Friday, July 5, 2019
OTOP HUB OPENS IN DTI MAIN BUILDING, OFFERS 600 PRODUCTS FROM 110 MSMEs
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) launched its One Town One Product (OTOP) Philippines Hub at the DTI Main Building in Makati with a Blessing and Buyer’s day on 4 July 2019.
The store features 600 products from 110 local enterprises, mostly processed food, drinks, bags, and handicrafts. These products are developed from the micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) under DTI’s OTOP Program.
DTI Secretry Ramon Lopez said that to fulfill the vision of President Rodrigo Duterte of better and more comfortable lives for the Filipino people, DTI continues to push for programs that aim to raise MSMEs from the grassroots to the national and international markets, creating more jobs and sharing the prosperity for all.
Buyers from major retailers like Duty Free, Robinson’s, SM, and Waltermart were present at the event to look for products for their stores.
The DTI Main OTOP Hub is open from Monday to Friday, 10:00 am to 6:30 pm and is managed by the Association of Laguna Food Processors (ALAFOP).
In the photo are (from L to R) DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez, Duty Free Philippines Chief Operating Officer Vicente Angala, DTI Assistant Secretaries Demphna Du-Naga and Blesila Lantayona, ALAFOP Chairman and President Clarke Nebrao, and Leon Flores of the Regional Operations Group.