Official Publication of the Philippine Information Agency Bicol Regional Office, in cooperation with the RIAC-REDIRAS - RDC Bicol

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Bishop Gainza Trade Fair showcases Bicolano ingenuity

By Ana-Liza S. Macatangay

NAGA CITY, Sept. 14 (PIA) --- Handicrafts, tokens, home accessories, furniture, including fresh and processed foods took anew the center stage in this year's Francisco Gainza Agro-Industrial Fair (BFGAIF)  2016, providing tourists and locales alike a wide array of souvenir items to choose from in time for the celebration of Pe├▒afrancia fiesta.

The agro-industrial fair which commenced September 8 until 19 endeavors to serve as avenue for aspiring entrepreneurs to showcase their innovativeness and transform their ideas into wonderful work of arts.

For the past six years since its resumption in 2010, the trade fair has become synonymous with the Penafrancia festivity, uplifting the lives of Bicolanos in honor of the legacy of  Bishop Francisco Gainza.  This added more colors to the visiting pilgrims and both the local and foreign tourists who made it a habit to bring special souvenir items when they return to their own places.

The Archdiocese of Caceres, the event's organizers through the CARITAS-CACERES, considered the event in a positive light and note its alignment to their intent to promote Bicolanos’ novelty as one of the salient elements of business and marketing while highlighting their various lines of expertise.

This year's theme "Experience tradition; Showcase Ingenuity; celebrate culture", speaks of Bicolanos’ high regard for creativity and uniqueness in producing globally competitive products and crafts at par with the other international quality. This also promotes responsibility in business as part of empowering the people's deep sense of community.

In a press statement, the organizers also accentuated the trade fair's role in providing and broadening the possibilities where Bicolano people and other entrepreneurs across the country and those who are into micro, small and medium enterprises coming from the various dioceses of. Bicol can showcase a variety of products that promote our very own resources.

One of the most active participants of the annual BFGAIF this year is the Consuelo Chito Madrigal Foundation (CCMF). Bicol office, a non-stock, non-profit organization that seeks to create productivity,  promote charity that enables capability and fight poverty through responsible entrepreneurship.

Headed by Fr. Wilmer Tria, CCMF Bicol Chief Executive Officer, CCMF Bicol as envisioned by the late Dona Consuelo, will continue to serve the less privileged by empowering more and more indigent Bicolanos through the countless opportunities that the foundation offers.

For CCMF-Bikol, an active participant since 2010, the BGAIF is an excellent opportunity to mainstream micro-enterprises. The fair serves as platform for the products of the beneficiaries of the Foundation's pro-poor programs. (MAL/LSM-PIA5/Camarines Sur)

- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/861473859128/bishop-gainza-trade-fair-showcases-bicolano-ingenuity#sthash.03IGwvo7.dpuf

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