3 Cordilleran in Top 10 of PMA 'MASIDLAWIN' Class of 2020 (RMC- PIA-CAR)

Mayor Benjamin Magalong in a public address calls on Baguio citizens' active support and adherence to the General Community Qaurantine guidelines set by the city government. (Mann Sortejas/PIA Baguio)

Bontoc Mayor Franklin Odsey (c) with Sangguniang Bayan member and Chairperson on Committee on Health Jerome Tudlong, Jr., and Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Johanna Padaen inspect the Rapid Test Kits and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) provided by the National Task Force to the Municipality of Bontoc. (Bontoc LGU photo)

Gov. Melchor Diclas leads the relief operation in far flung sitios in Itogon, Benguet .

Relief goods are delivered to far flung villages in Benguet that could be reach by hours of walking, thanks to the Philippine Air Force Tactical Operations Group Baguio(RMC-PIA CAR)

Bontoc Mayor Franklin Odsey and Sagada Mayor James Pooten(r) expressed their gratitude to National Task Force for COVID-19 Chief Implementor Sec. Carlito Galvez(l) for the test kits and personal protective equipment during the Joint NTF-RTF meeting in Baguio City. (RMC- PIA-CAR)

Clustering scheme of veggie delivery at BAPTC, LT Trading Post now in effect

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Apr.8 (PIA) - - In continuing efforts to ensure that the flow of highland vegetable supply to Metro Manila and the lowland markets is assured while adhering to the protocols   of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) due to the threat of the deadly coronavirus 2019, the provincial government set a clustering scheme for the unloading or delivery of vegetables in the government-run trading posts in this capital town.  

 

Governor Melchor Diclas issued a memorandum circular adopting the clustering of municipalities for the unloading of vegetable produce at the La Trinidad Vegetable Trading Post (LTVTP) and Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading Center (BAPTC) effective April 8, 2020. This is to avoid overcrowding and maintain social or physical distancing in adherence to the ECQ protocol.

Each of the two cluster groups will have a three-day schedule for a week. The nearby municipalities of Tinoc in Ifugao and Bauko in Mountain are also included in the clustering as they also unload their produce in both trading areas.

For Group 1, the schedule is every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (MWF) for the towns of Buguias, Atok, Kabayan, Sablan, Itogon, La Trinidad, and Bauko.

Municipalities under Group 2 are Mankayan, Kibungan, Bakun, Tuba, Tublay, Bokod, Kapangan, and Tinoc with schedule every Thursday, Tuesday and Saturday (TThS).

Lolita Bentres, chief of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, shared the said clustering was agreed upon during the April 6 meeting of the Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force for the Corona virus disease.  It was an output of an earlier meeting with municipal agriculturists in finding ways to come up with a system in decongesting the trading areas which is a health concern especially during these crucial times. This will also help regulate the supply of vegetables entering the said trading areas and consequently pave the way for better price outlook for farmers.

La Trinidad Mayor Romeo Salda consented to the scheduling of truckloads of vegetables  as he believes this would be of great help to the industry and would redound to the farmers.He said the adoption of the scheduling approach will strike a balance between supply and demand and commands reciprocated and regulated prices for highland vegetables.

Diclas said there may be some loopholes along the way during the initial implementation but what is important is to start now and see what needs to be improved. (JDP/SCA-PIA-CAR, Benguet)

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, April 7 (PIA) - -  Governor Melchor Diclas issued a Memorandum Circular adopting a clustering scheme among municipalities and setting a schedule for the unloading or delivery of vegetables in the government-run trading posts in the valley to avoid overcrowding and maintain social or physical distancing in adherence to the Enhanced Community Quarantine. on the threat of the deadly Corona virus 2019.

The scheme which takes effect April 8, 2020 would apply to vegetable cargoes coming from various town sources in the province including two towns in nearby provinces and unload at the La Trinidad Vegetable Trading Post and the Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading Center.

