MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon, Sep. 12 (PIA)—The highland paradise at the heart of Mindanao celebrates the best of its talents and products with the opening of two “Pasalubong” centers in Bukidnon.
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Bukidnon together with the respective local government units officially opened on Thursday, September 10, the “One Town One Product (OTOP) Philippines Hub Ph” or the “Golden Harvest Pasalubong Center” located in front of New Bus Terminal in Hagkol, Valencia City.
In the afternoon of the same day, the launching of “OTOP Hub Ph” or “Malaybalay City Pasalubong Center” immediately followed. The said ‘Pasalubong’ center is situated in front of Navarette Sports Complex in Malaybalay, the province’s capital city.
The newly opened one-stop ‘Pasalubong Centers’ house the best of the province’s quality products such as souvenir items, processed food, health and wellness products, gifts and decors, fashion accessories, wearables, and home furnishing. Amidst the pandemic, it is expected to boost the production of local products and continue to support micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as it aims to cater not only the general market of local buyers but also tourists and international market.
OTOP Hub Valencia and OTOP Hub Malaybalay is the 4th and 5th OTOP Hubs of Northern Mindanao. The OTOP Hub is a market platform for the MSMEs to develop and promote products or services rooted in the local culture and competitive advantage of the region. (DTI 10/PIA Bukidnon)