By Hexilon Palattao, Mel Respicio and Demie Faith Danday, Contributor
CABARROGUIS, Quirino- Mouth-watering delicacies, handicraft and other local products have been highlighted in the launching of One Town One Product Hub at the provincial capitol on March 28.
Booths exhibiting various homemade products such as brooms, chili garlic, basket, banana vinegar, bagnet chicharron, and many others have been swamped with buyers during the day.
Regional Director Leah Pulido-Ocampo of the Department of Trade and Industry-Region 2 said she was “in great delight as the long-time plan of opening this program – intended to boost the livelihood of the MSMEs in the province – has finally took over since its target launching time before pandemic.”
“Economy is reopening and we have to be able to capture the enthusiasm of the tourists especially this coming Holy Week so we can take advantage,” she said during her inspirational message.
“This OTOP Hub is just one of the several marketing programs of DTI as we are yet to open online stores,” she added.
She also discussed the target market of the OTOP Hub such as the consumers, institutional buyers, export buyers, and the government.
Quirino First Lady Midy Cua and Regional Director Leah Ocampo led the ribbon-cutting ceremonies.
The event was attended by representatives of various agencies and state university, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Quirino State University (QSU), TESDA, and provincial officials. #