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February7–13

Philippine Industry and Made-in-the-Philippines Products Week – February 7-13, 2023

Philippine Industry and Made-in-the-Philippines Products Week takes place from February 7 to 13. The celebrations are organized by the government of the Philippines to promote economic independence and economic nationalism while helping citizens gain confidence in Philippine-made products. The special week is geared toward showcasing and promoting the best services and products made locally. Philippine Industry and Made-in-the-Philippines Products Week also highlights the ingenuity and talent of local manufacturers, inventors, and entrepreneurs in various industries. This is a noble pursuit to keep the economy in healthy shape and get more citizens to pursue entrepreneurial ventures.

History of Philippine Industry and Made-in-the-Philippines Products Week

Philippine Industry and Made-in-the-Philippines Products Day was first celebrated on August 11, 1936, by President Manuel Quezon through the declaration of Proclamation 76. The celebration was later amended by President Manuel Roxas via Proclamation 52 series of 1948. It changed the dates to February 7 to 13 of each year. Over the course of 70 years, the dates were changed several times. The Philippine Industry and Made-in-the-Philippines Products Week that we celebrate today was started by President Fidel Ramos’ Proclamation 1041 series of 1997.

The Philippine Industry and Made-in-the-Philippines Products Week received widespread popularity and patronage among Filipinos during the 1950s. This was the time in the economy of the Philippines when local products and companies came up by the dozens and offered impressive services and products. In fact, industrialization was so prolific during this period that the 1950s were known as the golden era of Philippine manufacturing. Since then, the Philippines has progressed manifolds in the manufacturing sector.

Many in the Philippines owe the industrial boom to President Carlos Garcia’s Filipino First policy. This policy fostered an entrepreneurial environment that encouraged citizens to grow and use homemade products and thus supporting the local economy. The rapid growth of industries also became a response to the impact of free trade and American economic dominance in the years following World War II. However, some policymakers also criticized the policy as anti-inclusive and feared that the Philippines would become isolated in the global market. However, Filipinos believe that the policy gave them basic industries.

Philippine Industry and Made-in-the-Philippines Products Week timeline

1785
The Royal Philippine Company

The company is set up by King Charles III of Spain.

1900
The Second-Richest Asian Country

The Philippines’ G.D.P. per capita was $1,033.

1966 to 1970
Reliance on Foreign Loans

This worsened the economic losses of the 1970s, 1980s, and beyond.

1992
Liberalization of the Economy

This contributes to reducing the country’s international debts.

Philippine Industry and Made-in-the-Philippines Products Week FAQs

What are the products produced and manufactured in the Philippines?

Important manufacturing sectors in the Philippines include semiconductors, electronic components, refined petroleum products, computers, peripheral equipment and accessories, and processed food.

What is the biggest industry in the Philippines?

The major industries of the Philippines include manufacturing and agribusiness. Within manufacturing, mining and mineral processing, pharmaceuticals, shipbuilding, electronics, and semiconductors are the focus areas.

What product is the Philippines known for?

The Philippines is a leading exporter of electronic products including processors, chips, and hard drives, as well as agricultural products including coconut, pineapple, and abaca.

Philippine Industry and Made-in-the-Philippines Products Week Activities

  1. Visit the Philippines

    Celebrate Philippine Industry and Made-in-the-Philippines Products Week to see for yourself the industrial boom in the Philippines. Learn more about local manufacturers, entrepreneurs, and industries.

  2. Buy products from the Philippines

    You can celebrate Philippine Industry and Made-in-the-Philippines Products Week by supporting the economy of the Philippines. Buy products and avail the services offered by the industries of the country.

  3. Promote local industries

    The aim of Philippine Industry and Made-in-the-Philippines Products Week is to get more people passionate about local industries. If you cannot travel all the way to the Philippines, celebrate the day by promoting local businesses around you.

5 Interesting Facts About The Philippines

  1. It is a polyglot country

    More than 175 languages are spoken in the Philippines.

  2. Three of the world’s largest shopping malls

    The Philippines had three of the world’s largest malls, which are SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, and SM Mall of Asia.

  3. Home to Asia’s first basketball league

    The Philippines Professional League is Asia’s first and the world’s second oldest.

  4. Filipinos celebrate Christmas a bit early

    Filipinos start Christmas celebrations as early as September.

  5. The yo-yo is a Filipino invention

    The toy was patented by businessman Pedro Edralin Flores.

Why We Love Philippine Industry and Made-in-the-Philippines Products Week

  1. It is a matter of pride

    Filipinos celebrate Philippine Industry and Made-in-the-Philippines Products Week because it is a matter of pride for the entire country. It is a great lesson on how the dedicated efforts of citizens and leaders can completely transform the economy for the better.

  2. It promotes unity

    Special celebrations such as Philippine Industry and Made-in-the-Philippines Products Week also promote unity among citizens. It encourages them to come together and work towards the betterment of their nation.

  3. It is a lesson in self-reliance

    Philippine Industry and Made-in-the-Philippines Products Week also teaches other countries how to be self-reliant. It is a way to resist economic colonialism and let citizens take control of their own finances.

Philippine Industry and Made-in-the-Philippines Products Week dates

YearDateDay
2023February 7Tuesday
2024February 7Wednesday
2025February 7Friday
2026February 7Saturday
2027February 7Sunday

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