BOAC, Marinduque–The National Museum of the Philippines, in partnership with Sen. Loren Legarda conducted “Marinduque Buntal & Nito Weaving Demonstration recently at the National Museum of Anthropology, Old Finance Bldg., Rizal Park, Manila.
This was the inaugural weaving workshop where Marinduque’s pride, Julie Anne R. Reginio of Torrijos with Cecil T. Raza, Elen Ortega and Nonita Yap were featured in the weaving demonstration.
Marinduque’s Julie Anne’s Handicrafts is widely known for its Buntal products and has been assisted by the Department of Trade and Industry especially in improving and marketing export-quality products.
It is the sole Mimaropan entry at the 11th China-ASEAN Regional Trade Fair in China last year. The demonstration is part of a campaign to popularize traditional basket and mat weaving from the province of Marinduque as well as those from Romblon, Oriental Mindoro and Palawan.
Julie Anne’s Handicrafts has contributed in promoting the province and its products and has generated employment in the municipality of Torrijos. PIA-4B