The Benguet Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force for COVID approved the clustering and scheduling of unloading and delivery of vegetables set April 8, 2020 to decongest the La Trinidad Vegetable Trading Post and the Bengeut Agri-Pinoy Trading Center and maintain social and physical distancing as a measure to curb the threat of the Corona virus. (SCA-PIA-CAR, Benguet) 

Presented by the Chief of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist Lolita Bentres, the proposal was agreed upon during the April 6,2020 meeting of the Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force for the Corona virus disease.

Bentres said this was the output of an earlier meeting with the respective Municipal Agriculturist in finding ways to come up with a system in decongesting the trading areas which is a health concern especially during these crucial times.

The measure pushed among majority of the local chief executives who will be on top of its implementation at the municipal level, will also help regulate the supply of vegetables entering the said trading areas and consequently pave the way for better price outlook for farmers.

Mayor Romeo Salda of this capital town consents to the scheduling of truckloads of vegetables  as he believes this would be of great help to the industry and would redound to the farmers as well.

He said the adoption of the scheduling approach will strike a balance between supply and demand and commands reciprocated and regulated prices for the highland vegetables.

‘If all will deliver at the same time, there is a possibility that it will threaten the prices of vegetables making it very low” according to Salda. Or in a worst case scenario, “Awan met lang gumatang, sayang lang,”  (It will be put into waste if nobody buys.) he added.

If it turns out well, Salda is for its sustainability as it would be advantageous to farmers should supply and prices be regulated.

Diclas said there may be some loopholes along the way during the initial implementation but what is important is to start now and see what needs to be improved.

Each of the two cluster groups will have a three-day schedule for a week which also include Tinoc in Ifugao and Bauko in Mountain Province as they unload their produce in both trading areas.

For cluster 1 or  Group 1, the schedule is every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (MWF) for the towns of Buguias, Atok, Kabayan, Sablan, Itogon, La Trinidad, and Bauko.

Municipalities under Cluster 2 or Group 2 are scheduled every Thursday, Tuesday and Saturday  (TThS) will be Mankayan, Kibungan, Bakun, Tuba, Tublay, Bokod, Kapangan, and Tinoc.

The OPAG based on its records projected daily deliveries for the month of April with an average of 6,751 metric tons while on May a daily average of 7,720 metric tons that find their way in both trading areas.

The figures compose major vegetable produce such as white potato, cabbage, chinese cabbage, carrots, chayote, and snap beans from major producing towns of Buguias, Atok, Mankayan, Kibungan, and Bakun.

Bentres sought the help of the mayors in establishing a system on the delivery of vegetable produce while they will also be issuing the transport delivery pass for vegetable cargoes going to trading post in coordination with the Department of Agriculture which is apart from the medical health declaration form required.

Board member Florencio Bentrez on the other hand assured farmers there are other outlets to directly market vegetable produce aside from said trading areas such as those being organized by Board Member Nestor Fongwan Jr. through the leagues of officials. (SCA-PIA-CAR, Benguet)

By Susan C. Aro

 

Baguio

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Benguet

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  • Relief goods reach more far flung areas in Benguet

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  • Benguet PVO fears recurrence of ASF

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Mt. Province

  • Bontoc, Sagada thank NTF for PPEs, test kits

    BAGUIO CITY, May 22(PIA) -- Bontoc Mayor Franklin Odsey and Sagada Mayor James Pooten expressed their gratitude to National Task Force for COVID-19 Chief Implementor Secretary Carlito Galvez for the test kits and personal protective equipment (PPE) they received recently.

  • Mt. Province CTFs convene to set unified GCQ local guidelines

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    BAUKO, Mountain Province, May 1 -- The  provincial  government  here gave due recognition to two  of its  sons -   soldiers from  the municipality of Bauko who  sacrificed their lives  for the country.

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IFUGAO

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  • DTI invites ECQ- affected MSEs to avail of its loan facility

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  • Ifugao town records second COVID-19 case

    LAMUT, Ifugao, May 14 (PIA) - -  The  local government  here reiterates to the public to  follow   guidelines  such as staying  at home,  practicing  proper hygiene, wearing  protective mask and  observing  social distancing  as the   municipality recorded its second confirmed COVID-19 case.

  • Ifugao PLGU sets 'Oplan Gawid' for stranded students,workers

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