Families of soldiers, war heroes and veterans will have a chance to buy fresh farm produce like vegetables, fruits, fish and chicken when TienDA Farmers and Fisherfolks’ Outlet goes to the BNS covered court, Bonifacio Naval Station, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on Saturday, Oct. 28.
Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, who handles Agribusiness, Organic Farming and Regional Engagements, said the TienDA Para sa Mga Bayani will be exclusive only for soldiers, war heroes, veterans and their families on Oct. 28.
It will be open to the public on Oct. 29, Sunday.
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, who will be celebrating his birthday on Oct. 28, will join the opening of the two-day TienDA.
I will also be flying back on Saturday morning from General Santos City where I will have a meeting with Senator Manny Pacquiao tomorrow to join the opening of the TienDA.
Selected farmers and farmers’ groups from all over the country will bring their produce to the BNS Covered Court as early as Friday.
TienDA is an experiment and a work in progress with the purpose of establishing a marketing system where consumers and producers are linked to reduce the price of farm produce while allowing farmers and fishermen to earn more from their produce.
Started early this year, TienDA has received positive feedbacks, especially from farmers who are assisted by the Agriculture Department in bringing their products to the doorsteps of the consumers.
From Fort Bonifacio, retired soldiers and disabled veterans will bring TienDA to the different military camps all over the country.
When perfected, the TienDA concept will be adopted by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries as a marketing system for Philippine agriculture and fisheries products.