Philippine Harvest at Central Square
If you wish to be captivated with Antique, dubbed the pride of Western Visayas, this weekend is the perfect time to do it. It is because the Philippine Harvest of the Department of Tourism is set to return this coming weekend – that is from Nov. 29 through Dec. 1 – at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City.
This food and travel fair, according to DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, will put a premium on indigenous textiles.
“These fabrics made from cotton, piña, and abaca are an important part of our farmers’ harvest alongside the crops and livestock,” said Secretary Puyat.
In this joint DOT-SSI Group, Inc. initiative, the following products from 10 weaving associations are going to be featured: patadyong (multi-functional wrap-around cloth that is made of cotton blends), shawls, handwoven scarves, t-shirts, bags, hand-painted pillows, shoes, placemats, bariw and banig bags, hot pods, carpets, embroidered products, table runners, as well as accessories.
Part of this initiative, according to Secretary Puyat, is to support local artisans, preserve the rich heritage, as well as protect heirloom traditions.
What’s more, there will also be food exhibitions that will showcase local products and delicacies of Antique, such as candies, muscovado sugar, virgin coconut oil products, peanuts, roasted coffee, taro chips, ginger, sweet potato chips, squash, turmeric, kadyos, monggo, corn, batwan, gabi, as well as moringga powders.
On top of that, visitors will also enjoy vegan food products, kakanin, organic fruits and vegetables, local coffee, gourmet salted egg, artisanal tuyo, and a lot more.
“For this leg, our decision to highlight the handicraft industry encourages patronizing local goods and further enhances the shopping experience of our loyal customers,” said Anton Huang, SSI Group Inc. President, in a statement.
Central Square is open from 11 am to 10 pm from Sunday through Thursday. From Friday through Saturday, it is open from 11 am to 11 pm. You may also visit Central Square’s social media accounts: Facebook (facebook.com/centralsquareph) and Instagram (@centralsquareph).
Mark your calendar today and be engrossed with Antique this weekend.