Angeles City—Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. aims to reinforce the “Gawang Angeleno” campaign by putting up kiosks that will promote products from One Town, One Product (OTOP) store.
Lazatin wants to make the OTOP store more accessible, bringing it closer to the people.
“Gusto natin mas lalong ma-showcase yung mga local products na binebenta sa OTOP, para mas maraming tao ang maka-alam at bumili ng mga ito. At the same time, matutulungan din natin yung mga local merchants natin na mas dumami pa yung benta nila, lalo na ngayong papalapit na ang Pasko,” Lazatin said.
Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel said the city government will start putting up kiosks at the newly constructed waiting shed of the city hall. Butch Gunio
“Hopefully, by next week, we can start with the operation of the kiosks, in order to help our kababayan and local merchants for them to generate additional income especially in this time of pandemic,” Manuel said.
Angeles OTOP has already 12 local micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) members that include ADTO Ship (miniature souvenir ships); BG Metal (metal plant baskets); JJBMS Blooming Greens (water bonsais); Cutud Weavers (plant baskets); Ellen’s Handbags (recycled bags); and Flores Handicrafts (kitchen organizers).
Other MSMEs are Tamayuq (bayong bags); Tabak’s Artworks (painted home decors); K’s Creation (fashion accessories); Woodcraft by Madison (wooden kitchenware); Chilona Fabrica (capiz home decors); and Stitched by Raj (hair accessories).
“We are encouraging all Angelenos to support the locally made OTOP products by visiting the kiosks to be installed and the store at Barangay Sto. Rosario”, said city economic development and investment promotions head Irish Bonus-Llego.
She also announced that OTOP store will hold a 12.12 sale on December 1 to 12.
“Iniimbitahan natin yung mga kababayan natin na sumali sa gaganaping OTOP 12.12 sale. Maraming magaganda at affordable items na pwedeng ipang-regalo ngayong pasko”, Llego said.