La Trinidad, Benguet – A post of a concerned citizen about Benguet farmers selling carrots for P10 per kilogram caught the attention of netizens, sharing it more than 1,200 times on Facebook as of 1:45 PM of May 28, 2022.
In a post shared by Maryjane Tidang, she said that the farmers are now selling their produce in a discounted amount at KM6, Cabanao, Balili, La Trinidad as the Benguet Agri-Pinoy and Trading Center and La Trinidad Vegetable Trading Post lack buyers.
“Pabilisan lang po. Awan kanu buyer gamin trading post and BAPTC. Kindly bring your own eco bag,” Tidang said in her post.
As shown in the images shared by the Facebook user, the proceeds of the carrots being sold will be utilized by farmers for their fuel.
As recalled, the La Trinidad Vegetable Trading Post, being alarmed by the alleged smuggling issue in the country, has been appealing to concerned agencies of the government to act on the issue, which according to them, has been affecting their livelihood as the major producer of carrots nationwide.
As claimed by the management of the vegetable trading post, vegetables, particularly carrots coming from China, are entering the country and said that these alleged smuggled vegetables are being sold in different areas in the country which include Divisoria Tondo, Metro Manila, and Cebu.
A senate probe is still ongoing in order to solve the alleged smuggling issue.
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