The campaign to put our national economy on a sound basis was pushed vigorously during the Commonwealth period. An intensified drive to effect a wider sale and distribution of Philippine-made goods was waged. For this purpose an annual celebration "Made in the Philippines Products Week" was held. The "Week" served to focus national attention to our domestic industries and products. The National Economic Protectionism Association (NEPA) conducted various activities to create consumer desire for locally-made products. The Manila Trading Center helped manufacturers advertise and sell their goods and establish connections with distributors in Manila and other populous areas in the Philippines. Provincial trading centers were likewise set up.