Parade and Review. Philippine Military Cadets on a Parade and Review at the Borromeo field, Saturday (Aug. 10) despite the gloomy weather to give honour to the 40th Anniversary of the PMA Host Parent Association. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

The 43 Cordillera honor graduate scholars of DOST - SEI in a group photo session. (Photo by DOST - CAR)

CHED Chairperson Prospero De Vera III (left) joined by CHED - CAR OIC Regional Director Ma. Geraldine Casipit (2nd from left) and officials from the different SUCs and premier universities in Cordillera answer queries in an open forum during the Regional Higher Education Summit. (CCD/PIA CAR)

TESDA at 25. TESDA - CAR officials headed by Regional Director Manuel Wong with partners from DOLE, DTI and Baguio PESO, in a Kapihan media forum, promotes the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

PMA Host Parent Assn at 40. PMA Host Parent Association officials headed by chairperson and former Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan with Guest of Honor and Speaker Mayor Benjamin Magalong and PMA officials give recognition to their Pioneer members who started the foster a cadet program in 1979, during the t 40th Anniversary of the PMA Host Parent Association, Saturday. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

TESDA at 25. TESDA - CAR Regional Director Manuel Wong and DTI Baguio - Benguet Director Freda Gawisan leads other partners from DOLE and Baguio PESO, in a Kapihan media forum, to promote the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

Parade and Review. Philippine Military Cadets on a Parade and Review at the Borromeo field, Saturday (Aug. 10) despite the gloomy weather to give honour to the 40th Anniversary of the PMA Host Parent Association. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

TESDA@25. Bartending students from the Baguio City School of Arts and Trade gives a demonstration on wine mixing during the TESDA - CAR led Kapihan media forum for the promotion of the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

TESDA@25. Bartending students from the Baguio City School of Arts and Trade gives a demonstration on wine mixing during the TESDA - CAR led Kapihan media forum for the promotion of the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

BAPTC holds 2nd Highland Vegetable Festival

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, July 29 (PIA) -- The Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading Center (BAPTC) kicked off the 2nd Highland Vegetable Festival here on Wednesday, July 24 to promote the produce of the province and nearby towns of Mountain Province, Ifugao and Nueva Vizcaya.

 

With the theme "Sustainable Production and Marketing towards Greater Excellence," the 3-day festival aims to appreciate the collective efforts of the different key players in the distribution of semi-temperate crops thru exhibits, vegetable games and contests, forums and orientation, and presentation of various produce and inputs for farmers and other stakeholders.

 Benguet Gov. Melchor Diclas, La Trinidad, Mayor Romeo Salda, DA-CAR Regional Director Cameron Odsey and HVFS Association President George Capiato  appreciate the local produce   displayed  at the TienDA  during the 2nd Highland Vegetable Festival at the Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading Center in La Trinidad, Benguet. (RMC- PIA CAR) 

“Along with the anniversary is also a festivity entitled the “Highland Vegetable Festival” with the aim of promoting the produce of Benguet and nearby provinces which in the long run, serves as the main source of highland vegetables nationwide,” BAPTC Chief Operating Officer Violeta Salda said.

Through the collaborative efforts of the BAPTC Management Office with the Highland Vegetable Festival Stakeholders (HVFS) Association  and the other stakeholders, the  first year anniversary of the immense trading  center  was initiated in June 2017 and appreciatively, continuous trading of vegetables is sustained up to date which prompted the  conduct of  the second festival.

Department of Agriculture-Cordillera  Regional Director Cameron Odsey lauded the BAPTC and the HVFS Association for  holding  the “important festival so that stakeholders can come together and share ideas on the state of the local vegetable industry and offer insights on how we must move forward.”

Odsey said that production of fresh semi-temperate vegetables remains as main source of livelihood and income for small farmers in Benguet, Bauko in Mountain Province and Tinoc in Ifugao and much of the produce from the highland farms are sold in Metro Manila markets with some brought to Bicol and the Visayas.

