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Hang on to your SOX: Soccsargen to hold expo in Manila

April 26, 2019 - Friday 6:04 AM by Lovely Carillo

Article Banner Image A tour of the serene Lake Sebu is one of the attractions being offered during the Treasures of SOX: A Travel and Trade Expo Year 4 being held from May 25-28 at the atrium of Robinson’s Place Manila in Ermita. LOVELY CARILLO

DAVAO CITY -- Metro Manila will get a glimpse of the various tourism products and destinations being offered by Soccsksargen during the three-day “Treasures of SOX: A Travel and Trade Expo Year 4” which will start Thursday at the atrium of Robinson’s Place Manila in Ermita.

Soccsargen includes South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, and General Santos City.

“We aim to bring this part of Central Mindanao closer to Metro Manila and nearby areas,” Department of Tourism-Region 12 Director Nelly Nita Dillera told the Mirror yesterday.

Visitors can expect tour packages, cultural spreads, and regional products during the Expo.

Among the tour packages to watch out for are the SOX Fun Farm Tours, Pacman and Tuna Tours, Sarangani Cultural Tours, Lake Holon Tours, Lake Sebu Tours, River Tubing Tours, Sarangani Beach Tours, Baras Bird and Wild Animals Tours and Asik-Asik Tours.

Dillera said guests will also be given a taste of services and different tourism destinations supported by DOT and the local government units in Soccsksargen,

The Expo will also feature exhibitions by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Agricultural Training Institute, and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. She said the regional business and investment forums will also be of interest to those who want to do business in the region.

“There will also be a fashion show featuring indigenous materials, and various cultural presentations,” she said.

Visitors can also look forward to buying not just tour packages, but also various fresh and processed food products, wearables, bags, textiles such as the T’boli t’nalak from Lake Sebu, accessories, handicrafts and other products made from indigenous materials, and raw indigenous materials which are difficult to find.