DOT: ‘Philippine Harvest’ products now available for delivery
In a statement Wednesday, DOT said the online trade fair makes local products “more accessible to Filipino consumers despite the circumstances brought about by COVID-19.”
“With our efforts in taking the Philippine Harvest online, we are showing that COVID-19 will not stop our mission of making locally-sourced food sustainable and available to Filipinos,” DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said, as quoted in the statement.
“Not only can Filipinos continue to enjoy the best of local food products, but the hardworking farmers of our farm tourism sites and MSMEs [micro, small and medium enterprises] can still receive the support they need,” she added.
DOT said the online leg of “Philippine Harvest” will feature 27 local producers.
Customers may directly from the merchant’s respective social media accounts and contact numbers provided in the trade fair’s Facebook page.
The products will be brought to them via delivery services applications, DOT said.
“The participation of featured merchants is free of charge and intends to soften the economic impact of COVID-19 on local food and farm producers whose operations were affected by the pandemic. It is also a way of promoting local cuisine and ingredients amidst the quarantine period,” DOT said.
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