Launching of Water Hyacinth
Products of Cotabato City
DOT-ARMM Asec. Bai Shalimar A. Candao graced the Launching ceremony of Water Hyacinth-Products of Cotabato City, held at Cotabato City Plaza Stage on May 20, 2013.
City folks found useful ways to utilize these water hyacinths with minimal or no capital needed. Aside from using them as material for bags and baskets, water hyacinths can be utilized in making home decorations and furnitures, slippers and even costume attires such as traditional gowns and barongs. It could also be a good source of living in the course of livelihood programs to be given to those families who have low source of income, and a souvenir products (culturally-based) can also be developed not just in the City, but also in its nearby places like the Province of Maguindanao in the Autonomous Region.
The event was also well attended by the Local Officials, Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and different sectors in the City. (Pinky Sula)