By Alithea De Jesus
Independence Day becomes more meaningful when the ‘Bayanihan Spirit’ reigns. With this, the Department of Trade and Industry-Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (DTI-BDTP) partners with Carmelray Industrial Park for the first Bagsakan outside NCR this year. Previously, the Bagsakan Special Project started as an initiative at the onset of the pandemic to sell fresh fruits from the postponed National Food Fair, ensure the continuous supply of food to NCR, and help restore the livelihoods of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). The DTI-BDTP and DTI Region 2 in partnership with Mayani, an online platform for ordering fresh produce and other local products at low prices, have been supporting 600 farmers across Luzon.
On June 10-12. from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., at The Junction, Wisdom Avenue corner Knowledge Avenue, Carmelray Industrial Park 1 in Calamba, Laguna, fresh produce and other products will be available for pick-up and walk-in purchases from farmers and MSMEs of Regions 2, 3, 4A and NCR.
Resellers around the area can also take advantage of getting high quality products at low prices or connecting with the exhibitors to continue sourcing products.
Chop suey baskets for as low as Fifty Pesos (PHP50.00) will be available along with other fresh produce from Cagayan Valley and will be delivered to the customers’ homes or to The Junction on June 11, 2021. Pre-orders can be placed until June 9, 12 noon. Visit https://cutt.ly/BAGSAKAN to browse and pre-order the produce.
Get prawns, shrimps, crabs, and other seafood products from Gloria’s Delicacies. Pangalatok’s Enterprises will be selling Alaminos Longganisa, tapa, and different preparations of bangus. Enjoy different kinds of tinapa, sardines, and try the taro ice cream from Amanda’s Marine Products. Beakris House of Goodies, Magpoc’s Araro Cookies, Ruthy’s Food Products, Terio’s Food Products, Willy’s Cashew, will all be selling different kinds of snacks, nuts, chips, and cookies. Spices, corndogs, milk, and many more food items produced by the Blue Macay Food Manufacturing Corp. will be on sale.
The Bagsakan has evolved to help MSMEs selling non-food products as well. Moonlight Handicrafts, customizes different crafts for gifts or company giveaways will be selling ready made products such as face masks and bags made from hopsack, buri, and canvass. Facemasks from Handcrafted by Harl’s made from leather with an insert for a surgical mask makes a perfect fashion statement.
Kitchen rugs, pot holders, and different sizes of rugs will be sold by Tess Enterprise. A range of skin care and sanitation products from Diana Stalder by Dermaline Inc. will also be available.
To see the collection of products to be sold, visit the DTI-BDTP Facebook Page through this link: https://facebook.com/DTI.BDTP
The Bagsakan is a project of the DTI_BDTP. To be updated on their other initiatives, follow their social media accounts: @DTI.BDTP on Facebook and Instagram, and @DTI_BDTP on Twitter.