District Representative Allen Jesse Mangaoang shared with optimism there is money in the country’s revitalized silk industry. With the Kalinga State University (KSU) piloting on Silk yarn
production in its Rizal Campus, he hopes the people of Kalinga will profit from the economic benefits of the project and to see the province becoming a silk production hub in Luzon.

He stressed on the importance of the project to sericulture farmers as well as to Kalinga weavers. The production of silk through the KSU silk filature facility for silkworm textile production will
provide additional raw materials for Kalinga weavers, will further improve the quality of Kalinga
textile, which is listed in the world’s renowned woven products.

Mangaoang is one of the Speakers for the 4th Philippine Silk Summit on January 27, 2023 at the Dusit Thani, Makati City where he will deliver a message on “Regional Commitments and Support to the Full Development of the Philippine Silk Industry.” Every January, the nation is enjoined to celebrate Philippine Tropical Fabrics (PTF) through Proclamation No. 313 Series of 2012.

It aims to promote textile production using natural textile fibers, technologies, and industries in the Philippines towards the revitalization of the local textile industry, inclusive growth through the generation of livelihood for Filipinos and to provide materials that nurture and promote a truly Filipino textile brand. The PTF contains natural textile fibers from pineapple leaf, abaca, banana,
and Philippine silk, which are produced, spun, woven, or knitted, and finished in the Philippines.


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