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Displaced Marawi entrepreneurs to get subsidy during month-long Ramadan Fair 2018

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Displaced Marawi entrepreneurs to get subsidy during month-long Ramadan Fair 2018

THE ANNUAL Ramadan Trade Fair is set to open Friday, May 11, with 75 booths featuring local goods, the Department of Trade and Industry-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao announced. Twenty of these booths will be dedicated to hosting the businesses of those who are still displaced by last year’s conflict in Marawi City. Their booths will be subsidized by the Office of the Regional Governor, along with food and accommodation during their stay in Cotabato City throughout the trade fair. “We will be giving them grants of P30,000 for capital and P10,000 for the tools they will be needing as they take their business here to Cotabato City for the Ramadhan fair,” Norkhalila Mae Mambuay-Campong, the regional governor’s staff chief-of-staff said in a statement. The fair will feature both food and non-food products, geared towards endorsing and renewing interest in the local goods available across the region. The trade fair is expected to run until June 15, the projected end of Ramadan, which will start May 16 or 17, depending on the moon sighting.

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