DA Sec. Alcala, Sen. Pangilinan at Quezon Agri Market Center

March 6, 2011

Department of Agriculture
March 7, 2011






Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala (right) and Senator Francis Pangilinan, chairman of the Senate committee on agriculture and food, appreciate a ‘sea of squash’ being sold at the Sentrong Pamilihan ng Produktong Agrikultura ng Quezon, in Sariaya, which has become a major vegetable trading center in Southern Luzon since it was built in 2006 by Sec. Alcala, when we was a still a Representative of the 2nd District of Quezon. The trading post recently put up a vegetable processing facility that produces noodles fortified with squash and malunggay, and vacuum-packed vegetables that will form part of the ‘food relief basket’ distributed to disaster-affected families by the Department of Social Welfare and Development. (Alan Jay Jacalan, DA Information Service)