Author: Zay Arguelles

Secretary Ramon Lopez’ message for the 120th Year of Philippine Independence

Secretary Ramon Lopez of the Department of Trade and Industry commemorates the 120th Independence Day celebration of the Philippines. Read his full message:

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Sweet victory: PH chocolates garner awards in the UK

Philippine companies Malagos Chocolate, Auro Chocolate, and Theo & Philo Artisan Chocolates were announced winners of the Academy of Chocolate Awards 2018 for their outstanding chocolate products.

Tree to Bar Category
Malagos 72% Dark Chocolate (BRONZE)
Malagos 85% Dark Chocolate (BRONZE)
Drinking Chocolate Category
Malagos 85% Dark Chocolate (SILVER)
Malagos Unsweetened Chocolate (BRONZE)
Malagos 72% Dark Chocolate (BRONZE)


Tree to Bar Category
Auro Chocolate 70% Dark Chocolate Saloy Reserve (BRONZE)
Flavoured White Chocolate Bar
Auro Chocolate 32% Roasted White Chocolate Cashew (BRONZE)


Flavoured Dark Chocolate Bar Category
Theo and Philo Dark Choco with Black Sesame and Nuts (BRONZE)
Theo and Philo Dark Choco with Calamansi (BRONZE)
Theo and Philo Dark Choco with Labuyo (Chili) (BRONZE)
Flavoured Milk Chocolate Bar Category
Theo and Philo Milk Chocolate Adobo (SILVER)
Theo and Philo Milk Chocolate Turon (BRONZE)
Theo and Philo Milk Choco with Pili Nut and Pinipig (BRONZE)
Bar Wrappers – Packaging Category
Theo and Philo Artisan Chocolate (BRONZE)


The Academy of Chocolate was founded by Britain’s leading chocolate professionals and it promotes a greater awareness of fine chocolates available in the market. Companies and producers from around the globe join the annual awards to be recognised as some of the world’s finest.

Don’t miss IFEX Philippines 2018!

IFEX Philippines is the showcase of Asia’s finest food and ingredients and is the country’s biggest international trade exhibition for food products. The show presents an opportunity to discover new products and flavours sourced from the Philippines and the region.


This year’s edition will take place on the 25-27 May 2018 at the World Trade Centre and Philippine Trade Training Centre in Manila. It is known as the premier business-to-business platform for local and international food companies to discover new markets, launch new products, and transact with the world’s biggest buyers.

If you are interested to register as a visitor or as a trade buyer, please call PTIC-London at +44 (0) 202 7937 1898 or email us at

Pangasinan MSMEs join IFEX Philippines

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DTI-CITEM, Dagupan LGU team up to uplift local firms in PH biggest food show

img1.jpgMSME representatives from Dagupan City under the Produktong Dagupeño Marketing Cooperative (PDMC).

Products of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) based in Dagupan City, Pangasinan will be showcased during the three-day IFEX Philippines, the country’s biggest export-oriented food show on 25-27 May 2018 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila and the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC).

IFEX Philippines is the Philippines’ biggest export‐oriented food show organized by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), the export promotion arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

A total of 16 Dagupan-based MSMEs already confirmed participation in IFEX Philippines 2018 which is expected to draw thousands of visitors around the world. The exhibiting firms are members of the Produktong Dagupeño Marketing Cooperative (PDMC), a group of entrepreneurs assembled by the local government unit…

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‘Milkfish Capital of the World’ joins IFEX Philippines 2018

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Dagupan City local gov’t brings worldfamous bangus in PH’s biggest export food show

Dagupan Bangus, known for its sweet and savory taste, is set to make a splash in IFEX Philippines 2018.

Touted as the “Milkfish Capital of the World”, Dagupan City will take center stage in the 12th edition of IFEX Philippines 2018 on May 25‐27 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila in Pasay City.

With the theme ‘The Best of the Seas,’ this year’s edition will highlight Dagupan City’s wide product assortment of world‐renowned milkfish, locally known as bangus, other seafood offerings, and various local delicacies in their Regional Pavilion.

“We are proud to welcome Dagupan City as a premier addition to our roster of regional participants in the upcoming event,” said Nora K. Terrado, Undersecretary for Trade and Investments Promotion of the Department Trade and Industry (DTI).

“As a prime export promotion…

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