Thursday, January 11, 2018

Senator Legarda visits Antique exhibit

Senator Loren Legarda is warmly welcomed by Antiqueños during her recent visit in San Jose, Antique. Several MSME’s displayed their local products at the EBJ Auditorium to promote and encourage fellow Antiqueños to patronize local products like coffee, tableya, fresh milk, yogurt, muscovado and others.

DTI VI OIC RD Rebecca M. Rascon and Tibiao Mayor Gil Bandoja with TAWKA Loomweavers

DTI VI OIC-Regional Director Rebecca M. Rascon, DTI Antique Provincial Director Mercedes Young and Tibiao Municipal Mayor Gil Bandoja (standing center with yellow lei) pose with DTI Antique Provincial Office personnel, LGU Tibiao staff and the DTI-assisted loomweavers, Tibiao Active Weavers and Knotters Association (TAWKA), from Tibiao, Antique. Ceremonial turnover of the 10 units of handlooms to Mayor Bandoja and TAWKA by Senator Loren Legarda and DTI was facilitated during the senator’s visit in San Jose, Antique on January 10, 2018./DTI Antique

Senator Loren Legarda receives her coffee-paint portrait

Senator Loren Legarda receives her coffee hand-painted portrait from Antique Gov. Rhodora Cadiao and DTI OIC Regional Director Rebecca M. Rascon during the senator’s visit in the Province of Antique on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

Monday, November 20, 2017

2017 Panubli-on Heritage Awardee - Negros Occidental


Anita ‘Anet’ Feria is the pioneering person behind the famous Negros Occidental ceramic industry for world market. She eventually innovated the mix of ceramics with handloom pandan leaves which under the brand Anaware created an international acceptance for exports to Europe, USA, Australia and Japan.

2017 Panubli-on Heritage Awardee - Iloilo


Nang Ana or Ms. Ana C. Cordova started her business in the year 1969. At first it was just a hobby, eventually she decided to sell her products. Straw mats, placemats, banig and other straw products were her first products. 

2017 Panubli-on Heritage Awardee - Guimaras


Loreta E. Zaragosa, the great matriarch of the Katikati community in Brgy. San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras started weaving at the age of six.

2017 Panubli-on Heritage Awardee - Capiz


Mr. Pascual Deita is a producer of fine-crafted bamboo products from Brgy. Bonga, Panay, Capiz.  His artistic prowess and creativity were developed when, as an out-of-school youth in 1975, he was identified as one of the scholars of the Capiz Provincial Government of a vocational course on bamboo craft production offered by the Capiz Model Production Center of NACIDA (National Cottage Industries Development Authority) in Ivisan, Capiz.