Mindanao products in trade fair exhibit in Manila next year PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 14:31

The Wow Mindanao Organization of  Exhibitors will conduct an exhibit trade fair in Manila on February 2014 next year.

Organizer Sitti Onggo-Vilos disclosed that the venue of the exhibit trade fair will be the World Trade Center.

Expected to join the exhibit trade fair are  80 to 100 exhibitors from the different cities and provinces of Mindanao.    The purpose of the exhibit is to showcase  the products of Mindanao because 70% of the country’s raw materials from agriculture, aquaculture, minerals from the sea, water and land come from Mindanao.

In addition, the exhibit will showcase products from foods, sea products and land products which are created by  skills and  artists of  Mindanao using unique kinds of materials. Also, artists and producers will be exposed and will aim to introduce their rare products to the world market.

Moreover, the exhibit is intended to uplift the economic status and livelihood activities of entrepreneurs, to improve the quality of life of their families

Among the cities and provinces and products joining are those from CARAGA Region with hand weaving clothings and wine fruit products; Davao City with hardwood products and preserved fruits; Tawi-Tawi with their shellcrafts made from mother pearl shell; Sulu with their abaca fiber, coco oil, shellcrafts and handweaving cloths; Zamboanga City with canned sardines and hand weaving cloths; Basilan with rubber extract and shellcrafts and Southern Mindanao products.

Onggo-Vilos  is a multi-awardee of the Department of Tourism  during the time of  then Secretary Dick Gordon in 2004.    She started joining product exhibits in 1998. Onggo-Vilos led a business trade misson in 2007 to Jeddah, Damman, Daran and Riyadh and other three Kingdom of Saudi Arabia cities. She also led a business trade mission to Dubai and Istanbul, Turkey in 2008

Onggo-Vilos also joined the business sector in the trip to Zaragoza, Spain for the sisterhood project in 2008 and a business trade mission to Madrid andParis, France. She is engaged in the business of pearl production and high quality furnitures with mother pearl cuts as decors. — Allen Abastillas