Cagayan de Oro City- In support to DA’s mandate of making food available, accessible and affordable, the Philippine Coconut Authority – Region 10 (PCA-10) launched the Kadiwa at Diskwento Outlet for the region’s coconut products and by-products on May 8 at the agency’s compound.
Starting next week, PCA-10’s Kadiwa outlet will be opened from Monday to Saturday, from 9:00AM to 3:00PM at Sotero, Daumar Street, Brgy. 39.
Products being sold such as cooking oil, vinegar, coco sugar and buko pie are offered at discounted prices, as they are directly sourced from the coconut farmers federation and stakeholders.
The coconut cooking oil courtesy of Granexport Manufacturing, Corp.’s Minola oil, was purchased by PCA-10 Employees Association at a wholesale price.
PCA-10 Regional Director Brendan P. Trasmonte said, the Kadiwa outlet helps DA’s ‘Ani at Kita’ program to boost the coconut farmers’ income at the same time making food more available and affordable for marginalize urban communities.
“This is an ideal time for PCA to support DA as its mother unit, by promoting the major coconut products at reasonable prices to cope up with this economic crisis caused by the pandemic COVID-19,” he added.
Likewise, Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office has also donated face shields to the agency’s frontliners and vendors, as a precautionary measure against the pandemic virus. PCA-10’s Kadiwa outlet is in partnership with Ged’s Coco Sugar, Suka Pinakurat and Balay.#(EMB)