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MMDA backs DILG program to plant fruits and veggies

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority declared its support for the project of the Department of the Interior and Local Government to entice communities to plant fruits and vegetables to boost food security.

The program is called Halina’t Magtanim ng Prutas at Gulay or HAPAG sa Barangay Project.

MMDA General Manager Usec. Procopio Lipana said the agency’s project to promote Takakura composting would also complement this program. Under this composting program, leftover food and fruit and vegetable peels would be turned into compost that could be used as fertilizer.

DILG Sec. Benhur Abalos led officials of government agencies and barangay leaders in the launch of HAPAG in Barangay Holy Spirit in Quezon City.

Abalos urged barangays to look for vacant lots where they could plant fruits and vegetables.

Their harvest would help feed the community, especially the children, he said.