[UPDATE AS OF MAY 21, 2020]
Second Wave of Vegetable Seedlings Distribution
The Department of Agriculture (DA), through the City Veterinary and Agricultural Office, will be having a second wave of distribution of vegetable seedlings tomorrow, May 22, 2020, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Middle Quirino Hill covered court.
The second wave of distribution targets residents of Lower Quirino Hill, Middle Quirino Hill, East Quirino Hill, and West Quirino Hill.
However, the Agricultural Services Division made it clear in a Facebook post, that interested residents from nearby barangays are also welcome.
Furthermore, interested residents are reminded to bring your own boxes or crates for the seedlings.
[As of May 16, 2020] The Department of Agriculture-Cordillera Administrative Region (DA- CAR), through the City Veterinary and Agricultural Office, has distributed a total of 20,000 assorted vegetable seedlings to the beneficiaries of the “Plant, Plant, Plant” Program (4P).
Recipients of the Vegetable Seedlings
The recipients of the vegetable seedlings for urban gardening are residents of Barangay Lower and Upper Magsaysay, Barangay Private Road Magsaysay, Barangay Sto. Nino, Slaughter Compound, Barangay Padre Burgos.
Furthermore, some walk-ins from other barangays were also able to get seedlings under the 4P.
Ahon Lahat, Pagkain Sapat Kontra COVID-19
The distribution of vegetable seedlings is part of DA’s initiative called the Ahon Lahat, Pagkain Sapat Kontra COVID-19 (ALPAS), otherwise known as the 4P. The agency came up with ALPAS in response to its mandate to “ensure a food-secure Philippines much more in time of the health emergency period”.
This program aims to distribute vegetable seedlings in areas within the Central Business District where residents have limited areas for planting but can use alternatives such as small containers.
A Collaboration of DA Laboratory Divisions
Through the collaborative effort by the different laboratory divisions of DA, the seedlings of short-seasoned vegetables were produced and now distributed.