ANGELES CITY — The city government’s Kambal Festival trade fair, held from October 11 to 27, 2023, ended with ₱432,311 in earnings.
Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin Jr. noted the full support of his kababayans by patronizing Gawang Angeleño products, saying that he is grateful.
“Even during the last day, sobrang dami pa rin po ng tao na tumatangkilik sa ating trade fair,” Lazatin said. “Maraming salamat po!”.
The trade fair showcased the member-merchants of the city-run One Town One Product store
The 16-day 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 expressed her gratitude to all the merchants who joined the trade fair for promoting the aim of the city for the continuous introduction of local products.
Among the OTOP member-merchants who 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, Woodcraft by Madison, Tabak’s, Raj, Cutud Weavers, Ellen Turla, and Flores Handicraft
Calaguas, meanwhile, invited her kababayans who own small businesses to join the OTOP, where the ₱500 administrative fee has been waived by Mayor Lazatin since 2020.
The merchants may coordinate with ACEDIPO, found at the second floor of the City Hall building, Calaguas explained.
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.