Bishop Gainza Trade Fair 2021 launched

The Bishop Francisco Gainza Trade Fair will once again be conducted face to face, following all pertinent health and safety protocols! Themed “BFGTF, Katuwang sa Pandemia sa tabang ni Jose asin Maria,” it was launched with a Press Conference last August 30 at the Gazebo of the Archbishop’s Residence.

Archbishop Rolando J Tria Tirona, OCD, DD graced the press conference together with the main organizer head Fr. Marcel Real of Caritas Caceres and DTI Cam. Sur Provincial Director Edna Tejada.


The fair is named in honor of Bishop Gainza who pioneered the first agricultural and industrial expo in Bicol in 1875. Bishop Francisco Escobas Gainza, O.P. was bishop of the Diocese of Caceres from September 25, 1862 to July 31, 1879.


Born in Logronio, Spain on June 3, 1818 Gainza was appointed Bishop of Caceres at 44 and died at the age of 61.


The 24th bishop of Caceres, Gainza was known to be responsible for organizing the first agricultural and industrial exposition in the Bicol Region in 1875.


In the midst of Covid19 pandemic, the fair this year will be held at the SM City Naga Activity Center from September 11-19, 2021. It continues to envision alleviation of poverty through entrepreneurship and solidarity that promote integral development. It shall serve as an avenue for poverty alleviation by promoting entrepreneurship in the region. It shall generate income for all the stakeholders by showcasing the best of Bicol products and conduct activities that capacitate micro, small, medium enterprises and boost products’ competitiveness.