CdeO City, April 27 – “DA’s ‘Plant, Plant, Plant’ program is an efficient homegrown and livelihood initiative, enough to sustain the basic needs of the people,” said Lieutenant Colonel Jason M. Saldua of the 4th Infantry Division, Philippine Army (4ID, PA).

In support to one of the region’s battlefront against the COVID-19, the DA-Regional Field Office 10, thru OIC-Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado supplies the troupe with 150 packets of Pinakbet vegetable seeds.

Said intervention is part of DA’s program, also known as “Ahon Lahat, Pagkaing Sapat (ALPAS) Laban sa COVID-19.

According to Lt. Col. Saldua, the assorted veggie seeds will not only benefit the armies, but also the locals residing nearby the camp.

“This is timely since the region is under community quarantine (CQ) due to the threat of the pandemic. Even if the government orders to extend the CQ period in the region, in a few months, the locals will still have sufficient and healthy food to eat, fresh from the harvest of their own vegetable garden,” he added.

Aside from the seeds, 16 trays of fresh eggs, donated by the San Miguel Foods, Inc. were also shared by the agency to the army for their daily consumption.# (EMB)