Saturday, February 10, 2018

Ilocos Norte, Quezon City to renew agreement to benefit producers, consumers

Staff reporter
LAOAG CITY—Following the successful implementation of the Producers to Consumers (P2C) program of the local governments of Ilocos Norte and Quezon City, both parties expect to renew a memorandum of agreement benefiting both parties early next year.

Edison Natividad, head of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Office of the Provincial Capitol confirmed as he reported the Ilocos Norte government has allocated an amount for the purchase of a hauler truck to transport the province’s food and agricultural products directly to the Quezon City market. He said they already allocated the amount under the province’s 20 percent development fund.

Running for almost a year now, the P2C program of Ilocos Norte and Quezon City has generated a huge following of around 7,000 Quezon City Hall employees as regular customers and some outsiders who has discovered the regular trade fair at the Quezon City Hall.

Aimed to provide better economic opportunities among micro, small and medium entrepreneurs and consumers, the Ilocos Norte government help organized accredited farmers and local producers here to bring their products to Quezon City. The Quezon city government also facilitated the establishment of organized market stalls and exhibits at least twice a month, every Friday or nearest to payday.

Through the implementation of the P2C program, organizers hope to protect consumers from unscrupulous traders and price manipulators by providing them direct access to farm commodities.

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