Festive Walk Iloilo, in collaboration with the 14th Regional Development Council of Private Sectors Representatives (RDC-PSR) National Convention and the Department of Trade and Industry launched the Go Lokal Western Visayas Trade Fair last April 26, featuring 20 MSMEs offering different array of delectable delicacies and intricately crafted high quality products from all over the region.
The launch was graced by Hon. Alfredo Abelardo B. Benitez, RDC VI Chairperson and Mayor of Bacolod City; and EnP. Velma Jane C. Lao from the Iloilo City Local Economic and Investment Promotion Office (LEIPO). They were joined by Cong. Julienne “Jam-Jam” L. Baronda, Cong. James “Jojo” A. Ang Jr., Ms. Karmela Alexandra C. Jesena, Asec. Glenn G. Peñaranda, OIC-ARD Felisa Judith L. Degala, Atty. Jobert Penaflorida, and Engr. Arecio A. Casing Jr., the Vice-Chairperson for RDC VI OIC-Regional Director, NEDA VI.
The highlight of the grand opening was the first cultural dance showdown inspired by the Philippines’ biggest and most vibrant festivals, including — Iloilo City’s Dinagyang Festival, Bacolod City’s Masskara Festival, and Guimaras’ The Manggahan Festival.
Open until May 1 at the Festive Walk Iloilo Indoor Atrium, the Go Lokal Western Visayas Trade Fair provides guests and mall-goers market access to hundreds of proudly local products owned by MSMEs. The fair aims to contribute to the upliftment of communities and other vulnerable sectors of society by apportioning part of store sales to community-based projects.
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