By: Rodrigo S. Victoria

NAVAL, Biliran – Foreign and local tourists will no longer find it hard to look for a place to buy for souvenir items once they visit the capital town of Biliran province as the town formally opened the Pasalubong center, a place where they could buy items they could bring back home.


The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) here in Biliran province led by provincial director Celerina T. Bato, through the department’s Rural Micro Enterprise Promotion Program (RuMEPP), formally turned-over on Tuesday, March 19, to the municipality of Naval the Naval Pasalubong Center.

On the same occasion DTI has also turned-over three food carts to the officers and members of the Naval Suman Makers Association (NASUMA).

Bato informed that the turn-over is a component activity under the refurbishment and launching of the Naval Pasalubong Center and provision of RuMEPP kiosks to micro enterprises (MEs).

She said that the turn-over of the Naval Pasalubong Center to LGU-Naval and the three food carts to NASUMA is a sub-component project under the approved technology upgrading and enhancement in increasing productivity and marketing assistance to micro enterprise in the province of Biliran.


The Naval Pasalubong Center which is located at the Naval public bus terminal sells locally-made souvenir products like bags, lampshades, gift and home decors and native food products like the famous Naval suman and other delicacies.

For her part, Naval Mayor Susan V. Parilla, in her talk to the officers and members of NASUMA, hopes for the sustainability of the operation of the town’s Pasalubong center.


Parilla said that her administration is willing to give counterpart whatever activities that NASUMA may venture into for the sustainability of the center including that of their suman making venture. (PIA-Biliran)

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