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Department of Trade and Industry Undersecretary Ponciano C. Manalo, Jr. (center) together with (from left) Malaysian Ambassador to the Philippines Dato' Mohd Zamri bin Mohd Kassim, Secretary Gregory L. Domingo’s wife Rowena, and Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (BDTP) Director Rhodora M. Leaño look at some of the products of Filvetro Glass Jewelry, owned by Del Cruz (right), during the opening of the Sikat Pinoy National Handicrafts Fair on May 6, 2015 at the Megatrade Halls, SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City. Cruz is one of the exhibitors of products from Thailand. With the Philippines’ hosting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) this year, the fair featured products from APEC member economies to promote small medium enterprises (SMEs), free trade, and economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region. Together with SMEs from 16 regions of the Philippines, companies distributing products from Indonesia, Malaysia, Peru, Taiwan, and Thailand participated in the fair. (DTI-PRU)