“Oplan Sayote”: Sagada farmers donate truckload of sayote to quake victims

  • Mountain Province farmers donated sayotes to be sent to affected residents in Mindanao
  • Their “Oplan Sayote” was lauded online by netizens
  • According to social media accounts of farmers, there is an oversupply of sayote in the region

Farmers from Sagada town, Mountain Province decided to send a truckload of “sayote” to Mindanao residents affected by the recent quake in Mindanao.

Image by MT. Province PDRRM Operations Center via Facebook

Through their “Oplan Sayote,” farmers from the municipalities of Sagada and Bauko extended their assistance to the affected residents. According to Sagada Mayor James Pooten, their initiative was launched upon the coordination of their farmers and the Department of Agriculture (DA).

The local government had a truck roam around Sagada’s Eastern barangays to collect sayotes that their farmers would like to donate. As of posting, as many as 25 sacks of sayote were already turned over to the DA regional office in Baguio City. They will soon be arranged to be shipped to Cotabato.

The Sagada muncipality Facebook page wrote their farmers are happy to share their abundant supply of sayote. They wrote, “Sagada is blessed with the abundance of Sayote. For the victims of earthquakes in Cotabato, Sagada sends its abundance to the victims of this calamity. We pray for your safety.”

Image by MT. Province PDRRM Operations Center via Facebook

The initiative was quickly praised by netizens online. Netizen C. Williams wrote, “Wow Sayote goes all the way to Mindanao. Kudos Sagada and Bauko Mt. Province. Iyan ang buong puso bigay ng mga taga Cordillera.”

This came after several social media accounts from Benguet farmers announced that they are experiencing an “oversupply” of sayote. According to them, the prices of sayote have plummeted down to P2-3 per kilogram. Instead of throwing away or letting these vegetables rot, donating it to those in need would definitely go a long way.

Yes! Best example of turning challenges into blessings to others!