By: Oliver T. Baccay
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, June 24 (PIA) – -The 436th Aggao Nac Cagayan Product and Technology Trade Fair highlighted the promotion of the new local products of participating towns from this province.
The products include dragon fruit wine, peanut balls, mango puree, organic black rice coffee, Barako coffee, bamboo giant lampshade, bamboo shoot pickles, cocoa (cacao) pastillas, damilig banana chips, handcrafted wood carvings, and new designs of handicrafts made out of bamboo and giant pandan leaves that are abundant in the province.
Bernaldo Camit, trade fair chair, said the exhibit aims to help local entrepreneurs market their products and promote the town’s local products as the province’s pride.
Aside from the newly discovered products, there were also textile exhibitors, foods, agricultural and ornamental plants/products and marine products, vegetables.
Governor Manuel Mamba, in his message, challenged the exhibitors to surpass the P15 million gross income earned in last year’s trade fair.
“We have plenty of products. We have abundant raw materials but the problem is on marketing. We need to look northward to market our products,” Mamba said.
He also said that the province is one of the first to venture on trade and commerce globally parallel to the introduction of Christianism but the access point to the nearby countries was closed.
“That is why I am pushing for the reopening of the Aparri port so that we have access to the progressive neighboring countries. In this way we can achieve development,” Mamba said.
The trade fair which will last up until June 30, is located inside the Mamba gymnasium at the Cagayan Sports Complex. (MDCT/OTB/PIA-Cagayan