City Hall invites more exhibitors to ’12 Dias de Hechos’ PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 04 December 2014 14:14

The city government is inviting more exhibitors to the “12 Dias de Hechos de Zamboanga,” a night market cum variety show under the “Pascua na Zamboanga” festivity, at any of the three designated venues.

The 12-day exhibit of barangay products will run from Dec. 12 to 21 at the Zamboanga Economic Zone (Dec. 12-13) with free entrance fee, Jardin Maria Clara Lobregat in Pasonanca (Dec. 13-19) and Mercedes Church premises (Dec. 20-21).

Interested exhibitors are requested to register at the Investment and Promotion Services, City Mayor’s Office in City Hall. Contact person is Ms. Apples Go at telephone numbers 991-4525.

The activity is in line with City Ordinance 424, mandating the organization and management of One Barangay One Product (OBOP) in the city, patterned after the “One Town One Product (OTOP)” of Japan and adopted by the national government.

It is organized by the city government through the Investment Promotion Services, City Tourism Office, Public Information Office, all of the City Mayor’s Office; City General Services Office, City Agriculturist Office in coordination with the Zamboanga Ecozone, Barangay Ayala, Department of Trade and Industry- Zamboanga City Office, Barangay Mercedes, Philippine National Police and Task Force Zamboanga.

Congresspersons Celso Lobregat and Lilia Nuño of Districts 1 and 2, respectively, are among the principal sponsors together with Globe Telecom, Smart Communications, Coca-Cola Bottlers Phils., Inc., Pepsi Cola Bottling Co., and San Miguel Brewery Inc.

Under the OBOP Program, the city government shall approve for public sales only products and services that are selected by the respective Barangay Council, which are economically beneficial to the barangays, and not detrimental to the health of the prospective consumers and further not hazardous to the environment.

It hopes to promote the OBOP and harness the economic potential of each barangay, keep the city’s old investors, keep the confidence of investors and constituents that doing business in Zamboanga is smart and wise, promote micro small and medium entrepreneurs thru outside selling, develop the capability of existing entrepreneurship activities and uplift the Christmas spirit of Zamboangueños thru outdoor events like the night market. — Vic Larato