ANGELES CITY — Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin Jr. expressed gratitude for the full support of his constituents to the city government’s Kambal Festival trade fair, which ended with ₱642,359 in earnings.
The trade fair – held from October 17 to 26, 2022 – showcased not just the member-merchants of the city-run One Town One Product store, but also the handmade products of Persons of Deprived from Liberty of the city’s Bureau of Jail Management and Penology; Lolo Pops delicacies; and the Aeta community in Barangay Sapangbato.
The trade fair was supervised by Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel and Chief Adviser IC Calaguas with Angeles City Economic Development and Investment Promotions Officer-in-Charge Irish Bonus-Llego.
Manuel further thanked all the merchants who joined the trade fair, for being one with the aim of the city for the continuous promotion of local products.
The breakdown of the earnings of the nine-day trade fair are as follows: ₱45,974 (Oct. 17); ₱69,973 (Oct. 18); ₱54,397 (Oct. 19); ₱60,462 (Oct. 20); ₱101,806 (Oct. 21); ₱55,666 (Oct. 22); ₱68,305 (Oct. 23); ₱69,745 (Oct. 24); ₱57,697 (Oct. 25); and ₱58,334 (Oct. 26).
Among the OTOP member-merchants which participated the trade fair are Impact Balibago Arts and Crafts, K’s Creations, Tamayuq, JJBMS, Chilona, Izzamway, Teresa’s Mashroom, Jaq’s Kitchen, Modesta Empanada, Corndog, Overnasi, Nature’s Harvest, Samarino Accessories, Woodcraft by Madison, Tabak’s, Raj, Cutud Weavers, Ellen Turla, Flores Handicraft, and Organics Farmers.
Calaguas, meanwhile, encouraged her kababayans who own small businesses to join the OTOP, where the ₱500 administrative fee has been waived by Mayor Lazatin since 2020.
“For merchants interested to join, kindly coordinate at the office of ACEDIPO, found in the second floor of the City Hall building,” she said.
Part of the flagship programs of Mayor Lazatin ever since he took office in 2019 is the strengthening and promotion of quality Gawang Angeleño products.