Monday, March 27, 2023

DTI holds Bagsakan sa Intramuros for foreign and local tourists


As travel and tourism meet with this year's summer season, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is bringing unique products from throughout the country closer to travelers through the special Bagsakan sa Intramuros event, which will take place from March 25 to April 2 at the Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila City. Just in time for the grand opening of the DTI's latest Go Lokal! In 2022, the Bagsakan will exhibit 30 firms and their local products from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao at the walled city of Intramuros, Asia's Top Tourism Destination.

The week-long event, organized by the DTI Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (BDTP) in collaboration with the DTI-Regional Operations Group and in collaboration with the Intramuros Administration and Manila Canvas, will feature unique Filipino products from CAR, Region 2, 3, 4A, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and the NCR for foreign and local tourists to enjoy.

Regional delicacies, premium Philippine wines and healthy beverages, Filipino snacks, cookies, and pastries, traditional and modern apparel made from indigenous textiles, fashion accessories, handicrafts and wooden items, home decor, gifts, and souvenir items, and a full range of personal care and wellness products are all available for purchase.

In celebration of the grand opening of the DTI Go Lokal! Store x Manila Canvas on

March 27, tourists, buyers and students are invited to join exciting activities free of


 March 30 - Struggles and Success: Let’s Talk Business! with speakers, Aloy Chua,

CEO & Founder of Roots Collective; Wado Tan Siman, owner of Wadoughs Cake

Studio; and Khaz Raza, Climate Change DRR Expert

 March 31 - Store Tour of Manila Canvas for invited Tour Operators and Tour Guides

 April 1 – Workshop: Pottery Making by Ili Likhaan

 April 2 - Heritage: Forum and Guided Tour with Tranvia by Benjamin Canapi

The Go Lokal! store serves as a one-stop shop for the best locally manufactured products that genuinely embody the character of the Philippines. The Shop and Bagsakan events are fantastic ways to support Filipino companies and craftsmen while immersing yourself in the Philippines' rich culture and traditions. Visitors and resellers can place large purchases for scheduled delivery straight from manufacturers.

The following companies will be present at Bagsakan: Kenro Boutique, Four H Handicraft, Alion Kapit Bisig SEA-K Association, Amanda's Marine Products, Beakris House of Goodies, Gloria's Delicacies, Magpoc's Araro Cookies, Ruthy's Food Products, Terio's Food Products, Tess Enterprise, Willy's Cashew Nuts, Diana Stalder, Harito Food Products, JMU Belt Collection, Let Eat Go, Philia, Switsis Food Products, Sweetstyle Beadworks, Luckygemsbiz and General Merchandise, Cerra Furniture, La Herminia Pina Woven Products, JER Shellcraft. Ma. Delza’s Native Products, Angie's Yakan, Kyla Amazing Soybeans, Marc Daniels Food Products, Moonlight Handicrafts, Philippine Craft Distillers Inc., Sanja's Enterprises, YZHNY Food Products, and Tingting Handicrafts.

For more updates on upcoming Bagsakan activities, national fairs, and programs for MSMEs, join the DTI-BDTP Community on Viber and follow us on our official social media accounts at: Facebook (@DTI.BDTP); Instagram (@dti.bdtp); Twitter (@dti_bdtp); Tiktok (@dti.bdtp); and YouTube. For inquiries, you may also email BDTP Director Marievic M. Bonoan at

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