MANILA, Philippines – Locally-made products will be showcased during the Buy Pinoy Exporters Fair (BPEF) to be held at SM Megamall on Aug. 15-18.
Marlane Villa-Real, president of the Buy Pinoy Movement Foundation Inc. (BPMFI), said Filipino entrepreneurs and manufacturers will get to promote and sell their products directly to consumers in the biggest BPEF. As BPEF celebrates its 25th edition, the organizer has invited consumers, institutional buyers, and local government officials and employees to participate in the event so they could appreciate first-hand what local entrepreneurship can do to their respective localities. More Filipinos, especially those in the countryside, are encouraged to be entrepreneurs to create additional jobs and thus help reduce poverty in the country.
There will be no imported products or imported products camouflaging as locally-made during the fair. For the past 10 years, BPEF has been providing beacons of hope to the poor by showing them tangible proofs of products of Filipino originality, artistry, craftsmanship and industry that has been in ever-growing demand in the world market.
BPMFI believes that by creating public awareness through actual exposure with export products that are in demand worldwide, Filipinos through entrepreneurship can have a brighter future if every one works together.
Leonor D. Abella, vice president for promotions of the Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. (Philexport) and trustee of the BPMFI, said apart from job generation, the keys to a sustainable anti-poverty program are skills upgrading, training and continuing practice provided by the small and medium enterprises.
Cecilia Ramos, secretary and assistant treasurer of BPMFI, said the biannual fair had been subscribing to this anti-poor formula with “Buy Pinoy Save Jobs!”
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The organizer offers free admission for all teachers, students, Department of Education, DILG employees as well as local government personnel and senior citizens. They must present their identification card to gain this privilege.
For more information, BPMFI can be contacted at tel. 834-2712 or email at email@example.com.