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Sagada’s ‘Oplan Sayote’ reaches Cagayan Valley

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WITH THE municipali­ty’s motto of “Ipeyas nan gawis” or share the good things/blessings, the kind hearted people of Sagada, Mountain Province have sent more than seven tons of vegetables to those affected by the recent flooding in the Cagayan Valley Region.

Mayor James Pooten said the people of Sagada donated 7.7 tons of highland vegetables to the typhoon and flood affected people in Cagayan and Isabela provinces thru “Oplan Sayote.”

Pooten added this is an initiative of the people of Sagada to help those affected by calamities by donating sayote, vegetables and other food and nonfood items such as rice, hygiene kits and clothes.

The first batch of vegetables comprising about three tons was sent to Cauayan City, Isabela on November 16.

Cauayan City Mayor Bernard Faustino Dy even sent a text message to Pooten expressing gratitude for the donation of the people of Sagada that will be very helpful for them.

The Sustainabl­e Sagada with the Art Relief Mobile Kitchen has set up a kitchen where vegetables from Sagada sent to the Cauayan City Food Bank are being cooked and distribute­d to the families in the affected towns.

The other donated vegetables were sent to the different parts of Cagayan and Isabela thru the Provincial Government of Mountain Province with the coordinati­on of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and the LGUs in Region 2.

Last year, the Oplan Sayote brought vegetable donations to the earthquake victims in Mindanao.

Recently, some vegetables were sent to the communitie­s in the Bicol Region affected by typhoon Rolly through the Sustainabl­e Sagada, an organizati­on helping farmers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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