ANGELES CITY- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, on Monday, formally received a check woth P 2 million from the Department of Trade and Industries- Region 3 (DTI-R3) for the establishment of this city’s One Town, One Product (OTOP) Store Express.
The amount reflects the approved application of the city government in 2016 from the DTI’s menu of projects granted under its Bottom-up Budgeting (BuB) Program.
“The primary intention of the OTOP Store Express is to showcase the best products of Angeles City that are marketable both to locals and tourists,” said DTI-R3 Director Elenita Ordonio.
Back in 2015, the city government of Angeles applied for its first grant under the DTI’s “Yamang Pinoy” program to conduct various training programs intended to benefit start-up and existing city entrepreneurs and enterprises.
Mayor Pamintuan said that the amount will further support the trade and marketing campaign of Angeles City.
“This budget allocation from the DTI will really give our city a boost in terms of the promotion of our locally produced goods,” said Mayor Pamintuan.
“The soon-to-be established OTOP Store Express will also be a better venue for us to campaign for the city’s marketing potentials as it will house and showcase nothing but the best products of Angeles City,” Mayor Pamintuan added.
With its accessibility to prospective markets and relative infrastructures, the city’s Museo ning Angeles is seen to house the said OTOP Store Express.
Also present during the turnover ceremonies are Vice Mayor Bryan Matthew Nepomuceno, Councilors Amos Rivera, Alexander Indiongco, Jericho Aguas, Dan Lacson, Joseph Ponce, City Treasurer Juliet Quinsaat, Gender and Development Officer Purita David, and the President of Kuliat Foundation Incorporated, Marco Nepomuceno.