Monday, February 15, 2016

BUGANA: Buying Iloilo, Building Iloilo

The local produce of several towns in the province of Iloilo will be on exhibit at the fountain area of Robinsons Place Iloilo as the participating micro, small and medium enterprises seek to book orders from local buyers. 

BUGANA will run from February 20-23, 2016 and will feature the towns of San Joaquin, Sta. Barbara, Concepcion, Carles, Miagao, Estancia, Tigbauan, Leon, Pavia, Oton, Igbaras, Duenas, Leganes, Cabatuan, Balasan, Integrated Entrepreneurs of Iloilo, Philippines with the towns of Calinog, Janiuay, San Enrique and Barotac Viejo.

The products on display are the best that these participating communities can produce given the resources available to them. The towns also take pride in showcasing their crafts and skills.

Many people are starting to own and manage their small businesses for the main reason of generating profit for many of them believe belief that they have something special to offer. Small scale industries started gaining popularity as many personal enterprises started springing up. Their contribution has been recognized as the main sustenance of the local economy with their capacity to enhance economy output and welfare among its constituents.

BUGANA is a trade fair for small and medium-sized enterprises in the province of Iloilo. These businesses play an extremely important role in today's global economy and are a powerful engine for economic growth. The event serves as a platform for SMEs to connect with other participants where they can network, collaborate and exchange ideas and experiences especially in running a socially responsible business.

In events such as this, SMEs can strategize their marketability by integrating sales and promotion of their products and services and also benchmark their company by analyzing the competition in the local market.

Let's face it, traveling can be expensive these days.  So, why not stay close to home this summer and experience all the local communities fair has to offer. Let the 2016 BUGANA be your local travel destination this February.  Experience the music, food, arts and crafts, exhibits and more that only come from our community.

The 2nd BUGANA is organized by the Office of Culture, Arts, History and Tourism of Iloilo Province, Robinsons Place Iloilo, The Department of Trade and Industry and The Daily Guardian. For more information, please contact the Office of Culture, Arts, History and Tourism at (033) 3384910.


  1. Good day, Sir!

    We are Andrew and Bianca, Multimedia Arts students from iACADEMY in Makati, and are currently working on a tourism website of Panay for our thesis project. In line with this, we would like to request of an online interview with you regarding Iloilo's tourism status.

    We hope you'll have time to read and favor our request. Thank you very much.

    (I am sorry if this message might seem informal, Sir. We have been trying to contact your office via email [ and] since April 2015, but we're unfortunate that we haven't got a response until now.)

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