With the present situation that we are facing on the high prices of agri-fishery commodities, the Provincial Government of Bohol (PGBh) through the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) has initiated to conduct a â€œTabo sa Pasko sa Plaza Rizalâ€ every Wednesday which will be started on Dec. 2, 2015 at the Plaza Rizal, this city.
Assistant Provincial Agriculturist Larry M. Pamugas said that in the â€œTabo sa Pasko sa Plaza Rizal,â€ the farmers, fishermen and processors could display and sell their products such as rice and other staples, fish, vegetables, fruits, agricultural crops, piglets, native chicken and favorite Boholano delicacies at lower prices compared to the prevailing retail prices in the wet markets.
Pamugas bared that the activity aims to promote and market agricultural products in support to tourism efforts of the province, to open up more entry points that would showcase Boholano agricultural and processed products, to provide lower price of agri – fishery commodities to the consumers.
As of now, he said there are already 12 towns have signified their interests to display their agri-fishery commodities to the Tabo Sa Pasko Sa Plaza Rizal to promote their local products to include: Anda, Baclayon, Duero, Mabini, Garcia-Hernandez, Bien-Unido, Balilihan, Jagna, Batuan, San Miguel, Panglao and Catigbian.
Pamugas said if this initiative would gain positive result, this might be continued on every Wednesday of the month and can be called as â€œ Tabo Sa Plaza Rizalâ€.
The capitol has already initiated to establish the fish terminals in Panglao, and in Ubujan and San Isidro Districts, Tagbilaran City selling fish at low prices compared to the prevailing prices in the wet markets.
The Assistant Provincial Agriculturist disclosed that the PGBh in collaboration with the Municipal Local Government Units (MLGUs) and other line agencies have been assisting the farmers, growers, and processors in the creation of livelihood for poverty alleviation. (By Atoy Cosap)