Filipino Exporters

By Pinoys? Buy Pinoy!

With the increase in fuel prices quite recently, how far will P10 get you? Far enough to marvel at the creativity and ingenuity of Filipino entrepreneurs. We were at the 5th Buy Pinoy Exporters Fair - Pinoy At Its Best: World-Class Philippine Products for Filipino Buyers last August 4-8, 2004 at the 5th Level, Megatrade Hall 2, Building B and P10 was the cost of the ticket per person. Once inside the hall, we met Filipino entrepreneurs who sold anything and everything from paper products, to bags, to textiles, to furniture and d�cor, to food, etc., etc. So, if you are looking for a business opportunity to promote Philippine products domestically or elsewhere or if you are looking to order some nice Philippine-made items for gifts or souvenir items for a celebration that you are planning, please read on and know how to get in touch with some pretty talented and creative fellow Pinoys:

ocliasa

THE YELLOW VIOLET HOUSE: YOUR VILLAGE GIFT-SHOP WORKSHOP of Ms. Isabelita de Guzman-Ocliasa. You may get in touch with her at isabeocliasa@yahoo.com or write her at Saragossa St. cor. Vista Verde Avenue, VVEV Cainta, Rizal, Philippines. Her phone numbers are: +63 918-916-23-53 and +632 647-37-22. Ms. Ocliasa makes cards with rosaries and bracelets and she also has handcrafted diaries with bags and photo albums.

Update: Isabe's contact info has changed. Please see Scrapbooks, Scapbook Materials, and Journals (Aug 18, 2005 entry of Angel)

JAM'S BAGS: They make reasonably-priced, colorful, casual handbags. You may get in touch with Juliet Cervania at +63 917-517-00-70.


care crafts

CARE CRAFTS: This is the Livelihood Program of Care Channels and the products are made by poor families. They provide scholarships to the kids of the mothers who work for them, healthcare, and other social services. They are located in places like Metro Manila and Baguio. So, as you purchase or order their products, you are likewise contributing to a worthy cause.


flower calendar

Care Crafts makes cards, gift tags, calendars and frames, some with real pressed flowers. Minimum order size is 100 pieces and 1 and � month lead time is needed for orders. A 50% deposit will be required upon the placement of your order while the balance is settled upon delivery. You may contact Ms. Amy Aro at +632 927-45-63 or +632 434-48-30. Their e-mail is channels@pacific.net.ph and their website is carechannels.org. They are located at 83-B Maginoo St. Baranggay Central, Diliman, Quezon City 1104 Philippines.


Eusebio Cruz, Kamalin

KAMALIN RELIGIOUS TRADING CO.: They produce, repair, and re-paint statues made of fiberglass material. They also sell religious medals, rosaries, stampitas, novenas, and other religious items. Their showroom and factory are located at No. 12 Buguion, Calumpit, Bulacan 3003 Philippines. Contact Mr. Eusebio G. Cruz at +63 917-615-73-23.


Sally's Crafts

SALLY'S CRAFTS: They manufacture and export holiday d�cor and gifts. You can order angels, in red, gold, or green, for example, to hang on your Christmas trees. General Manager is Salvacion M. Novera. Their address is 3308 Lawin St. Rhoda Subdivision, Los Ba�os, Laguna 4030, Philippines. You may contact them by e-mail at novemila@compass.com.ph or at salcraft@laguna.net. Phone number is: +63 917-500-11-37.

JAMMIE'S HOMEBAKED GOODIES: For cheddar cheese, queso de bola or ube ensaymadas and other goodies, contact jammies97@yahoo.com. They are located at 54 C. Lorenzo St. EVS BF Para�aque. Phone number is +632 805-60-01 or +63 917-814-89-60.

ARTFINDS: For small gift items like cardholders and frames. You may reach them at artfinds@hotmail.com. They are located at 1238 Dearborn St. Parkplace Subdivision, Cainta, Rizal.


Balena

BALE�A MULTICRAFT INC.: They are exporters and manufacturers of Philippine fashion jewelry. They have colorful and attractive bangles and necklaces. Their offices are located at 507 V. Rama Ave., Cebu City, Philippines and at 32 Riviera St., Merville Park, Para�aque, Metro Manila, Philippines. You may e-mail them at balena@gsilink.com or call them at +63 917-320-65-33 or at +632 824-97-04. Look for Mina or Lorna Bale�a.

MARJORIE'S BEST DELIGHTS: They sell vacuum-packed dried fish. Try their dried fish tocino (Salmonete or Threadfin Breams) which is quite meaty and tasty. You can call them at +632 823-12-67. They are located at 3769 Aster Road, Sun Valley Subd. Bicutan, Para�aque City, Philippines.

Entrepreneurs and exporters are the lifeblood of the Philippine economy. If we can patronize their products and services or do our share in promoting them, then we boost the economic prospects of our country. So go ahead, contact any of the above Pinoys and discover the talent inherent in our race. These days, P10 does not seem like much but it can bring you an appreciation of what Filipinos can create with the resources that are available. Now, to taste, use, or enjoy these creations, you'll obviously have to shell out P10 several times over but I assure you, it will all be well worth it.

Originally written for Philippine Fiesta (August 27, 2004 issue) by: Angelica Bautista Viloria

[By Angelica Viloria | Monday, August 30, 2004]


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