Trade Fair Showcases Bicol's Agri-Based Products - Philstar

MANILA, Philippines - The best of Bicol products and tourist hotspots are showcased anew in the OK Bikol-Gayon Bikol, the annual trade and tourism fair of the Department of Tourism and the Department of Trade and Industry Region V, which will runs until today at SM Megamall’s Megatrade Hall 2.

According to DOT V Regional Director Maria Ravanilla, the fair is promoting market linkages with the players in the travel industry, trade buyers and investors to further boost Bicol’s tourism, trade and investment potentials.

She said the region is highlighting its best travel destinations and festivals, as well as native products under the DTI’s “One Town, One Product (OTOP)” program.

On display are Bicol’s signature products such as exquisite native furniture, abaca decors and accessories, gold jewelry, pottery, chili- and pili-based food items, among others.

Bicol is composed of the provinces of Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Catanduanes and Masbate.

Source: (The Philippine Star) Updated October 25, 2009 12:00 AM

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