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DTI supports revival of the Marikina shoe industry


LOOK: Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez assured Marikina shoemakers that the government will support the revival of the shoe industry, in response to President Rodrigo Duterte’s instruction. To observe first-hand the state of the country’s footwear industry capital, the trade chief visited production sites in Marikina, including Gibi Shoes (photo), Bristol and small shoemakers like Ruperta Enterprises and Rolando “Tatay Oly” Santos, a Marikina shoemaker who gave Pres. Duterte a pair of shoes as a gift. He also visited the Philippine Footwear Academy, which is considered the first and only footwear school in the Southeast Asian region. The trade chief said that technological improvement remains an industry concern. DTI, in partnership with the Philippine Footwear Federation Inc. (PPFI), established a Shared Service Facilities (SSF) project that is currently catering custom-made footwear using innovative and state-of-the-art technology. #iamDTIph 

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 Date Posted: June 13, 2017


DTI Philippines launched Go Lokal at Rustans Makati last 08 June 2017. #iamDTIph


LOOK: A timely offering in commemoration of the 119th year of Philippine Independence, Go Lokal! hits Rustan’s Department Store in Makati, following the store's successful launches in other premier malls. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez (center R) with Rustan’s SuperCenters President Donnie Tantoco (leftmost) recently (8 June) led the ceremonial launching of Go Lokal! at Rustan’s Department Store in Makati which will run until 9 July 2017. Serves as the fourth opening of the all-Filipino concept store that offers the best products from Philippine micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), including the next generation One Town, One Product (OTOP) offerings, Go Lokal! is in line with the Trade Department’s initiative to empower MSMEs by providing market opportunities for them to be discovered in the mainstream market. Aside from providing market access to MSME products, Go Lokal! is a platform for new entrepreneurs to test the marketability of their products without fear of losing commercial costs because their experience is free of charge. Also in the photo are Trade Undersecretary for Industry Promotions Group Nora Terrado (rightmost) and Rustan’s Commercial Corporation President Zenaida Tantoco. #iamDTIph

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 Date Posted: June 10, 2017