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La Trinidad, Benguet – Municipal officials and vegetable traders are scheduled to meet with Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 6:00 PM, at the Manila City Hall to discuss the possible non-closure of Divisoria on January 17-19, 2020 to prevent its negative impact to the province’s vegetable industry.
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La Trinidad Mayor Romeo K. Salda was able to set the appointment with the Manila City Mayor to allow concerned local officials and vegetable traders to air their sentiments on the prolonged closure of Divisoria which can greatly affect the daily trading of highly perishable items such as locally produced vegetables.
Salda said that the buying prices of vegetables significantly dropped over the past few days after Manila-based traders drastically reduced their purchases at the La Trinidad Vegetable Trading Post becaused of the announced closure Divisoria on the said dates.
Salda expressed confidence that Mayor Isko will understand the plight of vegetable traders and farmers and will hopefully provide alternative ways by which farmers and traders will be able to send their produce in suitable areas in Manila.
Salda will be accompanied by Vice Mayor Roderick Awingan, members of the Municipal Council, and leaders of vegetable farmers and traders.