GO LOKAL! OPENS IN GLORIETTA. Following the success of Go Lokal! stores in partner malls and shopping centers, the newest Go Lokal! officially opened at Glorietta 2, Makati City on 4 October. Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez (2nd from L), Ayala Land Chairman Mr. Fernando de Zobel de Ayala (3rd from L) with Philippine Chamber of Handicraft Exporters and Artisans Inc. (PCHEAI) President Mila Lacson (4th from L) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a Go Lokal! pop-up store in the one of the leading shopping malls in Makati. The store features unique products from the micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). “MSMEs can now reach the mainstream market and not worry about listing fees and advance rent on spaces,” said Secretary Ramon Lopez. “Go Lokal! serves as an incubation venue for MSMEs before expanding to the mainstream market,” he added. Also at the ribbon cutting were Undersecretary Nora Terrado (leftmost), Ayala Malls Group Head Rowena Tomeldan (2nd from R), PCHEAI Board Member Raymond Maron (3rd from R), and Ayala Land Senior Division Manager Joseph Reyes (rightmost).

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