Moved by the determination of our assisted micro-entrepreneurs and the readily available opportunity for a wider market reach through technology, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region 8 launched its first BAHANDI Eastern Visayas Virtual Trade Fair. 

The Trade Fair ran from 16-20 November 2020 which was participated by 104 micro-entrepreneurs across the region. These entrepreneurs showcased their products remotely using online platforms such as Zoom and Facebook. The products were also posted online as DTI sees it as one of the best marketing strategies in this season. 

The micro, small, and medium entrepreneurs generated a total sale of P8,087,302 including cash and booked orders. Food products in the region remain best-sellers with an 81% chunk from the total sales generated. 

Top sellers were Alboco Food Industry with P2.775M sales for peanut butter and Delza’s Native Products with P450, 230. 

The products are still posted on the BAHANDI Eastern Visayas FB Page and the PLDT Kaasenso Virtual Trade Expo Platform.♦

Date of Release: 2 December 2020