DA’s TienDA catering to soldiers close successfully
The two-day farmers and fishers outlet: “TienDA Para Sa Mga Bayani”, which the Department of Agriculture (DA) had set up exclusively for soldiers and veterans, recently concluded and was successful.
“The outlet is open exclusively for the soldiers, war heroes, veterans and their families on October 28. It was opened to the public on October 29,” said Agriculture Undersecretary for Agribusiness and Marketing Bernadette Romulo-Puyat.
The food fair, which was held at at the Bonifacio Naval Station Covered Court, NSJ Lawton Avenue, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, signifies the government’s gratitude to all the sacrifices of soldiers and policemen for the country.
“This is a good venue for farmers and fishermen to sell their products and for us as consumers to buy products at farm gate price,” said Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.
TienDA food fair is a marketing initiative of DA, which aims to provide a direct trading center for farmers and fisher folk and eventually eliminate cartels, middlemen and dicers.
“This is in line with President Duterte’s directive to provide available and affordable food for Filipinos,” Puyat said.
“TienDA was initially launched on July 28 at BPI compound in Manila. It was followed on August 18 to 20 at the Agricultural Training Institute in Quezon City and Loyola Grand Villas on September 15 to 16,” she recalled.