CITY OF MALOLOS–Online market continues to be a major sales and distribution platform of Bulacan’s produce amidst the current post pandemic new normal business and industry operations.

Edna Dizon, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) provincial director said that a chunk or 33. 27% of 11,512 new and renewed business registration of Bulacan micro, small, medium enterprises (MSME’s) this year are online businesses. 

Dizon said resorts, restaurants, historical and heritage sites promoted through online and social media top the online business followed by agri peoducts and food industry; furniture, garments and creative industries; transport and logistics and construction. 

Many from these local industry firms will participate in this year’s 24th year of Likha ng Central Luzon Trade Fair in SM Megamall on Oct. 26-30. 

Tatak Bulakeño products from Pasalubong Bulacan Sweets like pastillas, macapuno candies, inipit bread and ensaymada to jewelry and leather products made in Meycauayan including home decorations and Christmas adornments from other towns will be featured in several booths the fair. 

Cristina Valenzuela, chief of Development Division said however that because of the pandemic, MSME’s recorded a slight 2.6% drop from 11,824 in 2021 to 11,512 in 2022. 

This year’s Likha ng Central Luzon is the first full face to face trade fair following the two year’s pandemic.