CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan – Various quality products of Central Luzon not only gained popularity but also earned a whopping P1,026,214 worth of goods at the “Tatak Singkaban ng Central Luzon” trade fair since its opening last September 13, 2017 in front of the Gat Blas Ople Building, Capitol Compound in this city.
Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said the exhibit has a big part in the promotion of the micro and small enterprises (MSEs).
He said at least ninety-six exhibitors from seven provinces in the region namely Aurora (Siempre Aurora); Bataan (Galing Bataan); Bulacan (Tatak Bulakenyo); Nueva Ecija(Taas Noo Novo Ecijano); Pampanga (Vida Pampanga); Tarlac (Natural Tarlac); and Zambales (Zambales’ Finest) showcased their products in the said exhibit, which will run until September 20, 2017.
Alvarado said that according to the Provincial Cooperative and Enterprise Development Office, among the products on display are bags, footwear, gifts and holiday decors, fashion accessories, apparel, home products, personal care products, novelty products and procecssed foods.
“Ang Pamahalaang Panlalawigan ng Bulacan ay laging handang sumuporta sa ating mga SMEs kung kaya naman sa pamamagitan ng mga gawaing tulad nito, hangad natin na patuloy pang umunlad at maging matatag ang mga maliliit na negosyo sa lalawigan,” the governor said.
Meanwhile, Undersecretary Evelyn Laviña of the Department of Agriculture and Director Judith Angeles of the Department of Trade and Industry-Region 3 graced the opening day of the joint program of “Tatak Singkaban ng Central Luzon” at “Bahay Kubo, Bahay Gulay” last September 13.
Among the favourite booth at the trade fair is the ”angel food products” of the Malonzo Foods, manufacturer of the popular snack called “Aparon”.
Nina Malonzo, owner of Malonzo Foods and one of recipient of the “Food Champion” award during the recently concluded Bulacan Food Exchange, thanked the provincial government of Bulacan and the Department of Trade and Industry, for helping small enterprises like them grow big. —EMIL G. GAMOS