DTI Region 8 with its Provincial Offices in Leyte, Biliran, Samar, Eastern Samar and Northern Samar has brought new and improved various local products to Robinsons North Tacloban. The Bahandi Eastern Viasyas Trade Fair is now on its penultimate leg this year with 54 participating producer-exhibitors.The Fair ran from November 4-7, 2021 where producers generated total sales of PHP 2,483,952.00 selling their food and wearable products.
New products include leather shoes, belts and bags made by balik-probinsya entrepreneurs who lost their business in Manila and had to go back to their hometown. Another entrepreneur who also went back to the province brought his katsa bags and printed native placemats.
DTI sees that trade fairs bring hope to the entrepreneurs who lost their businesses because of the pandemic and are now finding hope by participating in trade fairs where their products are reintroduced to the market.