The local government of Basco, Batanes in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) once again showcased the rich cultural heritage of Ivatans as they celebrate this year’s Kulay festival with various cultural presentations, unity dance performances, beauty pageant and display of their best processed and manufactured food products held at the Batanes Provincial Park on April 15-19, 2015.
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Office led the monthly monitoring of proper placement of price tags and labels of products in stalls and retail stores in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya public markets.
On April 13, 2015, resolution no. 39 or the resolution for the creation of a Technical Working Group wherein the Department of Trade and Industry is one of the members was enacted by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan ng Batanes. The TWG is tasked to draft incentives and assistance code for the Indigenous Ivatan Producers.