April 14, 2024

Thirteen micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) showcased their products during the second staging of “Nakakalocal” product exhibit at SM City Baguio on Jan. 20 and 21.

The two-day exhibit involved rediscovering unique pro-ducts from MSMEs and gaining valuable entrepreneurial insights from industry experts.

Among the MSMEs that participated is Craftscha, a micro-business venture specializing in the handcrafting of products crafted from repurposed and upcycled materials since 2009.

“Last time nasa Ilo-ilo po kami. ‘Yun ‘yung first time na-ming mag-out of Manila na selling. Mas nabibigyan kami ng opportunity na ma-recognize ng wider audience,” said Angelica Manicad, co-owner of Craftcha.

Thirteen MSMEs set up their booths during the event and offered a range of products from crafted products to personalized decors, food and delicacies.

The businesses that participated were Craftcha, Biba Cakes and Pastries, Charm and Charl Creation, Cheche’s Gourmet, Clara, Darjanes Food Products, Everything is Pine, Godel Chocolate, Isla Kapsule, Kakaw Galleon, Lorenzo Farm, Pio’s Gourmet Tuyo, and Shaheen Beauty.

“We believe that as we continue to give our utmost support to our local MSMEs, countless opportunities will open for them and even future business growth and expansions are indeed in sight.” said SM City Baguio Asst. Mall Manager Michael Jason Pena.

Nakakalocal Year 2 aimed to offer MSMEs ongoing access to diverse platforms for product promotion and storytelling.

This commitment aims to cultivate a culture of promoting local products among Filipinos, thereby contributing to the economic growth and strengthening of the nation. – Press release