ANGELES CITY – Purses, wallets, sling bags, and bonsai wire trees made by persons deprived of liberty (PDL) at the city’s Bureau of Jail Management Penology (BJMP) will now be sold at the city-run One Town One Product (OTOP) Store.
The OTOP Store is the first business in the area to collaborate with the local county jail to market its products.
“Matagal nang gumagawa ng mga beaded bags ang mga inmates at ngayong taon naisipan namin na gumawa din ng bonsai wire tree kung saan pwede i-display ng mga bibili,” Jail Senior Inspector Warden Cecilia M. Tamayo explained.
“Sa pamamagitan ng pagbebenta namin, nagkakaroon ng income and mga inmates at nagagamit ang mga kinikita namin sa mga activities na ginagawa namin sa loob,” she added.
The BJMP’s partnership with the OTOP Store will ensure additional funding for the female dormitories at the Angeles City district jail.
Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. intends to boost and broaden the city’s promotion of its homegrown goods.
One of Lazatin, Jr.’s top priorities is the OTOP shop, which is operated by the Angeles City Government through the supervision of Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel and is intended to assist MSMEs in overcoming the changes brought by the pandemic.
Meanwhile, IC Calaguas Chief Adviser and Tactician of Mayor Lazatin, encourages Angelenos to support this initiative by visiting our OTOP stores and buying local products.
The products will be available at the OTOP Store main branch located at Nepomuceno St., Heritage District, Sto. Rosario (at the back of Museo ning Angeles) and the OTOP Store’s 100 days to Happiness booth located at the Atrium, SM City Clark.