Gov Manotoc hopeful for P2C program expansion in Metro ManilaAug 13, 2019
With the successful operation of the "Producer to Consumer" (P2C) Program initiated by former Governor, now Senator Imee R. Marcos in Quezon City since 2017, Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc is hopeful to expand the program in Metro Manila and its nearby provinces.
Governor Manotoc stated during his first thirty days report that the Provincial Government has forwarded a letter to City Mayor Isko Moreno regarding the operation of the said program in Metro Manila:
"We have already sent a letter to Mayor Isko. We are looking to expand it to the city (Manila) and other provinces para hindi masayang ang bawat biyahe natin. Marami tayong nadadaanan papuntang Quezon City kaya dapat i-maximize natin ang mga biyaheng ito," Gov. Manotoc explained.
The P2C program is under the Kadiwa Program of the Provincial Government which aims to provide marketing assistance to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and farmers in the province to directly sell their local products to consumers in other cities and provinces; and help them increase their profit.
Ilocos Norte has been participating in regular P2C Bazaars in Quezon City, with the city and provincial government since 2017.
The program was also brought in an open trade fair in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan last July 2018 in response to a vegetable shortage.