CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Some of the renowned products from Central Luzon were showcased at the venue of Southeast Asian (SEA) Games at the New Clark City in Tarlac province.
At least 80 micro, small, and medium enterprises from the seven provinces of the region displayed their world class products at the event for local and international athletes, delegates, and spectators to see.
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) undersecretary Blesila Lantayona and Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) vice president Arrey Perez led the formal opening and ribbon cutting ceremonies of the “Likha ng Central Luzon goes to the SEA Games” trade fair where the products are featured.
During the opening program, Lantayona said that the games are the most opportune time to showcase our local products to the world as the Likha brand of the products of Central Luzon has already been carried locally and internationally.
Perez, for his part, said that BCDA will continue to support the initiatives of government agencies like DTI, especially those that will benefit local entrepreneurs.
DTI Central Luzon Director Judith P. Angeles, meanwhile, said that the display of local products for sale at the games primarily cater to foreign and local athletes, as well as sports officials and spectators.
She added that the trade fair features quality products like bags, wallets and accessories, household display items such as miniature kitchen wares and souvenir items.
In coordination with the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, the fair also includes display products produced by Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDLs). Food items in the Likha trade fair include marine based products, chili pastes, peanut butter and cashew nuts, delicacies and handicrafts.
The trade fair at the SEA games will run up to the last day of the athletic meet on December 11, 2019. Trade fair participants expressed their excitement in showcasing their products and hoped that foreign participants will continue to buy and bring their products abroad.