TABUK CITY, Kalinga – To help all women entrepreneurs in the city recover from their business losses during the height of the pandemic, the Society of Women in Action of Tabuk City (SWATC) in coordination with the CLGU, DTI, and CKAPI initiated the launching of the Summer Bazaar Trade Fair situated in front of the Tabuk City Hall.
A variety of local products are being showcased including weaving, wood crafts, local pastries, clothing, various street foods, Kalinga wines, accessories and garden plants.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony marks the opening of the trade fair and the public is encouraged to support the efforts of our Tabuk women entrepreneurs in the patronage of our local products.
The trade fair will run during the course of the women’s month celebration until March 31 of this year.
What do the organizers, officials, and members have to say?
“We have to move fast on the ROAD TO RECOVERY- thus the launching of this summer bazaar, initiated by SWATC with the approval of our City Mayor and in coordination with the Department of Trade and Industry,” SWATC President Salud Lammawin remarked.
She also expressed her gratitude to Mayor Estrañero for approving the free Special Business Permit that allowed exhibitors to sell their goods free of charge.
Meanwhile, DTI Provincial Director Renie Ramos expressed his support by saying “This event is very timely as we recover from the effects of the pandemic which slow down our economy, this is a much-awaited event to our local micro-entrepreneurs. We at DTI continuously support our local entrepreneurs with our different programs”.
In addition, Acting Vice Mayor Zoraida Mia Wacnang also expressed her commendation to the organizers of the event, and said, ” This will encourage women entrepreneurs to continue on with their businesses, and that CLGU is always doing its best to provide livelihood support in helping our women rely on their industry and hard work in order to uplift their social-economic status”.
On behalf of the city Mayor, Executive Assistant Henry Gupaal congratulates SWATC and all participants in making this laudable event successful.
To all tabukeños looking for products to buy, head yourself to the Summer Bazaar in front of the City Hall Building. By Ruth Cupang
Photo by Fujiyo Sakai