“Manay Gina’s Love Packs” boosts MSME products
THE “Manay Gina Love Packs”, a new product developed in support of Micro Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (MSMEs) in the Fourth District was recently launched by
Manay Gina de Venecia, mother of Rep. Christopher de Venecia.
Manay Gina launched it in her new website http:/lovemanaygina.com promoting some of the enticing food and handcrafted products in the Fourth District.
Using the hash tags #supportlocal and #buylocal, the “Manay Gina Love Packs” which she, her son Christopher and daughter Carissa personally curated, in order to create wider demands for locally-produced food products and handicrafts and make them more marketable.
The wife of five-time Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr., said she wanted to give back and support local enterprises that managed to thrive despite the pandemic in recognition of the love, industry, sacrifice and perseverance of local entrepreneurs and their workers.
In the “Manay Gina Love Packs” are marinated bangus and bangus in bottles, coco banana chips, peanut brittle, pesto tuyo, yema spread, dragon fruit vinegar, calamansi juice concentrate, turmeric tea, “tupig”, “pingka” dried fish, “bagoong” or fish paste, an intricately decorated hand fan as well as religious items or replicas of saints from Manaoag.
These will sell at from P1,500, P2,500 or P2,500 depending on the size of the love packs, which are specially designed as gift packages for Christmas and all-year round.
Proceeds (after costs of the items) in the sales of “Manay Gina Love Packs”, will go to the funding of community pantries and some women-led businesses within the district.
“Hopefully, this initiative will encourage entrepreneurship, creativity, innovation and female empowerment, which are all close to my heart, especially the latter as I have been an advocate of women empowerment all these years, “ Manay Gina stressed.
The items in the “Manay Gina Love Packs” are sourced from Elisha Bay Food Products of Mangin, Dagupan City, Fortune Dragon Agri-Farm in San Jacinto; household industries in Dagupan and San Fabian, the Blessed Hand Turmeric Tea in Manaoag, the Up Lokal in Mangaldan, Mendoza Handicrafts in Manaoag, Romana Food Products in Mangaldan, the SRP Religious articles in Manaoag and the Fernandez Bagoong Trading and Jarold’s Food Product both in Dagupan, among others.
Earlier, Congressman De Venecia organized 15 local graphic artists on a week-long skills training and mobilized them to redesign the logos and outdoor signs of existing local MSMEs so that they can attract more customers. (Leonardo Micua)
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