TACLOBAN CITY- In its quest to promote Tacloban as a major producer of products made of local materials, the city government led by Mayor Cristina Romualdez joined this year’s Bahandi Festival.
The festival was held at SM Megamall last October 5-9.
The Department Trade & Industry -8 (DTI)-led yearly event provides a venue to promote and market locally produced product and its tourism destination for domestic and global buyer clients.
This year’s theme is: Promoting pride, Inspiring Innovation, Celebrating Change.
Tacloban took pride in building back after it was badly hit by supertyphoon ‘Yolanda’ in 2013.
Through the able leadership of Mayor Cristina, the resilient city of Tacloban and gateway of Eastern Visayas, stood up to promote it as a clean, green & resilient city that has several fine products to offer made from indigenous materials.
Also showcased by the local producers from Tacloban who joined the Bahandi Festival were delicacies, fashion native accessories, food items, gift decors, handicraft furniture and furnishings.
The various tourist destinations and landmarks of Tacloban were also showcased during the 5-day event. (GAY B.GASPAY, TIM CANES, TISAT)