fair nets P400k
November 7, 2018
MAKATI CITY – The
DTI Aklan Provincial Office launched the “Bagong Buhay Boracay
Product Showcase” at the City Mall Boracay in time for the soft
opening of Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan on October 26, 2018.
A total of 49 exhibitors
participated in the product showcase.
The exhibit featured the
products made by micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and
workers affected by the Boracay Island rehabilitation. Alongside,
local artisans had the chance to showcase their artistic skills
during the event.
The three-day product
showcase, which opened on October 26 until 28, generated a total
sales amounting to P411,956.00, of which P111,956 was in cash sales
and P300,000 was in booked orders.
Moreover, DTI Aklan
likewise distributed starter kits for displaced workers of Boracay
Island under its Livelihood Seeding Program. And, a mini exhibit
featuring Boracay Island and Aklan products was held at Cagban Port.
DTI Undersecretary for
Regional Operations Group Zenaida Cuison-Maglaya and DTI VI Regional
Director Rebecca M. Rascon graced the activity together with the
MSMEs, DTI staff, and guests.
A ceremonial distribution
of starter kits to an initial of 41 beneficiaries was conducted
after the opening program of product showcase. A total of 225
beneficiaries will be given starter kits for siomai making, puto pao
making, screen printing, sewing, paper beads making, soap making,
candle making, handmade paper making, and for crochet and hand
This activity is under the
DTI’s Livelihood Seeding Program for Displayed Workers in Boracay as
the agency’s support to the government’s rehabilitation efforts in
bringing back to normal the business activities in the island.
Undersecretary Maglaya and
Director Rascon were hopeful that the starter kits extended to the
beneficiaries will serve as a catalyst in bringing more
opportunities and vibrant economic activities in the island.
“When one door closes, a
window opens”, said Usec. Maglaya as she encourages the recipients
to remain steadfast in all adversities and to make use of this
opportunity to grow.
The top officials both
expressed their appreciation for the efforts of the DTI-Aklan team
headed by OIC Provincial Director Ma. Carmen I. Iturralde, together
with the cooperation of the stakeholders and partners.