Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro has thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for patronizing and wearing Marikina-made shoes.
The local chief executive noted that Duterte’s sporting Marikina-made shoes and other locally-made products could help local manufacturers and producers.
“It may be a simple act of wearing a locally-made shoes but it made a great impact on our industry,” said Teodoro, who led the 25-member delegation of Marikina-based Philippine Footwear Federation Inc. (PPFI) and local government officials during the opening of the first Marikina shoe store at the Pasalubong Center in Davao City recently.
Acting Davao City Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte hailed the efforts of Marikina City for reviving the country’s shoe industry.
Cultivating local ingenuity and craftsmanship is what Davao City needs and the whole country, he said.
Davao City Investment and Promotion Center (DCIPC) Officer-In-Charge April Marie Dayap said high-quality shoes from 12 manufacturing companies in Marikina is now available at the Marikina shoe trade fair store.