Buy Pinoy Exporters Fair was started as a project by the Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT) headed by late Trustee for Holiday Décor and Premium sector Atty. Virgilio “Babes” Sanchez in cooperation with Christmas Décor Producers & Exporters Association of the Philippines and Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) in 2002.
This is being held twice a year at SM Megamall, Megatrade Halls, Mandaluyong City. There have been two International participations one in San Francisco and another in Hawaii. In 2006, the project was turned over to the Christmas Décor Producers and Exporters Association of the Philippines (CDPEAP).
An overseeing Committee was formed composed of the Presidents of CDPEAP, Philippine Food Processors and Exporters Organization, Inc. (PHILFOODEX), Philippine Chamber of Handicraft Industries, Inc. (PCHI), and PHILEXPORT Trustee for Holiday Décor & Premium Sector, Ms. Nora H. Lao with Ms. Marlane C. Villa-Real as a Chairperson. By 2008, the project was formally institutionalized and registered as Buy Pinoy Movement Foundation, Inc.
BPMFI is composed of 7 different NGOs;
1. Christmas Décor Producers & Exporters Association of the Philippines (CDPEAP)
2. Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT)
3. Philippine Food Processors & Exporters Organization, Inc. (PHILFOODEX)
4. Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII)
5. Meycauayan Jewelry Industry Assn., Inc. (MJIA),
6. Home Accents Group of the Phils.Inc. (HAPI)
7. Philippine Chamber of Handicrafts, Inc. (PCHI)
The Buy Pinoy Movement Foundation, Inc. as the organizer of the fair is deeply committed to continue to promote economic patriotism under the “Buy Pinoy Saves Jobs” advocacy.
Board of Trustees
Leonor D. Abella Roberto C. Amores Amaya N. Bengson
VP for Promotions President, PHILFOODEX Former President ofHAPI PHILEXPORT/BPMFI VP BPMFI Treasurer BPMFI Secretary
Albert L. De Rivera Nora H. Lao Cecilia R. Ramos
President, PCHI Trustee, Philexport Chairperson, MJIA BPMFI Trustee BPMFI Asst. Treasurer BPMFI Secretary
Ricardo B. Sales, Jr. Marlane C. Villa-Real Dr. Alfonso A. Uy
President, CDPEAP Chairperson President, FFCCCII BPMFI Trustee Buy Pinoy Exporters Fair BPMFI Trustee
"To be the lead organization responsible for developing a genuine love for all Filipino products and services."
"Buy Pinoy Movement Foundation exists to instill economic patriotism and pride in everything Filipino."