Angeles holds OTOP Trade Fair 

MAYOR Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. wants to continue strengthening the promotion of local products which deserve the spotlight. 

The One Town One Product store of the city government will host various trade fairs this Ber-season.

In line with this, Chief Adviser and Tactician IC Calaguas, Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel and Angeles City Economic Development and Investment Promotions Officer Irish Bonus-Llego on September 12, 2022 visited Impact Balibago Arts and Crafts, owned by Julio Pamintuan, to check on the Gawang Angeleño products that will be featured in the said trade fairs.

“We will fully support our local entrepreneurs to further introduce them not just nationwide but worldwide,” Lazatin said. “Lalo na po ngayon na nalalapit na naman ang Pasko, pwede po ang mga Gawang Angeleño products natin na pang-regalo o souvenir.” 

Among the scheduled trade fair is the 100 Days of Happiness an Annual Christmas Bazaar by SM Supermalls on September 16 to December 15, 2022 at the Ground level of SM City Clark.

The OTOP store will also have a trade fair during the Philippine’s longest fiesta – Fiestang Kuliat on October 17 to 26, 2022 at the Museo Ning Angeles, Heritage District.

Further, the OTOP store will also participate in the celebration of Organic Agriculture Month in November, hosting a trade fair from Nov. 21 to 23, 2022 at the Museo Ning Angeles, Heritage District. 

Among the inauguration promises of Mayor Lazatin is to revitalize the OTOP and extend avenues to introduce it more to a larger market.

In fact, this year, the OTOP store has installed a new kiosk at the Prime City Hotel, where Gawang Angeleño products are displayed.

To date, there are 21 existing member-merchants in the OTOP store, from its 12 initial member-merchants in 2019.