Tuesday, December 12, 2017

SUPPORTING ONE TOWN, ONE PRODUCT AT SIKAT PINOY TRADE FAIR



I have to admit... I have a NEW addiction!  Going to trade fairs have become a favorite hobby of mine this 2017.  I just LOVE mingling with Filipino craftsmen and entrepreneurs -- chatting with them why their products are different and worth buying. Seeing all those ingenuity and creativity has made me very happy!  



I only visited four trade fairs this year... but I promise to visit and cover more next year! Sobrang nakaka-proud ang gawang Pinoy!

SIKAT PINOY 


Filipino entrepreneurs eagerly await the staging of the National Domestic Trade Fairs every year, as this serves as a venue where they can showcase their products and expand their market presence. The national domestic trade fairs constitute a major component of the services offered by the Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Domestic Trade (DTI-BDT), which is mandated to develop, strengthen and promote the domestic market for MSMEs. 





To further strengthen their marketing impact, the national domestic trade fairs are being launched under the “Sikat Pinoy” brand. The logo design aims to project the Filipino as an achiever. The letter “I” in both “Sikat” and “Pinoy” forms one line moving upward, to signifiy determination and striving for excellence. The letter “O” in “Pinoy” is a solid yellow circle, suggesting the radiance of the sun to signify optimism and hope for a brighter future.



MRS.WISE EXPERIENCE AT SIKAT PINOY DECEMBER 2017

December is a perfect timing to stage Sikat Pinoy because it is an alternative shopping place for people looking for interesting gifts to give.  From food, to fashion accessories and clothes -- there is something for everyone in Sikat Pinoy.  And you will definitely feel good connecting with Pinoy entrepreneurs, oh well I did!  My husband chatted with fellow Ibanag and he enjoyed it!  





What caught our fancy?  I will show in photos!

1.  THE GIFT OF HEALTH



2. FASHIONABLY LOCAL  (bought some local bamboo products)








3.  BECAUSE I AM A TURMERIC GROWER, I WILL TRY THIS AT HOME





4.  KAPE LOVERS  (yes pakyaw mode)











 
5.  HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE WITH BANIG







6. SUPPORTING BACKYARD BUSINESS   (we bought the santol chutney!  yum!)








7.  SNAKE SKIN PRODUCTS... ANYONE?






8.  HAND PAINTED FANS ARE COOL






9.  NANAY CHOLENG's MURON   (Because I simply love my suman)








10.  AND MY MOST FAVORITE DISCOVERY --- DAVAO DEATH SAUCE!  (Not because I am a big fan of anghang -- actually sorry but I am allergic to anything spicy!  But basing on the reactions of the people who sampled on DDS, it was really HOT!  I bought the pepper varieties at ten pesos a piece, because I am more interested in propagating it!  Crossing my fingers it will thrive!




CAUTION:  it can be extremely hot to handle!





OTOP:  ONE TOWN, ONE PRODUCT

When you support OTOP, you support the drive, vision and dreams of micro, small and medium enterprises in specific localities and communities.

Know the story behind and meet the people behind your OTOP finds;  I did!  And It made shopping a much better experience!