SME product showcase set November 10-16
by T. Villavert
Iloilo City (5 November) -- Hand-woven fabrics, fashion accessories, home decors, gift items, furniture and furnishings, and ornamental plants will be showcased at the Event Center, SM City Iloilo on November 10-16, 2008.
Provincial Director Diosdado P. Cadena, Jr. of the Department of Trade and Industry-Aklan said the activity is Sixth Aklan Product Showcase.
"This is a joint project of the Hugod Aklanon Producers Association, Inc. and the DTI, in coordination with the Aklan provincial government.
Cadena said that during the said event, distinctively Aklan meat products and delicacies will also be exhibited together with the products of selected beneficiaries of the One-Town-One-Product (OTOP) Program and Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.
OTOP is one of the priority programs of President Arroyo to promote entrepreneurship and create jobs in the countryside.
OTOP encourages the Micro, Small and Medium Enterproses (MSMEs) to produce and market distinct products or services using indigenous raw materials and local skills of every municipality or city.
The opening of the program on November 10 will start at 2:00 o'clock in the afternoon.(PIA) [top]