman sa self-reliant nga kabaryohan.

Para sa mga miyembro na sa DairyCon, ang bayrunon sa registration kay P2,000 kada tao ug P2,500 sa mga dili miyembro. Ang registration naglakip na sa congress kit ug identification card, souvenir program, snacks ug paniudto. Ang board ug lodging wala pa’y apil sa registration.

Ang mga interesadong partisipante pwede usab mu-register online pinaagi sa o mubisita sa pinakaduol nga NDA regional office.(RTP/PIA10)

DTI urges buyers to use e-Presyo app


MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, Feb. 1 (PIA) – To drum-up awareness on e-Presyo, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Camiguin strengthened its  information and education  campaign (IEC) by putting up e-Presyo tarpaulins in strategic areas around the province, mostly located in public markets and business establishments.


e-Presyo is the name given to the newly established Online Price Monitoring System (OPMS) of the DTI with the main purpose of providing easy access to the latest suggested retail prices (SRP) for prime commodities and basic necessities.

DTI said  e-Presyo does not even require sign-up when the application is accessed online, easily downloadable both in personal computer and in a smart phones.

Another important feature is the Monitored Prevailing Prices and Stores with the lowest prices and the Comparative Prevailing Prices– a week ago, a month ago, 3 months ago and a year ago.

Another use of the App is when comparing store prices for basic necessities and prime commodities against the Suggested Retail Price (SRP).  (Zita M. Abellare, with reports from Varry Labial, DTI-Camiguin/PIA-10

LGUs extends one-stop shop for businessmen 


MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, Feb. 1 (PIA) – Camiguin holds Business One Stop Shop (BOSS) on for the entire month of January to facilitate fast, easy and convenient business registration system.

All national line agencies and local government units (LGUs) extended its services in every town around the province pooling all approving personnel in one place.

Aside from the one-stop registration, BOSS also offers application or renewal of business permits such as the issuance of zone clearance, building inspection clearance and  sanitation clearance.

The Department of Trafe and Industry (DTI) meanwhile provided personnel in support to the LGUs. 

Other participating agencies include the Social Security System (SSS), Philhealth, Bureau of Fire Protection, Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Philippine National Police (PNP).

DTI meanwhile continue to urge LGUs to sustain a systematic and efficient business licensing and registration system for a business and investor friendly environment.

Boss likewise encourage more businessmen to renew their respective businesses or start a new one by making the process less tedious, faster and cheaper.

This system according to DTI has been adopted for over seven years now and is one of the agency’s measurements in evaluating the competitiveness of the locality. ( Zita Abellare with reports from Varry Labial/ DTI-Camiguin/PIA-10)


Camiguin launches ‘bulawanon’ program to boost local governance


MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, January 11 (PIA) -All Provincial, Municipal, Barangay Officials, national agencies and the private sector officially launched the Bulawanong Camiguin (Golden Camiguin) Program on January 09, 2017 at the Camiguin Convention Center, Mambajao, Camiguin.

The launching was highlighted with the declaration and signing of the Pledge of Commitment led by the Governor of Camiguin Maria Luisa Romualdo after her State of the Province Address during the 49th Camiguin Day celebration.



Bulawanong Camiguin Program is a priority thrust and development agenda pursuing the productivity and competitiveness in government service, especially among local government units (LGUs) by propelling economic growth, creating friendly environment for attractiveness of investments and excellent performance in all areas of the four pillars of competiveness namely economic governance, government efficiency, infrastructure and disaster resiliency

Mayor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo of the capital town of Mambajao led all Local Chief Executives in the commitment pledge of support also by reading in details the roles of the Mayors and vowed to align all programs and projects for the success of the Bulawanong Camiguin of the province.

Meanwhile, DTI-Camiguin Provincial Director Joselito S. Enot led all the national agencies in the pledge of commitment and read in details the roles of DTI and all national agencies for the Bulawanong Camiguin program.



In the year 2015 the Municipality of Mambajao in Camiguin was the National Champion as the Most Competitive Municipality amongst the 980 municipalities in the country with all other municipalities namely Mahinog, Sagay, Guinsiliban and Catarman also faring high in the ranking that contributed to the Provincial Government of Camiguin awarded as top 10 Most Competitive provinces in the country.

All the government officials and heads of agencies of Camiguin vowed to support the vision of competitive Philippines and instill a culture of excellence through public-private sector collaboration as a means to reduce poverty through inclusive growth. (Zita M. Abellare,DTI-Camigui/PIA-10)




Investments grew by 23% in Camiguin


MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, January 9 (PIA) – A total of P62million investments were poured in Camiguin last year, boosting its annual investment growth to 23 percent.

