Duty Free and DTI Launch “Special Bagsakan” for OFWs
State owned Duty Free Philippines Corporation (DFPC) in coordination with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recently launched the Fiesta Corner featuring DTI’s Bagsakan Program at Duty Fiestamall store. This joint venture aims to welcome “balikbayans”, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and foreign guests with an exciting array of special delicacies, handicrafts and other native products from the country’s various regions.
“The Duty free stores have been carrying local goods as part of our ‘reverse pasalubong’ program wherein Filipino travelers and foreign tourists are enticed to bring these products back to their countries of origin… and thru the Fiesta corner (DFPC has) further expanded this opportunity so more local micro, small, and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs) can penetrate the international market and showcase their unique, innovative and world class products..” DFPC Chief Operating Officer Vicente Angala said during the ribbon cutting ceremony.
The launch was attended by DTI Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotions Director Marievic Bonoan who expressed her gratitude to DFPC for the partnership since 2017 thru the Go Lokal Program as well as for this opportunity given to the MSMEs to earn a living. Director Bonoan also said that Duty Free Philippines has been proven to be a great platform to promote local products.
This Special Bagsakan for OFWs at the Fiesta Corner, Fiestamall Ground Floor of Duty Free Philippines Fiesta Mall in Parañaque City will be open until Dec. 30, 2022.