The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recently encouraged the public to buy local this Christmas season.
“This season of giving, give our local makers the chance to have a merrier Christmas,” the agency posted on social media. “Our Christmas wish is that you fulfill your Christmas list with products from MSMEs (micro, small, and medium enterprises).”
DTI said their goal is to make MSMEs “mainstream.”
Earlier this year, Capiz hosted the MSME Week Trade Expo, which featured 45 exhibitors presenting local food products, crafts, and horticulture./WDJ