Tuesday, October 15, 2019


Freelance sidelines are just around the corner. And Rakuboss.ph brings them closer to you!Rakubos connects clients straight to the freelancers . With our user friendly interface, a wide range of clients can seek specified freelance jobs. From lawyers, to realtors, to artists, you name it!

See below for more information:


Getting Started

Register a Rakuboss account. Fill out all the important details. Show clients who you are, what you do, and what Sidelines you’re offering.Be transparent! Rakuboss values honesty in order to serve clients and freelancers better. Penalties will be applied to profiles that are made to be deceiving.

After making an account, verify your email and you’re good to go! Navigate our website and visit your profile often so you don’t miss out on any messages from clients.

Posting Your Sidelines

A verified account means you can use the site without charge. There’s no limit to the services you can offer. Rakuboss welcomes Jacks of all trades! However, duplicate listings should be avoided.

To start, click the “Sell Your Sideline” button on the lower right portion of the website. Fill out the details of your service. Straight forward titles and clear photos are best for attracting clients. Use a landscape image that is at least 1000 (width) x 600 (height) pixels. Submit the sideline for review and the Rakuboss team will verify your listing.

Transacting With Clients

Once your sideline is up, Rakuboss will help you find clients based on the description you’ve provided. Rakuboss brings the clients to you! You can also share your listings to other platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Just find the sideline you want to share on your profile and click on get URL


Friends and followers can now easily transact with you through Rakuboss. No hassle, all secure.


Confirming Transactions

When deadlines are met with quality work, Rakuboss will confirm the transaction and process your payout. You’ll receive email notifications regarding the process. We’ll walk you through the entire transaction. Our team is always available to help you with any concerns.

Receiving Payouts

For every successful transaction, Rakuboss requires a 6% commission fee. This fee will serve as the budget for the maintenance of the website. Your earnings can be collected using third-party payment providers such as Paypal, Dragonpay, and other local banks. Please note that banks may have an additional charge of PHP50 per transaction.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019



Grab up this season with Zilingo’s latest clubhouse cool and preppy looks!


This September, leading online fashion platform Zilingo, released their latest trends selection. Doused in plaid and preppy looks, the collection boasts different cuts and arresting foray of silhouettes. 

The brand marries chic styles and clubhouse cool collection, featuring preppy threads in Khaki, Cream and Beige accentuated by season’s colors of chartreuse and turquoise and red. Fashion fans will also be thrilled with the platform’s take on layers and cardigans and playful pleats in White, Black and Brown matched with modern looks and textured sheets.


Zilingo will provide customers with coveted pieces suitable for all occasions. “We are ecstatic about this season’s trends that combine style and comfort, and the best part is that these fashion essentials are available at the click of a button,” says Ryza Dipatuan-Razo, Marketing Director, Zilingo Philippines. 


Recognizing the continuous growth and potential of the online retail market, and the need to constantly provide its customers with new and exciting options, Zilingo aims to showcase a unique shopping experience to its customers and enable brands to expand their reach to fashion enthusiasts across the region. 


Fashionistas across the country can purchase the collection anytime and anywhere via Zilingo’s website and app, and have them delivered to their doorstep at no extra charge, with multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery.

About Zilingo

Zilingo is a commerce platform that is making the fashion and beauty supply chain more efficient through technology. With over 50,000 merchants on the platform Zilingo connects businesses across the entire supply chain and empowers them with everything they need to run a business - from design, product development, fabric procurement, manufacturing, cataloguing, marketing, inventory management, distribution, billing, customer service, working capital & trend forecasting. With over two million product listings on Zilingo.com, users can effortlessly shop from a selection of indie labels, local designers, international and celebrity brands – all in one place. Founded by Ankiti Bose and Dhruv Kapoor in 2015, the company has offices in 8 cities globally with over 600 staff representing 20 different nationalities.

Zilingo is available for download for free on the App Store and Google Play across Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand.

For more information, please visit www.zilingo.com


Sunday, September 15, 2019



The 2019 National Trade Fair, themed “A Green Show,” closed on a high note as it ended its four-day run from August 22 to 25 at the Megatrade Halls of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City.

(L-R): Sky Gavin, When In Manila; RD Romleah  Juliet P. Ocampo, DTI Region 2; RD Marcelina S. Alcantara, DTI National Capital Region; RD Jocelyn LB Blanco, DTI Region 5; Secretary Ramon M. Lopez; Undersecretary Abdulgani M. Macatoman, Trade Promotions Group; Director Marievic M. Bonoan, Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion; RD Marilou Quinco-Toledo, DTI Region 4-A (CALABARZON)

Post-event reports indicate that the Department of Trade and Industry exceeded previous year figures on all fronts, through the efforts of the Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion, under the leadership of Undersecretary Abdulgani Macatoman of the Trade Promotions Group, in cooperation with the Regional Operations Group under Undersecretary Blesila Lantayona.

In terms of revenues, retail and booked sales amounted to almost PHP 60-million, representing a 7% increase over previous year figures of PHP 56-million. Moreover, orders amounting to PHP 26-million are still under negotiation and are expected to be converted to booked orders.


