The Provincial Government of Abra headed by Gov. Joy Bernos sold a total of P154,500 worth of Abrenian food during the first Mangan Taku Cordillera Food Fair at Rose Garden, Burnham Park, Baguio City on April 8-14, 2019, making the province one of the top sellers.
There were 14 booths from the different provinces, private organizations, schools, and organic producers featuring food of the Cordillerans.
Abra Pasalubong Center sold P61,000 worth of patupat (sticky rice), masa podrida, goloria, bagnet, longganisa, chichacorn, balikutsa, muscovado, cacao tablea, banana chips, veggie chips, and honey. For cakes and pancit miki, they sold P93,500.
According to Officer in Charge Provincial Cooperative Development Officer Maria Eloisa Marbella, among the six provinces in the Cordillera, 35% of the total sales (P439,910) came from Abra.
Marbella said that there were ten suppliers from the province who were directly benefited by earning an income through the Food Fair.
Pasalubong Center, Abra Organic Practitioners Agriculture Cooperative, and MK Pancitan represented the province during the Food Fair.
Marbella said that on the next food fair, they will be having other suppliers from the province to benefit more Abreños.