March 5, 2024

BONTOC, Mountain Province – The Impakabsat Trade Fair once again proved that it is a vital platform for Cordillera micro, small, and medium enterprises to sell their products and open networking opportunities.

The Department of Trade and Industry-Mountain Province reported the 11 exhibitors from the province generated collective sales of P2,151,585 during the 2022 Impakabsat Trade Fair held on Nov. 19 to 30 at Festival Mall Alabang, Muntinlupa.

These exhibitors are the AG’s Furniture Shop, Gabay Wines and Fruit Preserves, Guesang Farmers Organization Inc., Happy House Café and Resto, Katagowan Weaving and Souvenirs, Log Cabin Sagada, Makhuways Peanut Butter, Rose Ann’s Fabric Gallery, Sagada Arabica Coffee Growers and Processors Association, and Sagada Pottery and Nesmar Enterprises.

DTI-Mountain Province Trade Promotion Officer Aiza F. Apil said the Impakabsat Trade Fair is a great way for the MSMEs to reach wider potential clients, but she said these entrepreneurs need the help of local government units to further enhance and promote their products.

“We hope that the local officials encourage aspiring entrepreneurs to push for product development because there is a huge market, it’s just that they need to develop their products, the right packaging, the right labeling, use media and to depend on the demands of the market” she said.

The 11 exhibitors thanked those who patronized their products and those who have contributed to their success.

In a Facebook post, they thanked DTI-Cordillera for organizing the fair to provide them opportunity in bringing their products outside the region.

They also thanked DTI Mountain Province and provincial government, Rep. Maximo Y. Dalog, Jr., Sagada Mayor Felicito Dula Botigan Dula, and those who shared their posts and invited their friends to visit the booths. – Valerie Taguba