Trade & Tourism Fair is one of CatFest highlights
posted 8-Nov-2018  ·  
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A SPECIAL SETTING. with DIY corner was among the attrac-tions at the Catandungan Trade and Tourism Fair at the capitol grounds during the 73rd Catanduanes foundation anniversary.

Participating micro, small and medium enterprises assisted by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) provincial office sold a variety of products at last week’s Catandungan Trade and Tourism Fair at the capitol grounds.

Held in celebration of the island’s 73rd founding anniversary, the fair was formally opened on Oct. 22, 2018, with the ribbon-cutting and blessing of booths graced by Gov. Joseph Cua, Vice Gov. Shirley Abundo, DTI Provincial Director Heginio Baldano, Provincial Tourism Officer Carmel Garcia, Provincial Board Members Rafael Zuñiega and Sonny Francisco, representatives of Virac police station, PIA Infocen Manager Edna Bagadiong and other distinguished guests.

The trade and tourism fair also featured selling booths of MSMEs that offered a variety of products including processed foods, wearables and homestyles, furnitures, ornamental plants, household necessities, and fresh agricultural products from different parts of Catanduanes. Open until Oct. 26, the fair also hosted representatives of institutional booths, special setting with DIY corner, 1st Consumer Info Fair and Diskwento Caravan.

The 1st ever Consumer Info Fair featured an exhibit where samples of certified versus uncertified products were displayed.  One of the main objectives of this info fair is to develop a critical mindset amongst consumers for them to be able to distinguish the safe products from the opposite. Flyers and information materials were also offered as reference for the public.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Also held in observance of the Consumer Welfare Month Celebration, the Diskwento Caravan benefited the public as two groceries in Catanduanes offered bundles and varieties of discounted goods to consumers and other walk-in buyers.

DISCOUNTED PRICES. kept the consuming public coming back to the Diskwento Caravan at the Catandungan Trade & Tourism Fair at the capitol grounds
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