Women micro, small and medium entrepreneurs generated a total sales of P62,355.50 during the three-day Iloilo Weekend Tienda at the Atria Park District on March 10-12, 2017, with its world-renowned fresh Guimaras mangoes being the best-seller.

Guimaras MSMEs who participated were Guimaras Wonders Farm (comprising of Boboy’s Delicacies, Mc Nester, De Real, GuimaNuts, and G&G Foods), Daday’s Cashew Nuts, Avila Farmers Association, as well as TPAS Agrarian Cooperative.

The Iloilo Weekend Tienda is eyed as a monthly event aimed to provide farmers with an upscale location to display their products. It is also a venue for fresh market produce to be sold, as well as for new products to be introduced in the market.

The event was organized by the Regional Development Council, in cooperation with Taytay sa Kauswagan, Inc., Youth First Initiative and Atria Park District, with the assistance from the National Economic Development Administration, DTI and various government agencies.

The DTI-Guimaras Provincial Office plans to organize more trade promotion events this year.