Have a taste of Filipino delicacies at the DTI Sikat Pinoy Food Fair

By Jonnah Pante - on 16 Mar 2017, 12:47pm

The Department of Trade and Industry – Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (DTI-BDTP) has officially opened the 2017 series of national domestic trade fair through the Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair.

With the theme “Piling-Piling Pagkaing Pilipino,” shoppers will have a taste of signature dishes, regional delicacies, organic products, and fresh produce from different Philippine provinces through the Sikat Pinoy Food Fair exhibitors comprised of 200 small and medium enterprises that are thoroughly screened to meet the standards set by the DTI-BDTP.

DTI Executives at the 2017 Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair kick-off ceremony.

"Every year, we see improvements in the submissions from participating exhibitors, in terms of product quality as well as proper packaging and labeling. Through their exposure in the Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair, our SMEs from the regions are upgrading their standards to be more competitive not just for domestic buyers but for the global market as well," said DTI-BDTP Director Rhodora M. Leaño.

Exhibitors will also be offering processed meats, wines and beverages, ready-to-eat bottled food, chocolates and snack foods, spices and condiments, jams and spreads, health supplements, kitchen basics, processed meats, as well as organic fruits and vegetables, fish and other marine products.

Carrying the same objective of letting local products reach the wider market on its fifth year, the Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair for this year will accentuate organic and hydroponics garden, halal-certified products of the Bicol region, and selected products from Zamboanga Peninsula.

Aside from food exhibits, the Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair will also feature lectures and cooking demonstrations.

The five-day free admission event will run from March 15-19, 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM at the Megatrade Halls of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City. Here's a quick review of the fair's schedule of activities:

For more information, you may contact DTI-BDTP at (02) 7513223 or through


Jonnah Pante

Jonnah Pante / Senior Writer