The Kadiwa sa Kalinaw opens more market doors for the farmers' produce coming from the far-flung farming communities in the city organized by the Philippine Army, while providing consumers easy-access to safe and affordable food close to home.
In her message, DA Assistant Secretary for Agribusiness Kristine Y. Evangelista said that the Kadiwa sa Kalinaw is more than just a marketing platform but in support to the intensified efforts of the government to empower and develop the farming communities in the hinterlands.
"We are so glad with the strong partnership of the DA, LGUs, and the Philippine Army here in Davao region. With the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, this is an opportune time to work hand in hand to make sure that no one is left behind as we continue to ensure food availability, affordability and accessibility in the country," said Evangelista.
In her message as delivered by DA-XI Regional Executive Director Ricardo M. Oñate, Jr., Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has thanked DA and its attached agencies, the Philippine Army and the PNP for coming up with an initiative that supports the LGU's programs to ensure the health and safety of the Davaoeños--with closer market outlets and retail stores, both farmers and consumers can avoid the risk of getting infected with the unseen pathogen.
Meanwhile, Brigade Executive Officer Lt. Col. Arvin Tenorio said that the Philippine Army will closely coordinate with DA-XI in providing more programs and projects for the People's Organizations (POs) they have organized in support to the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC).
Also present in the launching ceremony are the Davao City Councilors Hon. Ralph Abella and Hon. Danny Dayanghirang, PNP-XI DRDA PBGen. Lorenzo Detran, BFAR-XI Regional Director Raul Millana, DA-XI Regional Technical Director for Operations Marila Corpuz, and the Bo. Pampanga Punong Barangay Constancio Tiongco. | via Celso Campos Vergara, RAFIS11 | Photos by: Jay Delino