Highlighting the creativity and craftsmanship of the Batacquenos, the City Government of Batac headed by Mayor Albert D. Chua rolled out a two-day Buri Handicraft workshop using the silag leaves. Silag is a locally grown tree that is abundant in Barangay Colo where the training was conducted.
It involved 30 participants from Barangay Colo, and was facilitated by the Office of the City Agriculturist in collaboration with the Del Mar Shellcraft Multipurpose Cooperative from Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte.
This initiative aims to uplift the local handicraft industry of the city but also offers an additional livelihood for residents and enriches the city’s tourism offerings.
Members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod graced the training site, vowing support for the continuity of this program and marketing the products.