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OTOP kiosk launched in Morong

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DTI-Bataan and Morong Star Hotel and Resort representatives at the OTOP launch. Contributed photo

BALANGA CITY — The provincial office of the Department of Trade and Industry here announced Saturday that a One Town One Product (OTOP) kiosk was launched at a hotel/resort in Morong, Bataan aimed at further promoting and showcasing products in the province.

DTI provincial information officer Teresita Esteibar Magtanong said a memorandum of agreement was signed between DTI provincial director Eileen Ocampo and Morong Star Hotel and Resort represented by its finance manager Brigitte Suarez.

Ocampo said the OTOP Kiosk – Likha ng Bataeño will showcase the products of Bataan and help reach more buyers, especially tourists.

The mountain town of Morong like Bagac is frequented by visitors because of its beautiful, sandy beaches adjacent to the West Philippines Sea.

Magtanong said that visitors in the resort will now be able to buy “pasalubong” products like cashew nuts, cookies, polvoron, shrimp paste, assorted chips, adobong mani, bamboo handicrafts, bags, Bataan shirts and sandals, among some others.

With resort/hotel officials, Ocampo led in the activity with DTI business development division chief Ma. Concepcion Sanico, trade industry development specialist Marissa dela Cruz and business counsellor Clarice Medina.

Also joining the activity to express their support were president Amanda Battad and vice president Pamela Santos of Bataan Food and Non-Food Manufacturers; Marlon Pabustan, president of Bataan Homestyle and Wearables Assn., secretary Jho Dabuet and member Ghie Arboleda.

Magtanong said Ocampo announced that the next OTOP Kiosk launchings in the province will be those housed in Negosyo Centers and gasoline stations. “Our provincial director hopes that Bataan products will be made more known and available to the market.”

Members of micro, small and medium enterprises thanked DTI. “Congratulations DTI! Maraming salamat sa walang sawa ninyong pagsuporta sa aming maliliit na MSMEs,” Pabustan of BHWA said.

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