REGION 10 — Eight One Town, One Product Philippines (OTOP) hubs in Northern Mindanao were granted with a point-of-sale (POS) terminal worth P25,000 each by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region 10 last February 22, 2023.

OTOP Hub is a one-stop shop that offers a general outlet for quality OTOP products. The strategically located hubs also act as “pasalubong centers” showcasing the locally-rooted products that carries the culture and tradition of a particular place. Its establishment is one of the most impactful interventions under the OTOP program of DTI.

Through the provincial offices, DTI-10 have exerted efforts to maintain the hubs while ensuring the smooth flow of its operations through constant monitoring. Its latest meaningful intervention was the turnover of POS to help the OTOP hubs innovate their operations and ease their business management on sales recording and monitoring, bookkeeping, and inventory.

Aside from the turnover, the cooperators of the OTOP hubs also underwent a briefing and orientation from KaHero, supplier of the POS, on how to operate the system.

The eight OTOP hubs assisted were OTOP Malaybalay and OTOP Valencia in Bukidnon; OTOP Iligan and OTOP Tubod in Lanao del Norte; and OTOP Ginama, OTOP Kuyamis, OTOP Claveria, and Lunâ by Oro Creatives in Misamis Oriental.♦

Date of Release: 27 February 2023