The Department of Trade and Industry’s Design Center of the Philippines (DTI- DCP), together with the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), welcomes the participation of Bureau of Jail Management and Penology – National Capital Region (BJMP – NCR) at the October edition of the Design Week Philippines 2016 which runs from October 15 to 23, 2016 in Intramuros, Manila City.

Products made by internees of about 20 city jails around Metro Manila that are being exhibited and sold for the week-long celebration include bags, beaded purses, paper products, pot holders, doormats, pillow cases and the like. These products have undergone design intervention and assistance of DCP under its program dubbed as “Designer’s Monday.”

“Design is an important element for every product. And we hope to assist more Filipinos who want to improve their designs and introduce them emerging trends through DCP’s interventions,” said DTI Industry Promotion Group Undersecretary Nora K. Terrado.

According to DTI-DCP, BJMP’s participation in this year’s October edition of the Design Week Philippines will serve as an avenue to showcase creative output of the internees and as a sustainable activity to encourage entrepreneurship among them once they get out of the detainment.

“DCP is ready to assist entrepreneurs who would like to promote or even strengthen their product designs and creative output. For young and aspiring designers, even those who would like to start their businesses, we urge them to tap and link with us,” said DTI Industry Promotion Group Undersecretary Nora K. Terrado.

DCP serves as an attached agency of the DTI that is mandated to promote and strengthen Filipino design. Through different program initiatives, DCP aims to showcase more creative outputs in the future and to support more institutions and enterprises through design interventions and assistance programs.