THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
The Office of the Secretary (OSEC) provides full support and efficient coordination of information to the DTI Secretary and among the functional groups of the Department. Within the Office of the Secretary are the offices/units Internal Audit Service (IAS), Liaison Office for Legislative Affairs (LOLA), Legal Service (LS), Foreign Trade Services Corps (FTSC), and the Public Relations Unit (PRU).
Within the Office of the Secretary are the following Officials and their respective Offices:
Foreign Trade Service Corps (FTSC)
The Foreign Trade Service Corps (FTSC) is composed of Trade Representatives or Commercial Attaches representing the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in 28 Philippine Trade and Investment Centers (PTICs) across Europe, North America, and the Asia and the Pacific.
In accordance with the Executive Order No. 540, the FTSC works to advance the country’s trade and investment interests by providing credible information and nurturing relations among foreign and local investors and businesses by bringing down the physical and cultural borders of doing business across countries. FTSC facilitates in a wide support network of consulate offices, trade associations, special interest councils, and our government partners in the Philippines and various trading partners worldwide.”
Internal Audit Service (IAS)
Performs internal auditing of DTI systems and processes.
Legal Service (LS)
Provides legal support to the various DTI bureaus and agencies
Ana Carolina P. Sanchez
Undersecretary and Chief of Staff
Herminio C. Bagro III
Mary Jean T. Pacheco
Assistant Secretary, Digital Philippines and Department Legislative Liaison Officer Liaison Office for Legislative Affairs