Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) joined the Producer to Consumer Trade at the Quezon City Hall through the “Pinak Best Products” booth set up by the Small Medium Enterprise (SME) Office.
The trade show ran from August 30-31, a result of the partnership between Provincial Governor Imee R. Marcos and Quezon City Mayor Herbert M.Bautista.
The “Pinak Best Products”, Producer-to-Consumer trade was already a monthly activity, since January this year, as Governor Marcos and Mayor Bautista had signed the Memoandum of Agreement regarding the trade show.
According to Mr. Edison Natividad, head of the Provincial Small and Medium Enterprises Office, sales were fast-moving in every activity since the opening of the trade show this year.
“The trade show has become a monthly success; many micro entrepreneurs from the province have shown interest in joining the event in Quezon City. Because some of the original entrepreneurs gather their monthly sales in just two days in Quezon City” Natividad added.
The province is also showcasing inabel hand-maid products and authentic Ilocano delicacies such as bagnet, longganisa, miki noodles and Ilocos empanada, boosting both tourism and small and medium-sized enterprises in Ilocos Norte.
In 2015, Governor Marcos assured in her State of the Province Address (SOPA), the continuing support of PGIN to local producers, already proposing to join the trade show in Quezon City.
“Itaguyod ang produktong sinauna… magtinda na tayo sa iba’t-ibang bagsakan, at magbukas tayo ng Ilocos Store sa Quezon City Hall. Siak ti Manang Tindera! Happy to serve!” (Ako ang Manang Tindera!). Glenn T. Batuyong, PGIN-CMO