Palawan participates in MIMAROPA tourism trade fair

October 28, 2015 5:49 am 

By Celeste Anna R. Formoso

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Oct. 27 (PNA) — Palawan is thankful for its participation in the recently held MIMAROPA Naturally: Agri-Trade and Tourism Fair at the Mega Trade Hall, SM Megamall organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region 4B.

Maribel Buñi, head of the Provincial Tourism Office (PTO) expressed gratitude for the opportunity, as she said the province won an award in the Island Pavilion Category after it presented Palawan’s culture through dances.

She said their presentation won for Palawan an award in the Island Pavilion Category among other exhibitors. The event was held October 21-25.

Buñi said the first-ever agri-trade and tourism fair in Region 4B is a huge success for the province as it was also participated in by exhibitors and traders from the private sector led by the Palawan Tourism Council (PTC).

Among products that were showcased during the five-day event were those made of cashew, pearls, handicrafts, including derivatives of other fruits that can be harvested in the province.

“We are thankful for this opportunity, and we continue to promote not only Palawan’s best destinations but also the products that are truly unique to the province,” Buñi said.

The regional fair was aimed at promoting agriculture, trade and tourism industries offered by all provinces in the MIMAROPA (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan).

The DTI executed the event in partnership with the Department of Agriculture 4B, Department of Tourism 4B, and the MIMAROPA provincial governments.

Around 80 exhibitors participated in the event, she said. (PNA)

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