Bataan Governor Joet Garcia urged members of the Bataan Provincial Police Office to plant vegetables and even fruits in vacant lots to replenish the food supply amidst rising prices of prime commodities.
The Governor made the appeal in his speech during the culmination of 27th Police Community Relations Month at Camp Tolentino PNP headquarters last weekend.
“Magtanim po tayo ng gulay na masustansiya sa halip na bumili ng mga pagkaing puno ng preservatives,” said the newly elected governor.
He explained that when he was city mayor, the city government propagated the “Kaanib” program wherein every barangay had put up gardens planted with various vegetables for local residents’ consumption.
At the brief ceremony, Garcia lauded the Bataan PNP members for their important role during the pandemic. “Dahil sa inyo, ang Bataan ay isa sa pinakamaayos at tahimik na lalawigan sa ating bansa,” he said.