Tacloban City had its first OTOP Store opened on Jan.10. Tourism officer Ma. Lumen Tabao(center), representing City Mayor Cristina Romualdez, led in the opening of said facility which aims to help local producers sell their products. Also in photo is DTI provincial director Desiderio Belas(standing).
(D. Abarquez/CIO)

TACLOBAN CITY- the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), in partnership with the city government through Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez, launched the first OTOP (One Town, One Product) Store in Tacloban City on Thursday (January 10).
On behalf of Mayor Romualdez, OIC Tourism Officer Ma. Lumen Tabao graced the launching at the lobby of the Kanhuraw Business Center along with DTI Leyte Provincial Director Desiderio Belas.
The OTOP Store sells an array of local goods from Team Coop Producers – a Tacloban-based Cooperative being supported by the local government unit of Tacloban and the DTI Negosyo Center.
The program provides the platform for Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to develop their branding, Packaging & labeling skills and effectively market their products. (CIO)