Monday, August 1, 2016
Yabang Pinoy Celebrates Made in the Philippines Week
Yabang Pinoy has constantly uphold its advocacy of choosing and prioritizing Filipino-made ideas, products and services by supporting the efforts of some organizations lobbying for the revival of “Made in the Philippines Week”. Originally promulgated by former President Manuel L. Quezon in 1936, the Proclamation No. 76 or “Made in the Philippines Week” is a way to give the necessary encouragement and stimulus to domestic industries.
Usually observed on the third week of August, the “Made in the Philippines Week” urges Filipinos to contribute to the growth of local industries by patronizing and prioritizing Filipino products for their personal and home needs. In the past, celebrations of “Made in the Philippines Week” include exhibits, expos, lectures, and bazaars showcasing Philippine products and services.
Over the years Yabang Pinoy has worked with several organizations and entities which also promote the same kind of advocacy. Patch Dulay, Founder of Obrano Heritage Goods and The Spark Project, believes that patronizing Filipino products should start from the consumers’ mindset. He said, “I want the local buyers to at the very least try supporting local, try purchasing local brands. And if they want to go a step further, advocate”. On the other hand, Marco Sebastian of Marsse Tropical Timber Plantation stated that “If [we] get more support from the buyers, we can improve our facilities, our methodologies, we can make it more affordable to other people.”
Entering into another decade of Filipino excellence and ingenuity, Yabang Pinoy strives to create programs and projects that inspire local artists and entrepreneurs to create masterpieces. One of the projects that boosts Filipino entrepreneurial spirit since the organization’s establishment in 2005 is the Global Pinoy Bazaar. This coming August 10 to 14 at Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City, Yabang Pinoy will hold its 17th Global Pinoy Bazaar in line with the celebration of “Made in the Philippines Week”. The movement believes that by staging projects such as Global Pinoy Bazaar, it may become instrumental in the revival of Proclamation No. 76.
To get updates regarding this proclamation, stay in touch with Yabang Pinoy through www.yabangpinoy.com.