The City Government of Manila ties with the Mindanao Development Authority as they officially launch the project “MinDa Tienda Goes to Manila” that features local agri-fishery products, organic rice and handicrafts made in Mindanao, which will be sold at the Kartilya ng Katipunan Park.

The MinDa Tienda event will last from October 23 until October 25 from 8:00am until 9:00pm. This project showcases Mindanao culture through the selling of their locally-made products such as crafts, delicacies, products by Mindanao farmers, fisherfolks and suppliers at affordable prices.

“Ngayong araw po na ito ay isang napakahalagang araw para sa amin. Katuparan ng isang pangarap na sana po ay mapansin ang Mindanao,” Sec. Piñol said.

Made possible with the City’s Bureau of Permits, Department of Tourism, Culture and Arts of Manila and Office of the Mayor Special Projects unit, MinDa Tienda also answers to the call of the national government for food sufficiency in the country amid the pandemic, as well as to contribute to peace and development of Mindanao. With this project, not only will the Mindanao culture be showcased, but also affordable products will be brought to the City for the Manilenos.

“Ito’y buong kathang-isip ni Secretary Piñol dahil sa pagmamahal niya sa Mindanao. Siya ang pumunta sa amin, pilit na inilalako kayo na mga naparito, inilalako kayo ni Secretary Piñol. Gusto niyang dalhin, ma-introduce at muling mapaalala yung magagandang produkto na nanggaling sa Mindanao na makamit dito sa Lungsod ng Maynila,” Mayor Isko said.

Manila Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno Domagoso Mindanao Development Authority Secretary Manny Piñol were also joined during the event by MinDa Assistant Secretary Cherrylyn Santos-Akbar, Mayor Judy C. Amante ng Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte, Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan, mga councilors, department heads, Manila City Hall employees, and Association of Tourism Officers of the National Capital Region.

MinDa Tienda is open from 8:00am to 9:00pm at Kartilya ng Katipunan Park from October 23 until October 25. —JKG

(Photo by K R De Asis, Pubmat by Charlene Santiago/MPIO)