Vegetable traders have pooled resources to help victims of the flooding in Cagayan Valley, donating 300,000 pesos worth of relief goods.
Nora Ganase, League of Associations President at the La Trinidad Vegetable Trading Post, said, “Even if we also suffered from the previous typhoons, especially our farmers, we are grateful that we have food and shelter unlike our ‘kababayan’ in Cagayan.”
The group took three days to gather the money for the donation drive, which, Ganase said, was their way of giving thanks in time for the celebration of Benguet’s founding anniversary.
A 10-wheel truck left the province on November 23, carrying boxes of instant food items and drinking water for five villages in Baggao, Cagayan.
The league initially intended to give a truckload of vegetables to the flood survivors, but it would take 12 hours to deliver them to Cagayan.
Benguet has a shortage of vegetables from the farms due to the onslaught of recent typhoons.