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PBBM’s 'Kadiwa' earns P1.4 M

By Keren Anne Bernadas

The KNP rolled out simultaneous with the livestreaming of PBBM grand launch of Kadiwa ng Pangulo in San Fernando City, Pampanga.

Masbate province recorded the highest sales with P322,034.00 from 27 exhibitors; Albay with P315,190.97 sales from 34 inter-agency sponsored exhibitors; followed by Sorsogon with 53 exhibitors that collected P301,701.00 total sales. In Camarines Sur, 33 exhibitors garnered P229,988.75 sales. In Catanduanes, 35 exhibitors earned P184,959.25; and in Camarines Norte, the 30 exhibitors earned P111,644.10 sales.

DA Bicol Regional Executive Director Rodel P. Tornilla thanked other participating agencies including the Department of the Interior and Local Government, Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Social Welfare and Development, as well as all provincial governments in Bicol for its support in providing safety and security, venues, LED walls, live feed, sound, and other important logistical support including the food of the exhibitors and invited farmers and media.

On the other hand, DOLE Bicol Regional Director Ma. Zenaida A. Angara-Campita said that all exhibitors who participated in the whole-day KNP region-wide were granted with P730-aid for two days to cover their preparation and services under their Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers program.

Dr. Maria Christian Campita, KNP Focal Person in DA Camarines Sur, said that KNP is one of the flagship programs of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., who also sits as the agriculture secretary, that campaigns food security, aiming every Filipino to have foods on their table; and strengthens trade in agricultural products so farmers will have bigger profits with lesser production costs.

“Natutuwa po ang ating exhibitors kasi direkta silang nakakabenta sa ating mga mamimili at nababawasan yung layers of expenses. Ibig sabihin nun, may win-win situation po. Nakakabenta ang producers sa murang halaga. Yun namang mga consumers nakakabili sa murang halaga (The exhibitors are delighted because they can directly sell products to their buyers, therefore minimizing their layers of expenses. Meaning to say, there is a win-win situation. Producers may sell their products in a cheaper price while consumers buy products in a price that is affordable to them),” Campita said.

One of the exhibitors, Jonathan Isip from Buhi, Camarines Sur, said that KNP served as a platform to showcase their local and unique products not only in the region, but to other Filipinos across the country, as well.

Very proud that his store is now grown to more than 60 different types of wearable and weaved products from bags, table runners to scarfs, from 2008, Isip also said he is happy with the president’s actions to bring MSMEs more ways to sell their products.

“Magayon na paagi na mabisto. Bagaman maluya, pero nabibisto. Later on, baka tatangkilikin. Siring man, dakulang tabang man sa mga kinapobrehan na sila makabakal man nin mga maray na klase ng produkto na hababa ang presyo. Dakulang tabang ini bako lang para sa mga tagabakal pati sa mga MSMEs (This is a good avenue. Though it may start poorly, but at least, our products will be known. Later on, it may be patronized. In the same way, this is also a helpful way for other people to buy quality products in a cheaper amount),” he said. (PIA5/Camarines Sur)


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