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Borongan's Dukwag agri-trade fair generates P1.6-M sales

BORONGAN CITY (PIA) -- A total of P1.6 million cash and booked sales were generated during the “Dukwag Agri-Trade Fair" participated by 32 exhibitors of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) from the provinces of Leyte, Eastern Samar, and Northern Samar held at the city plaza on September 23-October 2.

Ruthelma S. Samonte, provincial director of the Department of Trade and Industry in Eastern Samar, said the 10-day Agri-Trade Fair Padul-ong Version, exceeded its P1 million sales target by 65%.

Samonte said there were 10 MSMEs that joined from Leyte province, 22 from Eastern Samar, ane one (1) from Northern Samar.

Samonte added that Eastern Samar got the highest total cash and booked sales amounting to P929,642, followed by Leyte province with P666,779 sales, and Northern Samar with P51,945 sales.

“Our aim is to help the MSMEs to be institutionalized or to have regular buyers so that they will have regular sales, meaning more income for them,” Samonte said.

The top sellers of the Agri-Trade Fair were the following: Mary’s Abuyog Spesyal Tsokolet Moron for the food products followed by Danny’s Delicacies, and Island’s Best Food.

For non-food products, top sellers were the For U Leather Products followed by the Crocket Factory, and Danica’s Bamboo Products.

The seller participants of different products thanked the organizers for allowing them to sell their products during the 10-day Agri-Trade Fair.

“As the youngest entrepreneurs of this Agri-Trade Fair, this is the first time we joined and participated. We thanked our co-exhibitors for the guidance and cooperation throughout the 10-day trade fair,” said Edgardo Bianes and Jhun Lloyd Rapada, owners of E-Js Original Kangkong Chips.

The DTI provincial director further said that the result of the activity was also “business-to-business matching” because one of the exhibitors from Leyte, the owner of For U Leather Products, is willing to help the shoe maker in Borongan City.

She added that one positive result also in the trade fair was to recognize the Danica’s Bamboo Products from Can-avid.

Samonte thanked the city government of Borongan and the 32 MSMEs exhibitors for displaying their products, as well as the customers during the 10-day agri-trade fair.

The said event was organized by Borongan LGU through City Mayor Jose Ivan “Dayan” C. Agda in collaboration with DTI Eastern Samar. (MMP/SDC/PIA Eastern Samar)

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