|Christmas Gift Shopping especially when done at the last minute may be difficult|
Take advantage of the more optimistic economic prospects for the most important shopping season. The good news is, the Department of Trade and Industry-Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (DTI-BDTP) has built up its promotional activities for micro-small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
With support from the DTI-Regional Operations Group, about forty MSMEs are showcasing their wares at the last major selling event to close off the year. The Christmas Grand Fest at the Festival Mall in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, runs from December 15-19, 2021, and serves as the culminating activity for the Bagsakan special project of DTI-BDTP.
Filipino MSMEs have been among the hardest- hit over the past two years, and they struggled to sustain their business operations to support their families, employees, and communities.
With the prospect of a brighter Christmas, the DTI is urging everyone to have a more meaningful and Paskong Maka-Pilipino by patronizing locally-made products for their holiday feasts and for gift-giving.
Further, all the participating MSMEs have been carefully curated to ensure that they offer quality products that meet both local and international standards. At the Christmas Grand Fest event, there is a special Halal Corner to promote the domestic halal industry, with an eye to establishing a presence in the huge international halal markets.
There will also be coffee exhibitors at the KAPEtirya, spotlighting the resurgence of Philippine coffee among enthusiasts here and abroad. Other product offerings include processed food and beverages, fresh produce and organic products, dried seafood, cooked food, condiments, and other cooking ingredients. There are also garments, footwear, fashion accessories, home decor, and other gift items.
Those who'd rather stay at the comforts of their home but would love to help our MSMEs, the DTI has several e-commerce platforms, as follows:
• NTF (National Trade Fair) Digital Mall — https://ntfdigimall.linker.store
• NACF (National Arts & Crafts Fair) Artisanal Shop —
• NFF (National Food Fair)Digital Mall — https://nff.linker.store
• Go Lokal Digital Mall - https://golokal.linker. store
• LazMall Go Lokal @ LazMall — https:// www.lazada.com.ph/shop/go-
• Go Lokal @ Shopee Mall — https://shopee. ph/golokalphilippines
• Shopinas — https:// shopinas.com/go- lokal
For more information about the DTI-BDTP and its projects for MSMEs, please follow its social media accounts on Facebook (DTI.BDTP), Instagram (dti.bdtp), and Twitter (@DTI_BDTP). You may also email Director Marievic M.Bonoan at email@example.com.