Being one of the highlights of the annual anniversary of the university, this serves as an avenue for local entrepreneurs to showcase locally-made products and food.
Other booths sell ornamental plants, furniture products and creative carvings, souvenir items, and food products.
In this open fair, buyers and consumers are provided with items that are usually available outside of the province, thus saving them of delivery costs.
MMSU regards this event as one of the most anticipated events during founding anniversary celebration.
“Every year, this is the single, most-attended event in the university open to everyone. It is also the most anticipated event not just from the MMSU constituents and the people of the City of Batac, but by visitors from other municipalities in the province as well,” Dr. Shirley Agrupis, MMSU President, said.
The annual garden show and trade fair moves to its new location- the S&T Park, instead of its annual venue at the open grounds infront of the College of Law, because of Agrupis’ vision for the park as a cradle for innovation.
“In this new age, it is not enough that we appreciate our resources but we have to harness them to develop new products that would generate income, provide employment, and spur sustainable development among communities,” the university president said.
The garden show and trade fair are open to the public until Jan. 31. (JCR/JNPD/MJTAB PIA1-Ilocos Norte)
By Ma. Joreina Therese A. Blanco