Contributed by Teresita E. Magtanong, DTI-Bataan
BALANGA CITY, Bataan – A total of 13 food and non-food manufactures from the province of Bataan joined the19th Likha ng Central ng Luzon Trade Fair organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Region 3 at SM Megatrade Hall, Mandaluyong City held from October 11-15.
For food, the enterprises that bannered Bataan were Amanda’s Marine Products (processed fish), Beakris House of Goodies (polvoron and chips), BARB MPCI (veggie noodles), Montey’s Food Products (buko pies), Bagakeño Cashew Nuts (cashew products), and Five Brothers Bakery (veggie breads).
For non-food, these were Khalima Handicrafts and Souvenirs (gift items), M&M Scale Industry Manufacturing (lasa brooms), Orient Sports Gear (bags), Denneth’s Slider and Footwear Accessories, Argaz Wood Mosaic, Jargoons Manufacturing (handpainted jars), and Dandomia Crafts (handpainted pillows).
The trade fair has been serving as an avenue for micro-entrepreneurs to promote their own, crafted products and to meet fresh buyers here and abroad.
These exhibitors from Bataan have already attended various trade-related seminars under DTI’s SME Roving Academy program that helped them on product development.
A total of 150 small and micro-entrepreneurs from the provinces of Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac and Zambales participated in the annual trade fair.
Likha ng Central Luzon Trade Fair is a yearly event of DTI-Region 3 that has proven to be an effective venue to promote the products of the region to institutional buyers and exporters based in Metro Manila. It has become one of the much awaited trade events in Manila because of the distinctive and quality products the region offers.