DTI assists MSMEs and Zambales Mango Growers in 6th Bagsakan

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through its Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (BDTP) in coordination with the DTI-Region III and its Provincial Offices held its 6th Bagsakan on 7 May at the DTI Head Office Parking Area. The Bagsakan sold out 2.48 tons of Zambales mangoes, 700 kilograms of watermelon, 45 trays of salted eggs, export quality young corn and okra, and a variety of Filipino delicacies. The event generated PhP 399,920 total sales.

Through the Bagsakan, the BDTP assisted Zambales Mango Growers, Zambales Women’s Unity Multi-Purpose Cooperative, and MSMEs from Bataan, Bulacan, Pangasinan, Tarlac, and Camarines Sur bring pre-ordered food products closer to consumers for pick up while observing social distancing. The MSMEs who participated were Amanda’s Marine Products, Beakris House of Goodies, Gloria’s Delicacies, Gracielo’s Cashew Products, Magpoc’s Araro Cookies, Joyful Garden Farm Organic Farmers Association, Inc., Mama Cili Bangus Sardines, Greenstar Produce Philippines, and Larry’s Honey.

The BDTP’s Bagsakan project was aimed at ensuring the availability of goods especially food supplies for the public during the period of enhanced community quarantine in adherence to the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act” and relevant issuances. Through the project and social media accounts more MSMEs, local farmers and fruit growers will showcase their products. The event was marketed online and orders from the public were taken before the event.

The next Bagsakan is set on 14 May, Thursday at the DTI Head Office selling another batch of Zambales mangoes, watermelon, salted eggs, bangus and fish products, Filipino chips and snacks, high-quality rice, vegetables, honey and more. Watch out for the upcoming Bagsakan of Guimaras Mangoes on 19 May, Tuesday. Follow DTI-BDTP on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube to get the latest news and updates. ♦

Date of Release: 11 May 2020