CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan -- Various quality products of Central Luzon gained popularity with more or less PHP1-million earnings during the just concluded week-long “Tatak Singkaban ng Central Luzon” trade fair.

Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said the trade fair that ran from September 13-20 in front of the Gat Blas Ople Building, Capitol Compound in this city, played a big part in the promotion of micro and small enterprises (MSEs).

He said at least 96 exhibitors from seven provinces in the region namely: Aurora (Siempre Aurora); Bataan (Galing Bataan); Bulacan (Tatak Bulakenyo); Nueva Ecija (Taas Noo Novo Ecijano); Pampanga (Vida Pampanga); Tarlac (Natural Tarlac); and Zambales (Zambales’ Finest) showcased their products.

The Provincial Cooperative and Enterprise Development Office said that among the products put on display were bags, footwear, gifts and holiday decors, fashion accessories, apparel, home products, personal care products, novelty products and processed foods.

"The provincial government of Bulacan is always ready to support our SMEs. Thus, through this kind of endeavor, it is our desire for the continuous growth and stability of the small businesses in the province," the governor said.

Among the favorite booths at the trade fair is the Angel Food Products of Malonzo Foods, manufacturer of the popular snack “Aparon”.

Nina Malonzo, owner of Malonzo Foods and one of recipients of the “Food Champion” award during the recently concluded Bulacan Food Exchange, thanked the provincial government of Bulacan and the Department of Trade and Industry for helping owners of small enterprises like them. (PNA)