Perez rates 2009 Agri-Expo ‘excellent’

April 14, 2009 at 8:29 am Leave a comment

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

URDANETA CITY- The recently concluded agricultural exposition hosted by Sison town through Mayor Kimi S. Cojuangco conducted on March 23-29, 2009 was rated “excellent” by Mayor Amadeo R.. Perez, Jr. when asked on his over-all impression of the said event.

“The agri expo was such an excellent endeavor by the Abono Party-list, the provincial government and the Department of Agriculture to showcase the products of the province and as a forum for farmers and fishermen to keep abreast with the latest technologies,” Mayor Perez said even as he lauded also the participation of Rep. Mark O. Cojuangco, Rep. Robert Raymund M. Estrella, Jr., Rep. Arthur F. Celeste and Rep. Conrad M. Estrella III.

When asked on how to sustain to site as a permanent Pasalubong Center, Perez said that it is now high time for Mayor Cojuangco to organize a cooperative in her town to manage the proposed center.

“There should be a cooperative that will rent out the whole building and responsible in coordinating with producers in the province to display and sell their products in the center. The municipalities shall have coordinative function but the cooperative managing the center will procure the products to be sold,” he said.

Mayor Perez said that the proposal was already relayed to Mayor Cojuangco in one of her visits in the city.

“The city government will always support this kind of endeavor to truly upgrade the farmers’ produce citing that the city’s squash noodles shall be further developed and continue to propagate more malunggay seedlings,” he further said.

The squash noodles and malunggay seedlings were sold-out products displayed in the city’s booth during the agri expo.

The booth was also adjudged as the “best booth” during the said event.

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