Compared to agricultural crops produced in other parts of the country, Odsey said the luscious highland vegetables are lucrative and generates better income for the farmers.  

 For his part, Governor Melchor Diclas assured support to farmers while other stakeholders of the provincial government will provide all out support to the vegetable industry which is the main industry of the province.  He said they are looking at improving more farm-to-market roads to ease the burden of the farmers in bringing their produce to the market or to the BAPTC.

 Meanwhile, DA Deputy Executive Director Annray Rivera, TienDA Focal Person, Odsey, Salda,  Diclas and  La Trinidad Mayor Romeo Salda opened the TienDA as an alternative market outlet for small farmers as part of the 3-day festival.

Odsey said that TienDA is a marketing concept that seeks to make food available and affordable to consumers. It is avenue for farmers and fisherfolks to directly sell their produce, and for consumers to directly access these products at farm gate prices.  It is among the programs and projects being implemented by the DA that support the promotion and marketing of highland vegetables in the province of Benguet.

Other programs include the ASPIRE or the Agribusiness Support for Promotion and Investment to Regional Exposition and the infra projects to help farmers. (JDP/ RMC- PIA CAR)

By Redjie Melvic M. Cawis

 

Baguio

  • CHED calls on CAR HEIs' support for successful UAQTEA implementation

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 15 (PIA) - - The Commission on Higher Education(CHED)  calls for a stronger partnership with Cordillera stakeholders for the successful implementation of Republic Act 10931 and in ensuring that more young people will have equitable access to free quality tertiary education.

  • DOST honor graduate scholars in Cordillera feted

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 16 (PIA) - - The Department of Science and Technology – Cordillera Regional Office (DOST-CAR) feted 43 honor   graduate scholars for their excellent academic achievements.

  • Muslims offer to guard churches in Baguio

    BAGUIO CITY—Churchgoers were surprised on Sunday morning when Muslims joined them for a Mass at the Baguio Cathedral, a site popular among residents and tourists.

  • Window hours set for Kennon Road residents only

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug 9 (PIA) -- Despite the closure of Kennon Road, the Cordillera Region Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CRDRRMC) has set window hours to allow residents to pass through the landslide affected area in Barangay Camp 6, Sitio Camp 5 in Tuba, Benguet.

  • PIA develops strategic communications curriculum for PMA

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 9 (PIA) -- The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) explored areas of cooperation on developing a curriculum on communication and public information for the Academy.

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Mt. Province

  • Healthy mom and baby, cooking contests mark Nutri Month

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Aug. 6(PIA) -- To raise community awareness and to inculcate health and nutrition habits for children at an early age for healthy living, the provincial government conducted Healthy Mother and Child   and cooking contests in celebration of this year’s Nutrition Month.

  • Provincial livelihood program benefits more individuals

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 22 (PIA) -- The Provincial Livelihood Program (PLP) of the Provincial Government here continues to provide livelihood assistance to qualified individuals in the province.

  • PCSO, PLGU provide free assistive devices to PWDs in Mt. Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 22 (PIA) -- The provincial government through the Provincial Persons with Disability Affair Office (PDAO) has partnered with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) and MVRN Prosthesis Center in helping orthopedic persons with disabilities acquire the appropriate assistive devices.

  • Mt. Province officials vow to work together for a common goal

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 8 (PIA) --Inspired by the fresh mandate given by the electorate in the province, the newly elected provincial officials publicly announced during their oathtaking to put aside politics and vowed to work hand in hand with one common goal- to move this province forward. 

  • MP sectors one skedy resolution of murder of 3 Besao youths

    Bontoc, Mountain Province – Members of the Provincial Peace and Order Council and the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council put their full weight for the speedy resolution of the killing of three natives of Agawa, Besao who reportedly went to hunt and fish but were found dead days later along the Lakanga creek within the vicinity of Baclingayan, a sitio of Tabacda, Tubo, Abra.

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