We’re here in Roxas City, Capiz for the Sinadya sa Halaran Festival and one of the highlights is the opening of the Capiz Product Expo 2011.
The Capiz Product Expo 2011 is presented by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and One Town, One Product (OTOP) Philippines. It is a showcase of local artistry and craftsmanship blended with a taste of local delicacies. The expo is located at Gaisano City Mall, Roxas City. Exhibits open at 9am-8pm daily and it is ongoing until December 11th 2011. So come and discover “Manggad sang Capiz“.
Capiz Shell or “pios” (scientific name Placuna Placenta) is a vivalve shell which is an extremely translucent shell which can diffuse light making it precious looking like a “new glass”.
It was first discovered in the waters of the Province of Capiz, according to legend. Hence the name of Capiz. Local craftsmen painstakingly hand-crafted the capiz shell over the years into beautiful gift items that are truly world class.
There were other products of Capiz showed at the expo to, check out my Picasa album for more.