DTI Region 8 (Eastern Visayas)

DTI Region 8 (Eastern Visayas)

DTI-Eastern Visayas is composed of six provincial offices in Leyte, Southern Leyte, Biliran, Samar, Eastern Samar, and Northern Samar.

Our mission of the office is to generate employment opportunities for a better quality of life for the people of Eastern Visayas by promoting an environment conducive to the growth and development of business. This is being done thru strong partnerships with the government and private sectors and by practicing proactive and efficient services for public support.

The DTI-Eastern Visayas Office has five divisions, namely: Office of the Regional Director, Finance and Administrative Division, Consumer Welfare Division, Enterprise Assistance Division, and Industry Development Division.


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2F Leyte Academic Center, Gov’t. Center, Pawing Palo, Leyte

Services Offered:

1. Business and Investment Enabling Environment (BIEE)

Negosyo Center

RA 10644 mandates the establishment of a Negosyo Center in all provinces, cities and municipalities. Some of the major functions of Negosyo Centers are:

(a) Promote ease of doing business and access to services for MSMEs within its jurisdiction;
(b) Coordinate and facilitate processes of government related to the set-up and management of MSMEs;
(c) Accept and facilitate all registration applications of MSMEs;
(d) Coordinate with the respective local government units (LGUs) and liaise with concerned government agencies to process the duly accomplished forms submitted by the MSMEs.

At present, there are 51 Negosyo Centers established in various cities and municipalities in the region.

2. Business and Investment Enabling Environment (BIEE)

Product Development

Product development also called new product management, is a series of steps that includes the conceptualization, design, development, and marketing of newly created or newly rebranded goods or services.

Participation in Local Trade Fairs

– Kasadyaan Fair
– Bahandi Fair
– Arts and Crafts Fair
– OTOP Fair
– National Trade Fair

Participation in Foreign Trade Fairs

– Manila FAME
– Japan Fair
– Ambiente

One Town, One Product Next Generation (OTOP NEXT GEN)

DTI offers a comprehensive assistance package empowering MSMEs through product development, online marketing, standard compliance, and training.
5. Brand Equity Development Program
Brand development and promotion for quality local products that promote “pride of place”, and crates “happy and fully satisfied customers”.

3. Access to Finance (A2F)

Small Business Corporation (SBC)

Small Business Corporation (SBCorp) is a government financial institution attached to the Department of Trade and Industry and mandated to provide financing and credit guarantees to the country’s MSMEs.

SBC – Enterprise Rehabilitation Financing

SBC – Enterprise Rehabilitation Financing Program is a disaster-response program of the Small Business Corporation designed to put back on their feet enterprises stricken by natural calamities, especially those destroyed by Super Typhoon Yolanda.

Pondo Para sa Pagbabago at Pagsenso (P3)

An alternative source of financing that is easy to access at a reasonable cost for micro-entrepreneurs who do not have access to credit or access it at a very high cost. Currently, the beneficiaries of P3 are market vendors and stall owners of the Tacloban City Supermarket.

 New Financing Products
· Trade Inventory Build-up Loan Fund
· Food and Drugs (FDA) Licensing and Production Site Compliance Loan Fund
· Patents Licensing and Inventory Build Up Equity Fund
· Commercialization of Innovation Awardees Equity Fund
· Halal and Kosher Certification Loan Fund
· Equity Financing for Corporatized Micro Enterprises
· Loan Fund for Farm Development for Pocket Farmer-Entrepreneurs

4. Productivity and Efficiency (P&E)

Shared Service Facilities

Shared Service Facilities (SSF) Project – A major component of the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Development (MSMED) Program which aims to improve the competitiveness of MSMEs by providing them with machinery, equipment, tools and systems, skills, and knowledge under a shared system.

Small Medium Enterprise Roving Academy (SMERA)

Continuous training and learning program through 7 stages of enterprise development to elevate and value MSMEs’ competitiveness in the domestic and international market.

Project Kapatid Mentor Me Program

Kapatid Angat Lahat: Mentor Me Program intends to help micro and small entrepreneurs scale up their enterprises through weekly or regular coaching and mentoring by business owners and practitioner-angelpreneurs on the different functional areas of entrepreneurship, with the end goal of producing confident entrepreneurs with the right mindset and business know-how, who will be able to sustain and scale up their enterprises.

The program is a component of the KAPATID Project of the DTI in partnership with the Philippine Centre for Entrepreneurship-Go Negosyo that aims to push big and medium businesses including the micro and small enterprises (MSEs) or “Small Kapatid” into their companies’ value chains either as clients and consumers of their products and services, or as suppliers of raw materials, producers, or employees.

Livelihood Seeding Program
Training and business starter/recovery kits for MSMEs affected by the super typhoons and located in less developed areas.