New OTOP hub to aid MSMEs in Davao de Oro town

DAVAO DE ORO – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Davao de Oro launched its first One-Town-One Product (OTOP) hub at Jorge Town in the Municipality of Montevista last October 28 which aims to showcase the various products of the micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME).

The hub serves as a one-stop retail store where market-ready OTOP products such as arts, crafts, wearables, home styles, food, and beauty and wellness products are made available to both local buyers and tourists.

During the launch, Lawyer Lucky Siegfred Balleque, DTI provincial director in the area said the OTOP hub is a reliable mechanism in promoting the MSME’s products with global standards.

 “This is a way of helping our MSME’s sell their products and at the same time showcase these based on the quality as we know that the products in Davao de Oro are competitive in the market,” Balleque said.

He added that all items displayed at the hub were attributed to the richness of the province’s natural resources as the direct source of raw materials of the products.

The DTI in Davao de Oro also provided intervention programs to MSMEs through various training sessions and seminars that helped them enhance their designs, quality, production, and marketability of each product.

The highlight of the event was the ceremonial signing of the memorandum of agreement between DTI-Davao de Oro and Jorge Town CEO Maria Teresa D. Zamora. (NW)