The Annual Galing Bataan Trade Fair, at the Plaza Mayor de Balanga officially opened last April 4 - April 9 2018.

It was participated by Government Officials, Provincial and City Department Heads, owners of the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, members of Bataan Food and Non – Food Manufacturers Association and the Guest of Honor, Engr. Eusebio B, Aquino, together with his family.DTI Provincial Director, Ms. Nelin Cabahug discussed about the 7 M’s of the successful entrepreneurs. As stated by Ms. Cabahug, the 7M’s are Mindset, Mastery, Mentoring, Money, Machine, Market Access, and Models of Negosyo.

These are created to inspire the people to start a business and be an intelligent entrepreneur, and eventually equip them to contribute to the economic growth of the country by producing world class and quality products. The number of participants in the trade fair has been consistently increasing annually with a total of 42 sellers and exhibitors this 2018. More and more Bataeῆos are being motivated to be entrepreneurs, to create quality products, augment their income, and to develop business knowledge, skills, and attitude.

The Guest of Honor and 2018 Galing Bataan Awardee, Engr. Aquino is the General Manager of E.B.A Construction and president of Tyre thread Rubber Manufacturing Corp. He proved that success is possible despite difficulties and he shared his humble beginnings in starting up a business. Engr. Aquino was able to overcome a lot of obstacles and believes that problems are opportunities in disguise. His parents instilled the importance of diligence and hardwork right from childhood. Aside from being exemplary in the infrastructure industry, he also ventures in the hotel industry.

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