The service sector absorbs 68 percent of the investments generated for the year followed by agricultural based investments at 20 percent, trading at 11 percent and manufacturing at 1 percent.


The Department of Trade and Industry said these generated a total of 1,533 employments, also higher by 15 percent when compared to the preceding year.

Top 15 investments involve construction of commercial buildings, warehouses, restaurants and cottages as well as establishments of businesses like drug store, plant, showroom and commercial center among others. (JCV/PIA-10)


DTI launches ‘e-Presyo’ access



MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, December 28 (PIA) – Shoppers can now access the list of prevailing prices on basic necessities and prime commodities through the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) ‘e-Presyo’ portals available via android applications or web.

e-Presyo serves as guide to consumers while doing their grocery shopping to enjoy best value for money.

When the data gathering fully takes-off, the system will reflect comparative prevailing prices for a preferred period.

DTI Camiguin Provincial Director Joselito S. Enot said compared to the conventional manner of reporting, this allows real time entry during monitoring on the part of DTI.

As a newly developed system, e-Presyo will contain price data from 2016 onwards, price data from previous years can be requested from the DTI.

As for Camiguin, there about 110 establishments monitored by DTI monthly and covers only basic necessities, prime commodities, construction materials and other mandatory products.

Special monitoring is likewise conducted for school supplies in the months of May to June and Noche Buena Items starting October to December. (JCV/PIA10)


LGU appeals cooperation from fish vendors, middle men


MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, December 28 (PIA) – While finding effective ways to bring down the prices of fresh catch fish at the Mambajao Public Market, local officials are appealing for cooperation from stakeholders.

Soaring prices of meat, along with vegetables have been a growing concern here and the local government unit has been trying out measures to address the issue.

Mambajao Sangguniang Bayan member Norgene L. Ceniza expressed the intent of Mayor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo to help out the vendors and the fisherfolk, but ultimately to bring relief to the consumers.

Ceniza said the chief executive is eyeing also on reducing the prices of agricultural produce but for now putting its priority in resolving the prices of fish meat at the local market here. (JCV/PIA 10)


Camiguin DTI undergoes writing workshop to improve client reach


MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, December 21 (PIA) – To enhance The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) services in the province by reaching more clients through improved information delivery, DTI personnel in Camiguin undergoes a 1-day basic newswriting and photography seminar-workshop on 20 December 2016.

The activity was held here and attended by some 15 DTI personnel along with the office on-the-job trainees (OJTs).

Provincial Director Joselito S. Inot said releasing updates through news reports is part of their agency’s organization objective in hope to reinforce how they can relate to their client better, perform, and improve their services as public servants.

The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) was tapped to provide the technical assistance.

PIA Northern Mindanao Officer In-Charge Franklin P. Gumapon reiterated during the training the importance of disseminating programs, projects, and accomplishments to get publics support, as well as, understanding in government regulations and policies.

He also added the importance in tapping the media as key partners in pushing acceptance for programs and projects in government. (JCV/PIA 10)


DTI-Camiguin imposed price freeze anew


price-increase3-300x336MAMBAJAO Camiguin, October 12 (PIA) — In view of Proclamation No. 55 issued on September 4, 2016 declaring a state of national emergency on account of lawless violence, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Camiguin Provincial Officer is imposing a 60-day Price Freeze on basic necessities and prime commodities.

Pursuant to Section 6 of Republic Act No. 7581, The Price Act, as amended, prices of basic necessities are automatically frozen at their prevailing prices or place under automatic price control.

In the province of Camiguin, as soon as the declaration was made, the consumer welfare division (CWD) visited business establishments, talked to the owners and managers, provided all copy of the memorandum on prize freeze and Proclamation No. 55 series of 2016.

DTI-Camiguin’s initiative is in consonance to Section 6 of the Republic Act (RA) 7581 also known as the Price Act of the Philippines in order to ensure that the price of goods remain stable until the state of calamity is lifted.

Price freeze is the situation in which prices, or the price of a particular product, are fixed at a particular level and no increases are allowed.

All business establishments are enjoined to strictly abide the law and cooperate to avoid penalties.price-freeze-orange

Violators of the price freeze will be summoned by DTI-Camiguin and those found selling above the prevailing prices could face fines of up to P1 million or imprisonment for a maximum of 10 years.

With the imposition of a price freeze, the DTI-Camiguin enforcement team will intensify monitoring of business establishments to ensure that the goods covered are sold at prevailing prices and will be checking the price and supply situation of goods in various areas which are placed under state of calamity. (Zita M. Abellare with reports from Varry Labial, DTI-Camiguin, PIA Cam iNet)