The DTI Aklan Provincial Office is setting up a product showcase during the re-opening of the country’s premier tourist destination, Boracay Island, in Malay, Aklan on Friday, 26 October 2018
No less than 20 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from Boracay Island and Kalibo will display their products highlighting the assistance provided by the DTI on branding, packaging and labeling, among others.
DTI VI Regional Director Rebecca M. Rascon said that this activity will further MSMEs market reach, regain lost opportunities during the island’s closure, and will serve as gateway to the world, as domestic and foreign tourists are expected to once again flock in the island.
The product display will be at the Cagban Port and at the City Mall Boracay.
Further, the DTI will be distributing starter kits to displaced workers affected by the temporary closure of the island. These beneficiaries are those MSMEs who underwent training and assistance from the DTI Aklan Provincial Office though the Negsoyo Center in Boracay.
About P2.3 million worth of starter kits under the Livelihood Seeding Program will be given to some 200 beneficiaries that includes equipment and ingredients for siomai making, puto pau making, silkscreen printing, soap making, and waste recycling, among others.
DTI Undersecretary Zenaida Cuison-Maglaya representing Secretary Ramon M. Lopez will join the other key officials of agencies responsible for the Boracay Island rehabilitation during the opening ceremonies.♦
Date of release; 25 October 2018