Farm­ers’ mar­ket launched at Capi­tol

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Business - By Al­wen Salir­ing

The provin­cial govern­ment of Misamis Ori­en­tal yes­ter­day, Jan­uary 8, launched the farm­ers’ mar­ket as one of the high­lights of the an­nual Kuyamis Fes­ti­val which kicked off also yes­ter­day at the Capi­tol grounds.

Gov­er­nor Yevgeny Emano said hav­ing the farm­ers’ mar­ket as one of the high­lights of this year’s Kuyamis Fes­ti­val gives the prov­ince’s farm­ers a chance to show­case their pro­duce within the Capi­tol com­pound.

Emano said the Farm­ers’ mar­ket is only one of many ac­tiv­i­ties dur­ing the week­long fes­tiv­i­ties in time of the 88th found­ing an­niver­sary of Misamis Ori­en­tal.

Var­i­ous fun-filled ac­tiv­i­ties, ex­hibits, dis­plays and com­pe­ti­tions are in store for this year’s cel­e­bra­tion which will cul­mi­nate on Fri­day, Jan­uary 12.

“Kini ang pinakanin­dot nga pana­hon nga ma­hata­gan sa hi­gayon ang atong mga mag-uuma nga ma­palit ang ilang mga pro­dukto (This is a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity for farm­ers sell­ing their pro­duce),”Emano said.

“May­ors’ tourism of­fi­cers we will be pro­vid­ing trans­porta­tion to start to bring them to the provin­cial capi­tol. We will let them sell their prod­ucts so we can be able to pro­mote them,” Emano added.

He said be­gin­ning Jan­uary 12, the Farm­ers’ mar­ket will also be held year round ev­ery Fri­day .

Emano said the Farm­ers’ mar­ket is aimed to dis­play full or­ganic prod­ucts at the end of the year.

“Mura kinig merkado nga i-dis­paly nila ang ilang mga pro­dukto nga mga or­ganic. Sig­uro at first dili pa tanan or­ganic but hope­fully sa fourth quar­ter 100 per­cent or­ganic na gyud,”Emano added.

Speak­ing be­fore the crowd dur­ing the open­ing pro­gram of the Kuyamis fes­ti­val yes­ter­day, Emano said the capi­tol has been work­ing to sus­tain the fes­tive cel­e­bra­tion an­chored in the pro­mo­tion of tourism as flag­ship pro­gram of the prov­ince.

“There were chal­lenges and set­backs but we fought well and very hard that we came to­day for the 5th Kuyamis Fes­ti­val,”Emano added.

High­lighted dur­ing the open­ing day was the dance com­pe­ti­tion which de­picts about the Kuyamis.

Kuyamis is a va­ri­ety of golden col­ored sweet co­conuts that are smaller in size and are preva­lent in the prov­ince.

Among the six towns that vied for the grand prize, Ini­tiao hailed the grand win­ner, fol­lowed by Tagoloan at sec­ond place and Jasaan landed the third place. The win­ners re­ceived P50,000, P40,000 and P30,000 cash prize with tro­phies re­spec­tively.

Emano has com­mended all the towns and cities that par­tic­i­pated the ac­tiv­i­ties of Kuyamis Fes­ti­val.

He said out of the 23 mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties and two cities, 21 have took part and par­tic­i­pated the ac­tiv­i­ties.

“To the 21 who joined us they can be as­sured that we will co­op­er­ate to their tourism plan and their tourist des­ti­na­tion labi na sa in­fra­struc­ture,”Emano said.

KUYAMIS 2018. Gov­er­nor Bambi Emano anounces dur­ing the open­ing of Kuyamis Fes­ti­val 2018 the es­tab­lish­ment of a farmer’s mar­ket within the Capi­tol grounds start­ing next week where lo­cal pro­duce of farm­ers in Misamis Ori­en­tal prov­ince are dis­played, pro­moted and sold to pub­lic fresh and af­ford­able. Lo­cal prod­ucts would in­clude or­ganic and inor­ganic live­stock, veg­eta­bles and fruits. (PIA)

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