The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through its Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (BDTP) is set to showcase various food and delicacies of the Philippines with 200 participating micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) during the SikatPinoy National Food Fair on 15-19 March at the Megatrade Halls 1-3, 5th floor, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

“The National Food Fair is one of the many avenues provided by the DTI to our local businesses in the regions to introduce their products to a broader domestic market. We hope to invite Filipinos to look for best Philippine food products at the fair and help promote our local produce,” said DTI Industry Promotion Group Undersecretary Nora K. Terrado.

Supported by the DTI Regional and Provincial Offices, the five-day National Food Fair will feature a wide array of food products and produce carefully selected from various regions and provinces of the Philippines. Products that are up for sale include fresh produce, processed food products, and regional food delicacies.

“Every year, we aim to showcase upgraded products that the Philippines can boast of not just in the domestic market, but also in the global market. This year, through our thorough screening process, we would like to introduce more outstanding products from our trade exhibitors,” said BDTP Director Rhodora Leaño.

Aside from the buying public, members of various trade associations and retail & wholesale institutional buyers seeking subcontractors & suppliers of intermediate and finished products are expected to attend and visit the said trade fair.

Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair is conducted annually by the DTI-BDTP as a means of promoting Philippine products at the domestic level. It also recently held the Sikat Pinoy National Arts and Crafts Fair which promoted the indigenous products of the Philippines and world-class talents of Filipino artisans.