The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has partnered with the Department of Agriculture in establishing the “Kadiwa pop-up store project” in Tarlac City Post Office in cooperation with the Local Government Units (LGUs) in providing residents and city employees, direct access to fresh and affordable food and basic commodities.

KADIWA POP-UP STORE AT PHLPOST. (From left to right) Ariel S. Campo – Postmaster VI, Tarlac City, Ms. Merma Lea R. Abalos, Area Director, Northwest Luzon Area 2, Luis D. Carlos, Postmaster General and CEO, PHLPost, and Ms Carmencita S. Nogoy – Senior Agriculturist, Department of Agriculture during the inauguration ceremony of the Kadiwa store held in Tarlac City Post Office.

PHLPost would like to expand and replicate the Kadiwa pop-up store program’s rollout in other post offices in the country to provide farmers additional opportunities to market their products.

“Patuloy po ang ating pakikipag-ugnayan at pagpapatupad ng adhikain ng ating mahal na Pangulong BBM na maipalaganap ang proyektong ito, hindi lamang dito sa Northern Luzon kundi sa sa mga siyudad at munisipalidad sa buong bansa na may presensya ang PHLPost”, said Postmaster General Luis D. Carlos during the inauguration ceremony.

PMG Carlos added, “the postal service is now coordinating with the Department of Agriculture to become the logistics provider in part or whole of our farmers and the agricultural sector in transporting goods at cheaper price ”.

As a logistics provider, PHLPost can also deliver or transport their agricultural products such as seedlings, fertilizers, and crops to far-flung areas without access to major cities in the provinces.

“We can help our small farmers sell their products to cities where there is a potential market for them. PHLPost would like to help and uplift our local farmers to sell their product and improve their livelihood”, Carlos said.

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