Caloocan kicks off 61st founding anniversary with city trade bazaar

The Caloocan City local government launched a city trade bazaar at the City Hall on Monday, Feb. 6, to kick off the city’s 61st founding anniversary celebration.

Caloocan City Mayor Dale "Along" Gonzalo Malapitan led the ribbon-cutting of the trade bazaar called "Juanap Buhay Caloocan Trade Bazaar."

The bazaar is in collaboration with the city departments, including the Persons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO), Public Employment Service Office (PESO), and Caloocan Anti-Drug Abuse Office (CADAO).

PESO officer-in-charge Violeta Gonzales said the bazaar is a city project that seeks to assist Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the city that intend to expand their businesses.

"Sana ay marami pa tayong matulungan na mga kababayan natin sa pamamagitan ng pamumuhunan nila at makilala ang ating lungsod bilang friendly na siyudad para sa mga namumuhunan (I hope we can help many residents through their investments and recognize our city as a friendly city for investors)," the mayor said.

He also expressed his gratitude to the city departments and sponsors that contributed their support to the bazaar project.

Malapitan also showcased each stall inside the bazaar. Most stalls offer local merchandise and food products.

The bazaar is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. until Feb. 15.