DTI sets up 111 OTOP stores to boost MSMEs

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By Philippine News Agency

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said it has opened a total of 111 One Town, One Product (OTOP) stores nationwide as of Tuesday.

The DTI told reporters in a message that 22 of these stores were established from January 2022 to February this year.

“These were established in partnership with external partners such as Alagang Ayala and CAAP (Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines) who provided rent-free spaces for some OTOP hubs,” it said.

OTOP is a priority stimulus program of the DTI for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in different regions in the country.

This aims to promote products and services unique to the culture, community resources and competitive advantage of a locality. Products and services offered in OTOP hubs are those that localities are best known for.

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