The Aklan Piña and Fiber Festival, now on its 12th year and one of the major highlights of the Aklan Day celebration on April 25 is a showcase of Public and Private Partnership (PPP), according to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
The DTI said that since its inception twelve years ago, it has become an activity where government and private organizations combine their resources and efforts to showcase the best products of Aklan in time with the province’ anniversary celebration.
This year, the showcase, which will run from April 25 to 30, will be featuring Aklan’s best products made of piña, abaca and raffia loomwoven fabrics, fashion accessories and souvenir items.
The festival will also be showcasing the best-tasting processed meat, bakery, confectionery and pasalubong, and plants and garden products.
Engineered bamboo products in Aklan will also be exhibited in line with DTI’s flagship program to promote and develop a local resource-based industry.
International Lifestyle designer PJ Arañador will also be showcasing the contemporary lifestyle setting of living spaces, while Aklan’s 17 municipalities will have their agro-industrial exhibit of their respective One Town One Product (OTOP).
Joining the DTI in the conduct of the Piña and Fiber Festival showcase are the Provincial Government of Aklan, the Congressional District Office (CDO), the Fiber Industry Development Authority (FIDA), the Aklan Piña and Indigenous Fibers Manufacturers and Traders Association, Inc. (PIÑAMANTRA), and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. Aklan Chapter. (JCM/VGV DTI/PIA 6 Aklan)