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Local Artisans Gather for ‘Tahum’


Around 90 local artisans from Western Visayas, Manila, Cebu, and Bohol gathered in Iloilo City for ‘Tahum’, a three-day pop-up festival organized by the Assumption Iloilo Educational Foundation, Inc. The festival ran from February 21 to 23 at the Iloilo Convention Center.

“’Tahum’ opens its doors to premier pop-ups where artisans and patrons meet to celebrate our fondness for locals,” states Marjorie Florete, Foundation President in her speech. Florete also added that all exhibitors are ‘one of a kind’ and there is no duplication.

Some of the products sold include ceramic products from Handmade Gallery in Negros, items from JAF Handicraft, fabrics from Aklan, to mention a few. Moreover, Florete revealed that exhibitors support the advocacy to uplift communities and help individuals. She added that net proceeds will go to deserving students who will receive a six-year scholarship at the Assumption.

The three-day pop-up festival was a success.

“The culmination of passions and hard work to showcase the pride and craftsmanship of the Filipino and Western Visayas! Assumption Iloilo and Assumption Iloilo Educational Foundation, Inc. conclude another year with a grateful heart to all exhibitors and artisans, partners, sponsors, and especially to all our patrons who shared our mission to love local and support a scholar,” in a concluding Facebook post of the official page of Tahum A Pop Up Festival.

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