Lingayen, Pangasinan-The provincial government of Pangasinan through the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist conducted the KADIWA ng Pangulo (KNP) on July 17 at the Capitol Compound in Lingayen with some 43 participating exhibitors.
This is in support to the simultaneous conduct of KNP in 81 provinces and 16 cities nationwide.
Despite the unfavorable weather condition, employees and consumers trooped in to avail of various agri-fishery products which were sold at a cheaper price. This includes the NFA rice priced at P25.00/kilo limited, however, to three kilos per consumer.
Bernie G. Trinidad, Market Specialist II of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Regional Field Office I expressed gratitude to the provincial government headed by Gov. Ramon V. Guico III for supporting the advocacy, programs, projects and activities of the Department of Agriculture for the betterment of the Agriculture sector and fisherfolks.
The KNP is part of the Marcos administration’s campaign on food security which serves as a market linkage facilitation that enable farmers to sell directly to consumers in an aim to make agri-fishery products accessible at affordable prices.
“We have invited the NFA upang ang kanilang murang bigas ay maihatid sa ating mga consumers for today,” Trinidad said.
Said activity was held in collaboration with different agencies like the DSWD, DTI, DOLE and DILG.
(Chona C. Bugayong / Pangasinan PIO).