‘12 Dias de Hechos’ show debuts at Ecozone today PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 12 December 2014 11:46

A wide array of locally produced products ranging from native delicacies to handicrafts is on display for sale starting today, Dec. 12, up to Dec. 21, in three different venues.

Dubbed as “12 Dias de Hechos,” the activity officially kicks off at 2 o’clock this afternoon at the Zamboanga Ecozone in San Ramon, where it will stay until tomorrow, Dec. 13.  It features a car show and a nightly market.

A free ride to and from the ecozone is available to everybody for two days (Dec. 12 & 13). There will be three trips to the venue; first trip is 9 a.m., next is at 12 noon, then last at 3 p.m. interested patrons are requested to assemble at City Hall (fronting PNB) earlier than the departure time.

The activity will feature auto/ motorcycle/ bike show, autocross display and show, night dry market with live entertainment sponsored by the City Government.

Entrance to the ecozone and use of swimming pool are absolutely free of charge.

After ecozone, the 12-day exhibit with a variety show will transfer venue, this time at Jardin Maria Clara in Pasonanca for seven days from Dec. 15 to 21. Again, there will be free rides every day (afternoon only) from City Hall at 4 p.m, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

On Dec. 15, first day of the exhibit at Jardin Maria Clara, there will be a Zumba Dance Party for all; awarding ceremonies on Dec. 16 for winners of the Lantern and Canciones de Pascua competitions; and a car show on Dec 20.

From Dec. 15 to 21, the “12 Dias de Hechos” will move for its final week to the church premises in Barangay Mercedes.

For inquiries and other details about the exhibit, please refer to the Investment and Promotion Services headed by Angelique Go of the City Mayor’s Office in City Hall.

An activity under the “Pascua na Zamboanga” festivity, the exhibit 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