To Help Local Industries, Angara Pushes For Locally-Made Slippers And Toiletries For Hotel Guests

To Help Local Industries, Angara Pushes For Locally-Made Slippers And Toiletries For Hotel Guests

Spotlight

Phoenix Introduces New FamilyMart Retail Format Through Cebu Stores

FamilyMart opens three new compact stores in Cebu, offering a unique customer experience in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Globe Introduces Mobile Health Solution With GoHealth

For just P20, you can now enjoy up to P,1000 health insurance from Pacific Cross!

SM Wins 15 Awards From HK’s CG Asia Magazine

SM Investments Corporation continues to be recognized abroad as it recently bagged 15 awards in the 10th Asian Excellence Awards 2020 of Hong Kong magazine Corporate Governance Asia.

GSIS Offers Computer Loan For Members

GSIS, ilulunsad ang Computer Loan Program upang matulungan ang mga miyembro nito at kanilang pamilya sa pagbili ng computer o laptop na gagamitin para sa kanilang mga trabaho o virtual classes ng kanilang mga anak.

Senator Sonny Angara called on the Department of Tourism (DOT) to encourage the country’s hotel operators to start providing toiletries and slippers from local sources in order to support the local industries.

Tourist arrivals to the Philippines continue to grow at a steady pace, with the DOT reporting 4.1 million foreign visitors to the country in the first half of this year.

With such a steady inflow of tourists, many of whom will most likely stay at the hotels, Angara said that this is an opportunity to promote quality Philippine-made products.

“We must continue to find ways to support our local industries and providing hotel guests with essentials such as slippers, soaps and shampoos made by Filipino entrepreneurs will go a long way in attaining this goal,” Angara said.

“When the demand goes up, the manufacturers will produce more, their businesses will grow and more jobs will be created. In the end, all of this will spark economic activity and we’ll even reduce our carbon footprint,” Angara added.

In order to entice the hotel owners to support this effort, Angara suggested providing them with some incentives.

Tourism undersecretary Edwin Enrile said the DOT will study the possibility of including the buy local initiative as a requirement for accreditation.

Angara urged the DOT to go one step further in promoting locally-produced goods by requiring the hotels to put up either Go Lokal! or One Town One Product (OTOP) stores.

The Go Lokal! store concept is an initiative of the Department of Trade and Industry to provide MSMEs a venue to showcase their high-quality and innovative products and help them penetrate the local and even global markets.

OTOP stores, on the other hand, sell souvenirs or pasalubong sourced from different regions of the country.

Apart from the hotels, Angara said that these Go Lokal! and OTOP stores should also be in place in all of the airports of the country.

Angara has been advocating for an all out Tatak Pinoy or Made in the Philippines campaign to boost economic productivity and competitiveness, generate more decent jobs for Filipinos, particularly those in the countryside, and eradicate chronic poverty and inequality in the country.

The Tatak Pinoy campaign encourages innovation in order to produce high-value products that could be marketed globally. (senate.gov.ph)

Photo Credit: facebook.com/sonnyangara

NFA-8 Readies Rice Stocks For Calamities

NFA Eastern Visayas regional manager Arlene Tanseco said current stocks in NFA warehouses will last until early 2021 based on current demand for government rice in the region.

SoCot Gears Up For Measles-Rubella Vaccination Drive

Health workers in South Cotabato province are gearing up for the upcoming month-long vaccination campaign for measles and rubella, which seeks to cover around 149,000 children in the area.

Tarragona’s Landmark Is Town’s New Attraction

The provincial government of Davao Oriental has formally turned over to the municipality of Tarragona the newly completed Urban Greening and Landscaping Development Project.

‘2gether’s’ Brightwin Holds Virtual Fan Meet For Pinoys In December

ABS-CBN is giving an early holiday gift to the fans of "2gether"!

Tarlac City Residents Asked To Observe ‘Undas’ Guidelines

Tarlac City reminds residents to strictly comply with guidelines governing the observance of the All Saints’ Day or Undas.

VP Leni, USAID, PBEd Team Up To Provide Training To Unemployed And Out-Of-School Youth

The Office of the Vice President, the United States Agency for International Development, and Philippine Business for Education has launched a P17-million partnership to support free technical-vocational skills and employability training for at least 1,000 unemployed and out-of-school youth in the country.

Epson Ships 50 Millionth High-Capacity Ink Tank Inkjet Printer

Epson continues to be the preferred brand for its environmental efforts!

Hontiveros Files Resolution For The ‘World Day Of The Poor’ On Nov. 15

"Ngayong nasa gitna tayo ng krisis, mas marami ang nagugutom at naghihirap. We can't turn a blind eye to them. Now, more than ever, we need to sustain our compassion to help the poor and reach out to them. Bilang lingkod ng bayan, huwag natin silang kalimutan. Huwag natin silang pabayaan at patuloy tayong magsilbi para sa kanila gaya ng ating sinumpaan."

Student In Pangasinan Town Holds Online Raffle For Sick Dad

A third year AB Communication student in Pangasinan is conducting an online raffle through Facebook to help raise funds for his father diagnosed with cancer who lives a thousand kilometers away from him.