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Pia Cayetano traces where veggies come from

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She will eat her greens with more gusto after this eye-opener.

Former Senator turned Taguig Rep. Pia Cayetano went north to visit vegetable farmers and traders in La Trinidad, Benguet.

Dressed in her cozy wear, the politiko hit up the vegetable sellers who brought their fresh produce at the bagsakan, where she realized just how much their lives depend on good weather.

“Their stories fill me with joy, sometime tears. Vegetable growers and vendors are very much affected by the weather. Too cold and the veggies freeze up, too much rain and storm, they can’t harvest. Too dry and they don’t have enough water,” Cayetano said.

“So next time you eat your veggies, think of the people who put this on your table.”

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Do you know where your veggies come from? If you’re from Metro Manila like me, a lot of our veggies come from the north passing through trading centers like the La Trinidad Trading Post. I was there yesterday to visit the cooperatives we support. Their stories fill me with joy, sometime tears. Vegetable growers and vendors are very much affected by the weather. Too cold and the veggies freeze up, too much rain and storm, they can’t harvest. Too dry and they don’t have enough water. Our PTK micro-program for the past 6 years helps them manage their funding needs through the ups and downs of running their business. They can also use it for personal family emergencies. So next time you eat your veggies, think of the people who put this on your table. . . . #pinayinaction #eatyourveggies #microfinancing #workingmom

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Don’t neglect those leaves!