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Business fair on Labor Day generates 85,000 pesos in sales

TACLOBAN CITY, LEYTE--- The business or livelihood fair held during the Labor Day celebration on May 1 at the Leyte Academic Center in Pawing, Palo, Leyte has generated P85,000 sales from eighteen (18) participating livelihood exhibitors.

In a report submitted by Livelihood Committee Chair, Fe Norma Valuis to DOLE Regional Director Joel M. Gonzales, the top 2 highest earners are Mother Ignatia Women’s Association of Llorente, Eastern Samar with P15,380 sales for its herbal tea products, and Pili Candy Processors Association of Allen, Northern Samar with P11,650 earnings for its pili products.

DOLE Regional Director Joel M. Gonzales said that the exhibitors which came from the different provinces are all DOLE assisted associations that have availed of its Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program.

“The livelihood fair was an opportunity to showcase the various products that our associations have produced out of the assistance from DOLE, at the same time it was an opportunity for them to earn more sales given the volume of people who went to the Labor Day venue,” Gonzales said.

Among the products offered during fair were roscas, decania, peanut, cinnamon cookies, dried fish, dried squid, ginger tea, high valued crops, processed meat, buko pie, boneless bangus, and pili products.

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2017-05-17
JOEL M. GONZALES
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