Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme

NTFP-EP Philippines and CMCC in IFAM 2016

July 7, 2016

LOS ANGELES, USA – For the 3rd straight year, NTFP-EP Philippines and CustomMade Crafts Center are representing the Philippines in the biggest and most prestigious folk art market in the world, the International Folk Art Market (IFAM). This July 8-10, 2016, the artistry and craftsmanship of the Mangyan – Hanunuo is Oriental Mindoro, the Higaonon of Bukidnon, the T’boli of Lake Sebu, the Kalinga and the Pala’wan will be showcased in Sta. Fe, New Mexico together with the arts and crafts of other indigenous and folk artists from all over the world.

This year, Hanunuo Mangyan weaver Selma Ayim’s artistry comes to life as she shares the timeless gift of weaving to IFAM visitors. Please do join us that weekend!



Photo above shows (L-R) ABS-CBN Steve Angeles, Tourism Director Richmond Jimenez, Mys. Lydia Solis, Ms. Myrna Aquitania, Ms. Norlie Quesada, Atty. Lat, Ms. Ayim, Acting Head of post Mary Joy Ramirez, Ms. Canlas, Ms. evelyn Adamo, Cultural Officer Wilma Bautista, Trade Representative Jose Ma. Dinsay, Mr. Andres Isabelo Roberto Moran. Photo by Cesar Angeles


Photo above shows Hanunuo Mangyan weaver Selma Ayim demonstrating how to weave. Photo by Cesar Angeles


Photo above shows NTFP Board of Trustees Secretary Atty. Ma. Tanya Karina Lat addressing members of the media.  Photo by Cesar Angeles


Photo above shows (L-R) NTFP-EP Philippines’ Ruth Canlas with a powerpoint presentation about the NTFP. Photo by Cesar Angeles

For more information, visit the PHL Consulate General website here.

Article by Beng Camba (NTFP-EP Philippines)
Photos by PHL Consulate General, Los Angeles, CA, USA