By Patricia Bianca S. Taculao

The recent Philippine Harvest, a trade fair that showcases different products from around the country, focused on the culinary traditions shared between the Philippines and Spain.

Dubbed “Sabores de España,” the four-day fair highlighted food, fresh produce, and artisanal products from Ilocos, MIMAROPA, Central Visayas Region, Zamboanga Peninsula, CARAGA Region, and the NCR.

The fair was organized by the Department of Tourism (DOT), in participation with SSI (Store Specialists, Inc.) Group, Central Square, the Embassy of Spain, and the Tourism Operations Board.

In the meantime, the DOT-accredited travel and tour operators assisted customers and shoppers on their different travel needs. The fair hopes to promote local produce as well as tourism to the different regions in the country.