DTI SikatPinoy National Handicrafts Fair

DTI SikatPinoy Nat’l Handicrafts Fair features items by Filipinos SMEs, APEC member-economies

 

DTI SikatPinoy National Handicrafts Fair
DTI SikatPinoy National Handicrafts Fair representatives wearing native clothing from different countries of APEC including Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, etc. (James T. Austria)

Indoor and outdoor furniture and handicraft items are highlighted in the recent opening of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) SikatPinoy National Handicrafts Fair on Wednesday (May 6) at the Megatrade Halls in SM Megamall.

Products made by Filipino small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are showcased together with those of the APEC member-economies. The Filipino exhibitors came from 16 regions that have been carefully selected among over a hundred participants.

DTI SikatPinoy National Handicrafts Fair
Products featured in the Handicrafts Fair, made of indigenous materials such as abaca, bamboo, coconut, and shells. (James T. Austria)

With the theme “Piling-Piling Produktong Pilipino” and also in relation to the country’s hosting of the annual APEC meeting, the fair was formally opened with a ribbon cutting with the assistance of the APEC ambassadors from Thailand, Indonesia, Peru, Malaysia, and Taiwan.

DTI SikatPinoy National Handicrafts Fair
Ribbon cutting ceremony with the APEC member-economies ambassadors and representatives (James T. Austria)

In addition, the visitors are entertained with an ‘unusual yet reliving’ performance from the group “Kontra-GaPi” which stands for Kontemporaryong Gamelan Pilipino; the resident ethnic music and dance ensemble from the College of Arts and Letters in the University of the Philippines (UP).

DTI SikatPinoy National Handicrafts Fair
Kontra-GaPi performing ethnic tunes using native musical instruments (James T. Austria)

With the said event, DTI aims to help Filipino SMEs in giving them opportunity to increase their market exposure hence introducing them to individual consumers and institutional and potential buyers in the national domestic market.

DTI SikatPinoy National Handicrafts Fair
Handicraft made from bamboo shaped like a helicopter (James T. Austria)

DTI SikatPinoy National Handicrafts Fair showcased until May 10 at the same venue: Megatrade Halls, SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City.

DTI National Handicrafts Fair
Products featured in the Handicrafts Fair, made of indigenous materials such as abaca, bamboo, coconut, and shells. (James T. Austria)
DTI SikatPinoy National Handicrafts Fair
Products featured in the Handicrafts Fair, made of indigenous materials such as abaca, bamboo, coconut, and shells. (James T. Austria)

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Hello, Hi, Mabuhay! I'm James T. Austria, a college student at State University, Bachelor of Arts major in Journalism. I'm 19 years young and I write a lot. I am currently writing as an intern for Juan Manila Express. I believe that writing is a profession, not a job. FB/Twitter/InstaG/WeChat: JamesTAustria

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