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World Fair Trade Day Events Across the Philippines PDF Print E-mail


Cagayan de Oro

World Fair Trade Day:  Big Bang!
May 8-10, Eastwood Mall, Libis, Quezon City
*  3 day Fair Trade Fair
   "4 Inspirations":  A tribute to the ingenuity of Filipino artisans.
*  Exhibition on the history of World Fair Trade Day in the Philippines

May 8 - Fair Trade Fair & Forum @ Eastwood Mall, Libis
*  2-4pm - Fair Trade Forum (by invite only) - inspirational talks,
performance by Makiling and media forum

May 9 - World Fair Trade Day:  Big Bang! @ Eastwood Mall, Libis
*  11am Cooking Demonstration by UMFI
*  2pm Craft Making Demo by FFTV
*  5-8pm - FREE CONCERT, featuring leading Pinoy world music artists
such as Syalam, Kadangyan, Lakbaylahi & Talahib

May 9 - WSM Thematic Workshop on Social Economy @ Sulo Hotel
*  1-3pm Fair Trade Presentation (by invite only)

May 10 - Fair Trade for Families - Mother's Day Special @ Eastwood Mall, Libis
*  10-3pm Children's Colouring-in Competition for Fair Trade
*  3-5 pm.  Colouring-in Comp Judging & Special Mother's Day 
Fair Trade Performance            


Fair Trade Fridays in April:  Make your Mark for Fair Trade!
Night Cafe, Magsaysay Park, Divisoria
April 3, 17, 24

*  Make your Mark on a giant Fair Trade streamer
*  Student Art in the Park
*  Free T-Shirt Painting
*  Beat a Drum for Fair Trade (and get your photo taken)
*  Flower Pressing demonstration

World Fair Trade Day in May
May 1, 6.30am - 8.00am, Assembly at City Hall. 

* Join the Fair Trade contingent at the Labor Day parade! Bring any fairly made drum and get a chance to win prizes!
* Route: City Hall - Velez Street - C.M. Recto Avenue - Limketkai Center

May 4, 8.30-10.00pm, Capitol Grounds
* Speakers' Bureau: Speak on related advocacies closest to your heart
* Bands Unite: Sing OPMs and pay tribute to your favorite Filipino Music heroes at the evening concert.
* School/Org Talent Groups Welcome: add wholesome variety to the show.
* Buy Fair: World Fair Trade Day goes to "Salo-Tabo". Buy Fair Trade products at the fair and participate in various activities all day long!
* Dance to drum beats with local and Bukidnon talents at night!

Paul McCartney
“Fair Trade is essential for millions of people who work and struggle for survival everyday. It’s all about justice and human rights... join me in supporting World Fair Trade Day” Sir Paul McCartney. 

Naga City

Cebu City

World Fair Trade Day: Big Bang for Bicol! will be celebrated in conjunction
with the Bicol Business Week celebrations. 

Buy Fair Trade! 
Avenue Plaza Hotel Carpark, May 10-17
* Fair Trade stall in the Bicol Business Week Trade Fair
Fair Trade Forum

 May 14, Avenue Plaza Hotel
*  Public forum
*  Beating Drums for Fair Trade:  Beat Climate Change, Beat Economic Crisis, Beat Poverty
*  Inspirational speech
*  Mini-colloquia on Fair Trade

Fair Trade Week! 
May 9-17

World Fair Trade Day!
May 9, Ayala Activity Centre

*  9am - Calesa Parade with Drumming (Assembly at Fuente Circle Rotunda)
*  10am - Opening of Fair Trade Fair which runs through to May 12)

Fair Trade Forums - on Poverty, Climate Change, and Global Economic Crisis
May 11, Ayala Activity Centre


 Iloilo City


The Fair Trade Foundation- Panay will lead the annual WFTD celebration in Panay Island.

Fair Trade Exhibit
May 9, lobby of Provincial Capitol
*  Exhibit of products of fair trade advocates/producers and people in action

Fair Trade Forum
May 9, Purple Seller Shop, Jaro, Iloilo City
*  Selected consumers, retailers, marketing and producers' organisations
will discuss potential prospects for fair trade collaboration.