LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The municipal government and the town of Guagua in Pampanga are formalizing and strengthening their sisterhood ties to the benefit of their respective constituents.
Mayor Romeo K. Salda, together with officers of the local cutflower growers association, recently visited Guagua town to open the stalls provided by the Guagua municipal government for the cutflower vendors to trade their products in the Pampanga town.
Salda reported that their recent visit to Guagua is part of the efforts to strengthen the sisterhood ties between the 2 municipalities for the benefit of their respective constituents.
Guagua municipal officials are also expected for an exchange visit to the municipality soon to formalise the sisterhood ties between the 2 municipalities.
La Trinidad is one of the major sources of top quality cutflowers being sold in the different parts of the country as its cutflower plantations are one of the premier tourist destinations in Benguet’s capital town.
Mayor Salda claimed that the 22 cutflower stalls for local cutflower growers in Guagua will definitely boost the market of their produce, especially during this pandemic where efforts of the government are now geared towards gradual and safe recovery of the economy that had been heavily impacted for nearly a year now.
According to him, the town’s cutflower industry had been one of the heavily impacted sectors of the municipality because they were not able to market their produce during the peak season last year and early this year that is why they are taking advantage of every opportunity for them to market their produce.
The mayor expressed optimism that with the easing up of the prevailing community quarantine guidelines amidst the increasing number of COVID cases in the different parts of the country, efforts to revive the heavily impacted economy will not be stalled because people are now desperately looking for opportunities to earn income.
Salda explained that the gesture extended by the Guagua, Pampanga municipal officials is worthy of emulation and that he remains optimistic that trade and commerce between the 2 municipalities will be enhanced as the government is now ready to ease up on the community quarantine guidelines since the country’s overall economy is now down.
He expressed optimism that more local governments from the different parts of the country will be offering to local cutflower growers areas in their respective places of jurisdiction for the latter to vend their produce to help them recover their livelihoods. By HENT