On September 15, 2022, Enchanted Kingdom and DTI Laguna hosted the EK DTI OTOP Hub’s Grand Opening at the Jungle Outpost Zone. As part of Enchanted Kingdom and DTI’s efforts to promote our local entrepreneurs and their goods, the hub will feature well-known Laguna delicacies. In addition to the culinary items being sold in the Jungle Outpost Zone (next to the Jungle Log Jam ride), the Cultural Village zone’s Pugad Shop also sells locally made bags and accessories, coffee and tea gift packs, and coffee and tea gift sets. Included among the prominent homegrown brands are Harito’s Food Products, Raymar’s Peanuts, Switsis, Piana Gourmet, Cocoplus, Mama Mia’s, Romalyn’s Ube Halaya, MCA Mushroom, Vegetari, Yollie’s Alamang, Daisy’s Kropek, Kitchen Angels, Dairy Deluxe, Sano, Zennie’s, Amazing Foods, Likhaya, Brics Turmeric, Calle Arco.
OTOP Philippines Hub is a retail store or space where OTOP offerings can be found. DTI and LGUs with private partners and associations/cooperatives embark on transforming pasalubong centers and souvenir shops all over the country as a market access platform for mainstream consumers and buyers. OTOP (OTOP Philippines One Town, One Product) is a priority stimulus program where products rooted in local culture, resources and competitive advantage are determined, curated, developed, supported and marketed.
In attendance during this special occasion were Mr. Cesar Mario O. Mamon, Enchanted Kingdom Chairman and President, Dr. Cynthia R. Mamon, COO and the rest of their Execom, Hon. Mayor of Santa Rosa, Laguna Arlene B. Arcillas, DTI 4A OIC-Regional Director Marissa C. Argente, DTI Laguna OIC-Provincial Director Cesar German Gerpacio, Mr. Peter Jaynul V. Uckung, OIC, LTCATO, along with the other Provincial Directors from CALABARZON. Also present were our homegrown OTOPreneurs, the MSMEs enrolled under the One Town, One Product Next Generation (OTOP Next Gen) Program. Their products underwent product development through OTOP Next Gen to help them level-up their products, widen their market reach, and prepare them to penetrate the international market.
The first flying theater in the Philippines, “Agila the EKsperience,” which transports passengers on an exhilarating adventure through the gorgeous mountains, breathtaking beaches, and spectacular islands of the Philippines, was also available to the guests. This partnership with DTI is just one example of how the Enchanted Kingdom continues to take pleasure in the beauty of the Philippines—its destinations, goods, and people.