Tabo sa DA

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Created on Monday, 17 November 2014

Despite rain, the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 7 celebrated the World Food Day with a tabo.

According to Director Bonifacio Canillas of the National Meat Inspection Services (NMIS) in an interview with a local TV station , the event is an opportunity to promote safe meat as the agency celebrates the Meat Safety Consciousness Week on the third week of October.

Canillas advised consumers to buy meats with an NMIS seal. He added that the seal is a protection to the consumers as inspected meat passes sanitary requirements prior to marketing.

Gerry Avila, Agribusiness and Marketing Division chief, said that the tabo helps the farmers market their products. Showcased are recycled products like bags, and wallets, made by the 'Ritazo Tingub Women Workers' Association of Mandaue City.

Praxedes Embalzado, a farmer from Carcar City, said that the farmers' federation never fails to join a DA organized tabo as it is a big help for them in marketing their organic products. Embalzado said that 90% of their products are sold during the said tabo.

Sold during the tabo are organic fruits and vegetables from the different municipalities in Cebu, the organic rice processed from the rice processing plant Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) rice processing plant in Bohol , and other products such as handicrafts made by members of the Rural Improvement Club (RIC).

Director Dario Bonifacio Canillas (in red t-shirt) of the National Meat Inspection Services (NMIS) cuts the ribbon during the opening of the Tabo sa DA, in celebration of the World Food Month. He is assisted GMA's, Chona Carreon (3rd from left), Gerry Avila(2nd from left), with other DA staff.

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