Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Back-to-school trade fair and discount caravan in Bulacan

MALOLOS CITY—Still looking for school supplies at discounted prices?

Worry not.

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Bulacan provincial office will launch its 8th Back-to-School Trade Fair and Diskwento Caravan at the Bulacan Capitol grounds on Wednesday, May 29.

Aimed at providing affordable school supplies like note books, pens, pencils, bags, garments, shoes and others, the event  was organized in partnership with the Provincial Cooperative and Enterprise Development Office (PCEDO) and the Bulacan Small and Medium Enterprises Development (SMED) Council.

Rhine Aldana, DTI provincial director, said they planned the launch of the trade fair in time for the release of employees’ month-end salaries.

“It’s our 8th annual trade fair aimed to help Bulakenyos as class opening approaches,” Aldana said.

She added that that it also encourages cooperation of Bulacan-based companies with a sense of corporate social responsibility.

She said the annual trade fair is conducted to assist local MSMEs to generate sales and also to provide assistance to low-income earners avail of reduced prices of basic and prime commodities.

Aldana said DTI-Bulacan will also invite other government agencies to extend their services like TESDA to provide free massage, foot spa and haircut along with other government agencies like the Social Security System (SSS), Philippine health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth), Pagibig and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) for information assistance of their services as an added attraction to the event. Dino Balabo