Negros Occidental -- Bayan Muna Party-list Representative Teddy Casiño, leading proponent of the “Buy Pinoy, Build Pinoy” campaign launched in the House of Representatives in 2009, joins the celebrations of the annual Panaad sa Negros Festival. Casiño will be encouraging tourists, patrons and local traders to support the Buy Pinoy campaign.
The Panaad festival features every town and city's best cultural performances and products at the Panaad Park and Stadium. Also in line with the festival's theme “United in One Festival, One Negros Occidental,” Casiño will articulate the “Buy Pinoy, Build Pinoy” advocacy in a forum sponsored by Foundation for Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI), together with the Association of Negros Producers (ANP) and the The Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc (PHILEXPORT), to be attended by top enterprise leaders in the region, on March 25, 2010, 8am, at Business Inn Hotel, Bacolod City.
Members of progressive partylists and organizations will accompany Casiño in the sorties to bring the Makabayan Coalition's nationalist platform closer to the public.
Casiño emphasizes that "buying Pinoy-made products and services help local industries survive the global economic crunch."
"Patronizing local goods will help save local industries and preserve jobs. We can help the economy while being proud of our locally-made products, particularly the native items with colorful ethnic designs, at the same time develop among younger generations a sense of patriotism," he says. "By encouraging Filipino consumers to love Pinoy-made products, we may even build the foundations for the growth of local industries," Casiño adds.
"We intend to impart to manufacturers, traders, local government officials and the general public our win-win message: “Buy Pinoy, Build Pinoy” for the good of every stakeholder," concludes Casiño.