Buy Pinoy Movement's Christmas fair opens at DTI
MANILA, Philippines - The Buy Pinoy Movement Foundation's campaign to promote homegrown products has received the support of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
The DTI has granted the group’s member trade and industry associations to display and sell their products at the department’s showroom in Makati City until the end of this year.
"The BPMFI is the seventh occupant of the showroom for the year,” Bureau of Domestic Trade assistant director Marievic M. Bonoan said.
Bonoan said the BPMFI is seen to exceed the sales of the Association of Negros Producers (ANP), which has recorded P2 million sales early this year. The ANP runs the Negros trade fair, the longest-running provincial trade show held annually in Manila.
The Paskong Paskong Pinoy Fair will run at the DTI building along Senator Gil Puyat Avenue in Makati City until December. The showroom will be open from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Christmas fair features products of manufacturers affiliated with seven trade and industry associations under the BPMFI, namely, Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc., Philippine Food Processors and Exporters Organization, Inc., Christmas Decor Producers and Exporters Association of the Philippines, Philippine Chamber of Handicraft Industries, Meycauayan Jewelry Industry Association, Inc., Home Accent Group of the Philippines, and Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc.
Among the products on sale are holiday decors, footwear, bags, processed food and coffee, home furnishings, personal care products, jewelry and fashion accessories.
The BPMFI promotes patriotism under its “Buy Pinoy Saves Jobs” advocacy, and believes that the more Filipinos patronize Philippine made products, the more jobs are saved and created.