August 5, 2022
The Provincial Government of Davao de Oro, led by Governor Dorothy Montejo-Gonzaga, joins the nation today (July 17, 2023) in the simultaneous launching of KADIWA ng Pangulo activity, a marketing strategy of the government which seeks to provide consumers with access to quality and safe food items, while ensuring farm producers have a ready market.
Various farmers’ associations of the province have participated and displayed their goods as follows: rice, vegetables, fruits, root crops, fish, and processed goods, including both food and non-food produce. All are available in the one-day showcase at the Capitol Lobby, Executive Building, starting this morning until 5PM.
Gov Gonzaga addressing the farmers, said “𝑤𝑒 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑛 ℎ𝑎𝑝𝑝𝑦 𝑡𝑜 𝑎𝑐𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑜𝑑𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑎𝑙𝑙 ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑠𝑎 𝑘𝑎𝑝𝑖𝑡𝑜𝑙𝑦𝑜 𝑝𝑢ℎ𝑜𝑛, 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑟 𝑛𝑎𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑛𝑔 𝑘𝑢𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑔 𝑢𝑔 𝑎𝑛𝑔 𝑝𝑖𝑛𝑎𝑘𝑎𝑖𝑚𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑡𝑜𝑎𝑛𝑔 𝑝𝑎𝑔𝑠𝑢𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑎 𝑛𝑖𝑖𝑛𝑖 𝑛𝑔𝑎 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑚 𝑠𝑎 𝑔𝑜𝑏𝑦𝑒𝑟𝑛𝑜 𝑎𝑠 𝑎 𝑤𝑎𝑦 𝑜𝑓 𝑠𝑢𝑝𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑙𝑜𝑐𝑎𝑙 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑑𝑢𝑐𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑓𝑎𝑟𝑚𝑒𝑟𝑠.”
She also emphasized the importance of the program, as it helps to increase the incomes of local farmers, fisherfolks, and even micro, small, medium, and enterprises (MSMEs).
DA Regional Director Abel James I. Monteagudo, represented by Ms. Naomi Lamata, APCO Davao de Oro, said that the agency has stepped up its efforts to improve the supply chain efficiency and make food and other essential commodities affordable, especially in the provinces.
She also urged the consumers to patronize the local products adding that “𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑏𝑢𝑦𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑙𝑜𝑐𝑎𝑙 𝑓𝑜𝑜𝑑 𝑖𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝑤ℎ𝑜 𝑔𝑟𝑒𝑤 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑚, 𝑛𝑎𝑘𝑎𝑡𝑎𝑏𝑎𝑛𝑔 𝑘𝑎 𝑛𝑎 𝑠𝑎 𝑚𝑔𝑎 𝑚𝑎𝑔-𝑢𝑢𝑚𝑎 𝑠𝑖𝑔𝑢𝑟𝑎𝑑𝑜 𝑝𝑎 𝑔𝑦𝑢𝑑 𝑘𝑎 𝑛𝑔𝑎 𝑑𝑖𝑙𝑖 𝑠𝑚𝑢𝑔𝑔𝑙𝑒𝑑 𝑎𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑚𝑢𝑛𝑔 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑑𝑢𝑘𝑡𝑜 𝑛𝑔𝑎 𝑛𝑎𝑝𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑡”.
In addition, DOLE also provided financial assistance to the participating sellers under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program.
Provincial Agriculturist Dr. Jaime D. Anter, PVO Head Rolando S. Simene, DOLE Provincial Chief Niel Allan R. Baban, DA AMAD XI Alexander Sibuan, and personnel from DSWD, NFA, and DTI were also present during the activity. (𝑅. 𝐻𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑧𝑎𝑛𝑜)
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