Mayor Jose Espinosa III saw the need to improve tha packaging of Ilonggo products.
Aside from prolonging the shelf-life of products, packaging, according to Espinosa, is also helping entice buyers.
The mayor said Iloilo has a lot of products with strong market potential in other countries.
“In terms of quality wala na kita problema, ang kinanglan ta nalang panamion pagid ang packaging ta,” he said.
Espinosa brought up the idea of improving the packaging of locally produced products after after his visit to Fujian, China for the 5th Quanzhou Maritime Silk Road International Brand Expo on April 18-21.
The mayor said he would help especially small businesses in Iloilo City improve the packaging of their products.
“Although the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has helped our businessmen here in proper packaging, I have seen that we still need to think of how to help these businessmen more,” he said.IMT