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Published On: Tue, Sep 29th, 2015

Double Day Water Hyacinth Handicrafts of Tacurong City

When handicrafts made of water hyacinth was featured in Inquirer a few years back, it headlined the name Mrs. Melinda Bonayos from Tacurong City.  Yes, a Tacurongnon made this handicraft out of water hyacinth! How cool is that?!

These days, Mrs. Bonayos taught her skills in making handicrafts out of dried water hyacinths to the men and women of  Tacurong City and nearby areas. She has been into many trade expos, and did many technology transfer seminars for DTI and NGOs. Mrs. Bonayos together with some of her “students’ founded this company of handicrafts makers  known as “Double Day Handicrafts“.

Double Day Handicrafts products made of dried water hyacinth! (Photo by Olan Emboscado of The Travel Teller)

Double Day Handicrafts products made of dried water hyacinth! (Photo by Olan Emboscado of The Travel Teller)

After receiving the necessary machines from DOST recently, she began upscaling their production by beefing up their skilled workers and marketing their produce to various trade expos and fair. From the regular handbags, bags, purse, sandals, souvenir items, Double Day Handicrafts now produces bulk volume orders faster than before, without sacrificing quality.Their products are starting to get noticed nationally and even abroad.

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Some of Double Day Handicrafts products Today Mrs. Bonayos dabbles in both producing handicrafts for Double Day, managing all the areas of production and management, as well as teaching this form of livelihood to the women of Tacurong and Sultan Kudarat. Double Day Handicrafts in Canos Subd. in Brgy. New Isabela also provide livelihood to the men and women of this subdivision.

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Recent Visitors of tacurong City flocked to Double Day Handicrafts to see weavers in action!

(Header photo of this post is by Olan Emboscado, of The TravelTeller )

About the Author

- I’m a traveler. I work fulltime as a medical professional. I go to different places most of the time I’m off my day job. I shoot photos for fun, hack computers for even more fun and play badminton as my exercise. And yes, I’m not rich.

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