NOTE: This story was first published in The Bohol Chronicle’s Sunday print edition.
The sum of P2,237,908 was the total sales as of May 5, 2020, in the operations of the “KADIWA on Wheels” conducted in the four towns in the Province of Bohol namely Dauis, Alburquerque, Cortes and Loon.
Based on the records obtained at the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA), Dauis got the highest sales amounting to P1,366,021, followed by Albur who had P653,476 while Loon had P178,341 and Cortes got the lowest at P40,070.
The KADIWA on Wheels initiated by the Provincial Government of Bohol (PGBh) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) was launched in Poblacion, Dauis last April 14-16, 2020 and since then the operation continues every Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays.
After the successful launch, the next mobile market was conducted in Albur last April 21-22, 2020 and continuesto run every Tuesdays; Cortes last April 28, 2020 and in Loon last Tuesday and Wednesday.
Assistant Provincial Agriculturist Larry M. Pamugas said that to date some municipal mayors requested to bring the “KADIWA on Wheels” to their respective municipalities so that their constituents could buy basic commodities at cheaper prices compared to the wet markets and malls in Bohol.
The basic necessities can be bought at the mobile market are rice, corn grits, vegetables, root crops, dressed chicken, cooking oil, eggs, fruits, fish, spices and other fishery products.
Rosanna G. Lamdagan, Head-Agribusiness Division-OPA said that as of now at the KADIWA on Wheels there are still enough supplies of basic commodities from the Boholano farmers/producers from Calape, Bilar, Carmen, Dimiao, Catigbian, Dagohoy, and Balilihan.
Gov. Art C. Yap has called on the Boholanos to continue patronizing the mobile market so that farmer entrepreneurs could earn through their products and it is also a way of minimizing the people who would buy at the wet markets and malls while we are under community quarantine. (Atoy Cosap)