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Friday, April 26, 2019


‘Buy Caraga by Caraga’ trade fair, exhibit to open May 15

By Venus L. Garcia

BUTUAN CITY, April 26 (PIA) - In line with this year's Balangay Festival, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Caraga, Gifts Decors and Housewares Entrepreneurs Caraga Inc. (GDH) and One Town, One Product (OTOP) will once again launch a regional trade fair and exhibit dubbed "Buy Caraga By Caraga: Balangay Edition."

It will run from May 15 to 19, 2019 at the Atrium, Robinsons Place Butuan. This annual trade fair and exhibit will showcase the handicrafts, wearables, beverage, fresh and processed foods, and other region’s best products.

According to DTI Caraga regional director Brielgo Pagaran, it provides a bigger and better platform for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in promoting the locally produced town favorites.

As part of the event, the mall, hotel and restaurant representatives and owners will also converge in a market matching activity wherein the local suppliers will be meeting them and agreed in terms on the possible products they can offer. This gives a chance for the local producers to regularly supply the clients with their quality products.

The organizers are inviting the public to visit the trade fair and choose from a variety of food and non-food items created by local entrepreneurs coming from different areas in the region.

Pagaran is also encouraging the consumers to support the homegrown businesses to sustain the growth of the local economy.

“Join us this summer and experience a more exciting way of discovering the authentic creations of our local producers. Support the local entrepreneurs the take pride of the products manufactured in Caraga region,” added Pagaran. (VLG/PIA-Caraga)

DTI Agusan Norte sets Balik Eskwela Diskwento caravan

By Nora L. Molde

BUTUAN CITY, April 26 (PIA) – With the aim to provide access to consumers basic and prime commodities and other selected school supplies at discounted prices, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Agusan del Norte in cooperation with the city government of Butuan will hold a Diskwento Caravan on May 30 to 31, 2019 at the city hall lobby here.

According to DTI Agusan del Norte Provincial Director Brenda Corvera, the Diskwento Caravan is a Balik Eskwela Edition where prices of the basic and prime commodities and selected school supplies are reduced at 10 to 40 percent from the regular prices.

During the two days caravan, different products offered for sale by the invited wholesalers, distributors and retailers will include among others selected groceries, canned goods, detergent soap, food products, bread, school supplies, bags, and many more, said Corvera.

Corvera invites everyone to take the opportunity by buying their grocery and school supplies needs in the two-day caravan to avail of the huge price discounts.

“Big savings await every customer when buying their commodities at the caravan,” Corvera added. (NCLM/DTI Agusan del Norte/PIA Agusan del Norte)