In a statement, the Presidential Communications Office (PCO) said that according to the organizers, the sales of the Kadiwa ng Pangulo totaled to P931,329.66 — P412,799.30 on February 27 and P518,530.36 on February 28.
The Kadiwa ng Pangulo, a program of the Department of Agriculture aimed to provide consumers with fresh and affordable products and provide ready market to farmers and producers, was launched by Marcos, the concurrent secretary of the DA, in Cebu City on February 27.
The administration of Marcos intensified the Kadiwa program, which was enhanced at the height of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic to help stabilize prices and supply of staple foods that were impacted by the enforcement of community lockdowns.
From November 5 to December 31, Kadiwa activities generated a total of P136.14 million sales all throughout the country.
In his speech in Cebu, Marcos expressed elation over the expansion of the Kadiwa caravan, noting that not only will it help Filipinos cope with the effects of rising food prices but also increase the income of local farmers, fisherfolk and small enterprises.
Marcos vowed to extend the program, which currently established 500 Kadiwa stores all over the country. (SunStar Philippines)