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Local Industries and Business Opportunities: Aklan Province Islands Philippines


page 1... Local Industries and Business Opportunities: Aklan Province Islands Philippines

List of some manufacturers in the province...

Although primarily an agricultural province, Aklan has good potentials for development in the manufacturing industry sector. The priority industries identified for promotion are looms weaving, gifts and house wares, metal craft and cut flowers, food processing, clay-based and furniture.

Loom weaving in Aklan includes raffia, abaca (sinamay) and piña weaving:

Pina Weaving: Aklan Province Islands PhilippinesPiña weaving – Piña used is of the local variety with long and spiny leaves. Woven at Brgys. New Buswang, Old Buswang, Bakhaw Sur and Bakhaw Norte, Kalibo, Banga, Balete, Lezo and Malinao. Aklan knotted piña fibers come from Banga, Balete, Madalag, Lezo and Libacao. There are approximately 200 weavers engaged in piña weaving. Lately, piña weaving blended with silk is being produced in Kalibo, Aklan.

Raffia – weaving is the major source of livelihood in Brgy. Magpag-ong, Batan and some areas in New Washington, Aklan. There are approximately 250 loom weavers engaged in this activity. Market is in Manila through traders.

Sinamay – Banga is the center of production, Madalag, Libacao, Lezo and Makato are also producing in limited capacity. Sinamay is used for bag linings and placemats. Closely woven sinamay (pinukpok na abaca) is being used by fashion designers/couturiers as barong material. There are 2,000 sinamay weavers province wide as of 1992.

Gifts and House ware remains to be a top priority because of its potential in the export market. Raw materials such as piña, abaca, rattan splits, buri palms and nito are abundant in the locality. These materials are he basic inputs of the gifts and house wares manufacturing firms. The sector has a total of 42 producers as of June 1993 of which 6 are exporters, 3 direct and 3 indirect. Some products produced by GTH producers are buri mats, abaca slippers, nito and buri bags and baskets. Christmas decorations and handmade paper and paper products.

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Philippines Cuisine Characteristics

The traditional way of eating is with the hands, especially dry dishes such as inihaw or prito. The diner will take a bite of the main dish, then eat rice pressed together with his fingers.

This practice, known as kamayan, is rarely seen in urbanized areas. However, Filipinos tend to feel the spirit of kamayan when eating amidst nature during out of town trips, beach vacations, and town fiestas.

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