Philippines has been an archipelago of awesome islands and natural resources. But with all the social media posts and IG-worthy pics we usually see, there’s many things about out 7641 islands that you don’t see yet.
One of those wonder islands are found in Central Mindanao: SOCCSKSARGEN (South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, and General Santos City) or also called REGION XII.
If you wish to know more about this cool islands, here’s a treat for you. As Department of Tourism – Region 12 (DOT-12) entitled Treasures of SOX: A Travel and Trade Expo Year 4. It aims to bring this part of Central Mindanao closer to metro manila and nearby areas. The expo run last April 25-28 2019 at the atrium of Robinson’s Place Manila.
Exhibitions by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Agricultural Training Institute, and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources went to show their best booths during the event. Attendees went amazed by the learnings and cool insights like regional business and investment forums, a fashion show featuring indigenous materials, and various cultural presentations.
Aside from these, visitors were able to see the and bought different delicacies and various fresh and processed food products, wearable bags, textiles (such as T’boli t’nalak from Lake Sebu, South Cotabato), accessories, handicrafts, and other products made from indigenous materials.
For more fun travel goals, they also had the booth where visitors can purchase region 12 tour packages if you wish to visit the awesome destinations of Central Mindanao: SOCCSKSARGEN. These tour packages are consists of different tourism attraction and activities where you can experience the best of what Central Mindanao has to offer. It consist of 3 days-2 nights hotel stay, workshops and creative activities, sport adventures, and foodtrips.
On line with that, DOT-12 is also set to unveil a new tourism product at Treasures of SOX – a VIP Card that tourists can use to avail of freebies, and discounts from Regional Tourism Council-Accreditted establishments. Guests also learned more about DOT-12 newest initiative called Complete Women, a gender and development effort aimed at empowering the women workers of the tourism industry.