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Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto thanks Benguet farmers for vegetables supply

Photo Courtesy || Vico Sotto
Cordillera - Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto has thanked Benguet farmers for supplying fresh vegetables to the city amid Covid-19 crisis. 
On his official Facebook page, Sotto said the lack of vegetables in the market will benefit the Benguet farmers since Pasig city will be sourcing out vegetables from them which will be distributed to the frontliners.

"Vegetables supply is lacking in the market today. That's why Cong Ronnie Ong of the Hillbilly Partylist is a big help... and it's also a big help to our fellow farmers from  BENGUET," Sotto said.

"Thank you very much," he added.

The young mayor said the veggies that were bought from Benguet farmers will be cooked and served by the city's community kitchen and will be delivered to the frontliners.

Sotto originally planned and launched the community kitchen in March as a way to provide the frontliners' supply of meals due to the absence of mass transportation and the effect of the temporary shutting down of business establishments. 

Meanwhile, the municipal government of Bocaue, Bulacan also bought around 13,000 kilos of assorted vegetables from the farmers of Bauko, Mt. Province. 
Said vegetables will be part of the relief packs which will be distributed to around 16,000 senior citizens in the said city. 

Cordillera farmers have been suffering from the low demand of their produce since last year and worsen by this covid-19 pandemic. 

This results to some tons of vegetables end up wasted.



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