TACLOBAN, CITY – The regional office of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has concluded its four-day trade fair as part of its observance of the Women’s Month.
The March 16 to 19 trade fair was held at the Robinsons Marasbaras and was participated by 49 micro, small, and medium enterprises(SMEs), all owned by women.
In her welcome message, DTI Regional Director Celerina Bato gave emphasis on their accomplishments on helping women entrepreneurs by establishing eight OTOP (One Town, One Product) hubs and inviting the 49 women behind the SMEs who joined the trade fair.
“We [DTI] caters both men and women in the delivery of various programs and services because we envision prosperity for all. I encourage everyone that during this women’s month celebration, let us all be reminded that realizing equal rights for women and men is a step closer to a better community”, Bato added.
Meanwhile, Maria Cañete, an exhibitor from Naval, Biliran, said that it was an opportunity for them to introduce and sell their products on a wider market which helps their business to survive.
“Kaupay gud Han naupod kami han DTI kay na known kami nga suman from Naval, nakaintroduce kami ha iba-iba nga kustomer ha mga lugar nga amon nakakadtuan”, Cañete said.
(MARCO JEMSBOY ARCENA, LNU Student Intern)