The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has recently launched the Bangon Marawi Store at the Ground Floor of the DTI Building along Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City.
This initiative is the Department’s way of contributing to the recovery and reconstruction of Marawi City following the damage to infrastructure and private properties due to clashes in the area.
The Bangon Marawi Store features Maranao products such as brassware, wooden furniture, wearables, woven products, jewelry, fashion accessories, and native delicacies.
Maranao entrepreneurs are among the internally displaced people (IDPs) in Marawi and this initiative is one way of helping these traders showcase their products and culture.
Some of the products on sale at the store:
Palapa is a condiment made of caramelized scallions, ginger, chilis, and toasted coconut. Real hot by itself, but great with bagoong!
Lukot lukot or tinagtag is a traditional Maranao snack that looks like toasted pancit, but is actually a form of rice crispies.
In the video, Canadian Kyle Jennermann (aka Kulas) shows how the delicacy is prepared.
At the Bangon Marawi store, it sells for less than PhP100 per pack. Check out the many interesting products on sale. The store runs until December 30.