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Locally sourced fair opens

ov. Eugenio Jose Lacson at the Locally Sourced fair.* Richard Malihan photo

An agri-fishery and exhibit, dubbed “Locally Sourced,” showcasing locally sourced and produced products opened at The Atrium, Robinsons Place Bacolod Wednesday, October 6.

Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, together with OIC Provincial Agriculturist Dina Genzola, Joseph Sian of Robinson’s Place Bacolod, and Gina Banowski of the Mailum Organic Village Association, led the ribbon-cutting and opening ceremonies.

The exhibit, that will run until October 14, is in partnership with Negros Occidental provincial government, Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita, and Robinson’s Place Bacolod.

Negrense farmers and fisherfolks are selling fresh fruit and vegetables, organic food and other products, plants, and gardening essentials, among others.

“As a believer of the Negrense talent and product, I am certain that with proper enabling opportunities, our products can compete both in the national and global markets,” Lacson said.

He also said that under the Abanse Negrense Priority Development Agenda of the province, the primary goal under agriculture is to enhance the market potential of the farmers’ products so that their production will be enhanced by entrepreneurship.

“To our farmers and fisherfolk, your provincial government has your best interest at heart. We are going to do what we can to assist and empower you so that you will be able to reach your full potential, even in the thick of a pandemic,” the governor said.*

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