Mayor Mariano Buyagawan, Jr. said the trading post will also serve as a drop point of farmers where traders would buy their products and bring them to markets outside the province.
Buyagawan closed the Lamut Bridge that connects Ifugao to the Cagayan Valley region effective March 26 until further notice in efforts to prevent the entry of the COVID-19 following confirmed cases in neighboring areas. Because of this, farmers cannot transport their products to markets outside the province.
Buyagawan said all COVID-19 protocols and other measures are strictly implemented for the safety of the farmers, traders and the buying public.
The COVID-19 Provincial Task Force enjoined the public to patronize local products to avoid going outside the province
Ben Naupo, a farmer from Lagawe, thanked LGU-Lamut for establishing the trading post that will help Ifugao farmers to sell their products without depending on the trading facilities of other provinces like Nueva Vizcaya and Benguet.
He hopes that the facility will be blessed and managed properly for the benefit of farmers, the buying public and for the development of the province. (JDP/MBL-PIA CAR, Ifugao)
By Marcelo B. Lihgawon