With 88 food and 197 non-food exhibitors, the 2019 National Trade Fair provided market exposure to 285 MSMEs from all over the country, 14% better than the 250 participants last year. Trade fair visitors also increased by almost 10%, attracting 41,418 fairgoers as compared to last year’s 37,364.



The National Trade Fair has always been well-received by buyers and the general public, with customer satisfaction remaining a high 98% saying they were definitely satisfied. 

The theme, “A Green Show,” was adopted in line with the DTI’s Green Economic Development Program that aims to enhance the competitiveness of MSMEs, and the 285 exhibitors were carefully chosen because their products and processes are organic, environment-friendly, and sustainable. They signified their commitment to become green advocates by displaying a pledge panel in their respective booths, with the following promises: (a) create sustainable products; (b) use eco-friendly packaging; (c) conserve energy and resources; (d) explore green solutions to reduce carbon footprint; and (e) support and promote environmental awareness.

Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez

Likewise, as part of the formal opening ceremony, the DTI being led by Secretary Ramon Lopez together with other officials and distinguished guests also signified their pledge to incorporate green practices in their programs and policies by writing down their signatures on the pledge wall with the following commitments:

a) produce green-trepreneurs from Trabaho, Negosyo, Konsumer (TNK) sessions; 
b) nurture 10 green-trepreneurs to become global; 
c) implement green practices in all operational Shared Service Facilities by end of 2019;
d) advocate green consumerism through information, education, and communication campaigns; and 
e) reduce paper consumption through the implementation of ONE-DTI or the Digital Transformation Initiative.

The DTI conducts national domestic trade fairs primarily to assist MSMEs from the regions in order for them to expand their market presence; and over the years, the number of visitors, as well as sales volume have steadily increased, as Metro Manila consumers look forward to these events.

Don’t miss the upcoming National Arts and Crafts Fair which will be held on October 24-27, 2019 at Megatrade Halls of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City. For more information, contact the DTI-Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion at telephone numbers (02) 751-3223 and (02) 791 3102, or email bdtp@dti.gov.ph. You may also follow DTI-BDTP on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


Sunday, August 18, 2019


The 2019 edition of the annual National Trade Fair organized by the Department of Trade and Industry – Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (DTI-BDTP) is all set for August 22 to 25 at the Megatrade Halls of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City.



Savvy shoppers regard the National Trade Fair as a haven for the best and the latest. Here are 10 reasons why it continues to be a much-awaited event:

1. The Best Products from the Regions. There will be 250 exhibitors from all over the country offering products such as furniture and furnishings, houseware and decor, wearables and fashion accessories, gifts and souvenirs, as well as heirloom food, and health and wellness products.
         
2. Holiday Decor Pavilion. Jumpstart your Christmas design ideas by checking out the special setting of the Philippine Homestyle and Holiday Decor Association (PhilHHDA) for a sneak peek at the upcoming holiday trends, including holiday decor made of recycled or upcycled materials.

3. Living Green Pavilion. Discover green crafts developed by eco-conscious MSMEs in collaboration with the Design Center of the Philippines. The showcase features a one-of-a-kind design collaboration that champions materials indigenous to the country and pushes for efforts that are kinder to the planet.

4. The Green Pavilion. In search of organic, sustainable, eco-friendly, and yummy food? Indulge your taste buds at the display of the Association of Laguna Food Processors (ALAFOP) in partnership with DTI-Laguna.

5. Marawi Showcase. Help our internally displaced persons (IDPs) or ‘bakwits’ in their economic recovery by supporting their wares at this special section organized in cooperation with DTI Region 10.

6. Furniture and Furnishings Showcase. Looking to upgrade your home with a new statement piece crafted by Filipino artisans? Need a distinctive item to brighten up your space? Don’t miss out a stop at this special setting for the best in Filipino craftsmanship.

7. One Town, One Product (OTOP) Hub. Each region has its own specialty products. You don’t have to go home to the province to stock up on all the delicacies you miss from home.

8. Leather Crafting Workshop. Make your own belt, coin purse, wallet or bag. Or just support this
social enterprise involving persons with disabilities by buying some of their handcrafted leather goods.

9. Kapetirya. Another mainstay at the national trade fairs, the Coffee Pavilion brings the best of Philippine coffee blends to the metro.

10. Green Station. Contribute to the green initiative by bringing waste materials for recycling by our partner-beneficiaries. For your good deed, you get a free eco-bag courtesy of Monteverde Sewing Inc.

Here’s a list of what you can bring: (a) Five 1.5L soda bottles or one paper bag of assorted PET bottles for Envirotech Waste Recycling, Inc.; (b) One paper bag of soft plastics for the Villar SIPAG Foundation; (c) Magazines, newspapers, or telephone directory for Gifts and Graces Fair Trade Foundation; or (d) One Light Water Brand, 600ml PET bottle for Liter of Light Foundation. Don’t miss out on the 2019 National Trade Fair – A Green Fair, which will be open from 10AM to 9PM on August 22 to 25, 2019. Admission is free.

For more information, please contact the DTI-Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion at telephone numbers (02) 751-3223 and (02) 791 3102, or email bdtp@dti.gov.ph. You may also follow BDTP on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for regular updates.