15 Pasalubong Treats from Santa Fe, Nueva Viscaya’s OTOP

Santa Fe, Nueva Viscaya is a town rich in natural resources, handicrafts, plants and scenery.  The One Town One Product (OTOP) by Department of Trade and Industries ( DTI) opened in 2017 had a lot of products to offer as pasalubong or treats.

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Santa Fe OTOP Center

15 Pasalubong Treats from Santa Fe, Nueva Viscaya

15.) Key chains and Cellphone holder – The most common souvenir item. They are affordable and easy to bring.

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Santa Fe Orchidarium

14.) Native orchids and ferns- For those who can grow orchids and native plant, Santa Fe had an orchidarium where one can buy some orchids.

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13.) Wood carvings and nativity set- hand carved by the native and indigenous group which inhabit the province.

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12.) Native Hats and Containers- The native hats is nice and containers made from tree fern.

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11.) T-shirts – Ideal gift and remembrance coming from the town.

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10.)  Artificial bonsai trees flowers- These are made by prisoners. Ideal as centerpiece and gift this Yuletide season. One also give hope to the prisoners who took long time to make these trees.

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9.) Handwoven Bags- Handwoven bags ideal for all ages can be bought at the center.

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8. ) Peanut Jams, Strawberry Jams, Guava Jelly, Honey, Suka – One of the most common pasalubong sold at the center.

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7.) Tapis or Wrap Around Skirts- Different pattern or weave. One can buy ready to wear tapis or wrap around skirts.

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6.) Chaleco and Native dress- for men or women

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5.) Baskets- There are different kinds of basket – these are made from rattan, pandan or small twigs.

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basket for fruits or center piece

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3.) Fruit Holders and Bags – There are different patterns and designs to choose from

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baskets

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2.) Palayok- Young children would like to play on these items and they are also ideal as display.

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1.) Broom stick- Walis tambo, walis tingting were the most common item for sale at the Santa Fe OTOP center.

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Santa Fe , Nueva Viscaya province OTOP

Lovelier the Second Time: Upcycling at Los Baños Horticultural Society

Los Baños Horticultural Society in partnership with University of the Philippines -Los Baños presents to the general public from October 4 to 13, 2019 the mid- year garden show presenting different exhibits showcasing upcycling.

Aside the the landscaping competition, exhibits, commercial booths, There will be local products for sale.

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There is a minimal entrance fees of Php 30.00 for the general public and Php 20.00 for students, senior citizens and persons with disabilities. The exhibit site is the Senior Social Hall of the University of the Philippines -Los Baños.

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One of the respected guests of honor included Dr. Salvador Bautista. He is a respected horticulturist and landscape architect. The exhibit and landscape area is open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Daily Lectures

Different Strokes for Different People” (Landscaping seminar)
by Dr. Salvador Bautista, Horticulturist and Landscape Architect
Oct. 5 (Saturday) 2PM

“Water Hyacinth as Raw Material for Making Coin Purses and Mats and Bayong-making using Pandan”
by Mr. Renel Batralo of Rolyo Likha
Oct. 7 (Monday) 9AM

“Christmas Decor out of Water Hyacinth”
by Ms. Remy Adedoja of Laguna Water Hyacinth
Oct. 7 (Monday) 2PM

“Breeding and Taking Care of Fighting Fish”
by Ms. Beatrice Lontok of UPLB Limnological Station
Oct. 8 (Tuesday) 9AM

“Drawing Plants”
by Mr. Dan Raralio, Visual Artist
Oct. 8 (Tuesday) 2PM

“Philippine Native Plants and Trees”
by Prof. Pastor Malabrigo, Jr., Plant Taxonomist, Marine Botanist and Biodiversity Expert
Oct. 12 (Saturday) 2PM