May 28, 2024

Fresh produce for the Cordillera are among the all-Filipino products from various provinces in the country that were showcased during the 2nd Bagsakan project of the Department of Trade and Industry-Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion on July 15 to 17 at the Carmelray Industrial Park in Calamba City, Laguna.
Through coordination of the DTI Regional Operations Group and in partnership with The Carmelray Industrial Corporation, the Bagsakan benefited micro, small, and medium enterprises from Laguna, Batangas, Bataan, Nueva Ecija, Sorsogon, and the National Capital Region.
It also featured the fresh vegetables, fruits, and upland crops of farmer cooperatives and MSME beneficiaries from the Cordillera under the Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management-Livelihood Enhancement Support 2 led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and funded by the Asian Development Bank.
Through one of DTI’s e-commerce platforms,, buyers were able to order a fruit basket for P299 that included a small pineapple, 12 to 15 pieces of saging na saba, a medium-sized papaya, one-half kilo of avocado, one-half kilo of kinalabaw mangoes, a melon, and one-fourth kilo of lemons. 
Laguna MSMEs that participated in the event were Beadiday Beadshop, Blue Macay Food Manufacturing Corporation, Cocoplus Aquarian Development Corporation, Da Buenas Handicraft, Jhaz Footwear, Kitchen Angels, Monedo Footwear, and NYMS Footwear which brought their food products, coconut products, handicrafts, and footwear.  
Batangas MSMEs, namely Magpantay Home Made Candy, Mira’s Turmeric Products, Rambelle Food Products, and St. Magdalene Handicrafts sold candy, turmeric powder, peanut butter, and assorted handicrafts such as aprons, bags, and planters.
Alion SEA, Kapit Bisig Association, Amanda’s Marine Products, Beakris House of Goodies, Gloria’s Delicacies, Magpoc’s Araro Cookies, Ruthy’s Food Products, Terio’s Food Products, Tess Enterprise, and Willy’s Cashew Nuts brought their various food, condiments, snacks, and home items from Bataan; while the Orihinal na Magbabasket ng Nueva Ecija sold planters, bayong, and other baskets.  
Cerra Furniture from Sorsogon sold furniture for homes or retail spaces.
From the NCR, Diana Stalder by Dermaline, Moonlight Handicrafts, and Pangalatok’s Enterprises showcased their skincare, handicrafts, and Filipino food favorites.
DTI’s Go Lokal!, the market incubation platform for MSMEs, also sold food and non-food products at the event. – Press release