As travel and tourism go perfectly with this year’s summer season, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is bringing unique products from across the country closer to tourists through the special Bagsakan sa Intramuros on March 25 to April 2 at the Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila City. In time with the grand launch of the DTI’s latest Go Lokal! Store x Manila Canvas at the walled city of Intramuros, Asia’s Leading Tourist Attraction in 2022, the Bagsakan will feature 30 enterprises and their local products from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Organized by the DTI Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (BDTP) in coordination with the DTI-Regional Operations Group and in partnership with the Intramuros Administration and Manila Canvas, the week-long event will feature the unique Filipino products from CAR, Region 2, 3, 4A, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, BARMM, and the NCR for foreign and local tourists to enjoy.
Available for sale are regional delicacies; premium Philippine wines and healthy beverages; Filipino snacks, cookies and pastries; traditional and modern apparel using indigenous textiles; fashion accessories; handicrafts and wooden items; home decors, gifts, and souvenir items; and a full range of personal care and wellness products.
In celebration of the grand opening of the DTI Go Lokal! Store x Manila Canvas on March 27, tourists, buyers and students are invited to join exciting activities free of charge:
- March 30 – Struggles and Success: Let’s Talk Business! with speakers, Aloy Chua, CEO & Founder of Roots Collective; Wado Tan Siman, owner of Wadoughs Cake Studio; and Khaz Raza, Climate Change DRR Expert
- March 31 – Store Tour of Manila Canvas for invited Tour Operators and Tour Guides
- April 1 – Workshop: Pottery Making by Ili Likhaan
- April 2 – Heritage: Forum and Guided Tour with Tranvia by Benjamin Canapi
The Go Lokal! Store is a one-stop-shop for the best locally made products that truly capture the essence of the Philippines. The Go Lokal! Store and the Bagsakan events are great opportunities to support Filipino businesses and artisans while immersing yourself in the rich culture and traditions of the Philippines. Tourists and resellers can directly buy from the manufacturers and place bulk orders for scheduled delivery.
The Bagsakan exhibitors are: Kenro Boutique, Four H Handicraft, Alion Kapit Bisig SEA-K Association, Amanda’s Marine Products, Beakris House of Goodies, Gloria’s Delicacies, Magpoc’s Araro Cookies, Ruthy’s Food Products, Terio’s Food Products, Tess Enterprise, Willy’s Cashew Nuts, Diana Stalder, Harito Food Products, JMU Belt Collection, Let Eat Go, Philia, Switsis Food Products, Sweetstyle Beadworks, Luckygemsbiz and General Merchandise, Cerra Furniture, La Herminia Pina Woven Products, JER Shellcraft. Ma. Delza’s Native Products, Angie’s Yakan, Kyla Amazing Soybeans, Marc Daniel’s Food Products, Moonlight Handicrafts, Philippine Craft Distillers Inc., Sanja’s Enterprises, YZHNY Food Products, and Tingting Handicrafts.
For more updates on upcoming Bagsakan activities, national fairs, and programs for MSMEs, join the DTI-BDTP Community on Viber and follow us on our official social media accounts at: Facebook (@DTI.BDTP); Instagram (@dti.bdtp); Twitter (@dti_bdtp); Tiktok (@dti.bdtp); and YouTube. For inquiries, you may also email BDTP Director Marievic M. Bonoan at firstname.lastname@example.org.