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City councilor Jimmy Carbonnel has questioned the non-inclusion of Yamang Bukid in the list of participants that were invited to join the Subaraw Biodiversity Festival’s “Tabuan ig Barakalan” agro-trade fair due to open on November 6 at the City Coliseum.

In his privilege speech Monday at the City Council regular session, Carbonell expressed dismay over the alleged failure of the City Agriculture Office (CAO) to inform Yamang Bukid to join the agro-trade fair event that will run until November 11.

Carbonnel said the agriculture office invited around 60 establishments to join the agro-trade fair, but Yamang Bukid, one of the leading tourism farms in Puerto Princesa, was not included in the Subaraw national event.

“The more participants in Subaraw the merrier, but I’m really sad that city agriculture seems to just give it to a limited number of participants in the list of tenants. The Yamang Bukid did not receive an invitation as the first agri-tourism in Puerto Princesa,” he said.

Carbonell said that as an awarded agro-tourism farm in Asia and accredited by the Department of Tourism (DOT), Yamang Bukid should not have been left out.

He also emphasized that Yamang Bukid is active in conducting different activities to empower the farmers and supportive of every activity of the city government.

“Why in the world did the agriculture office forget to send an invitation for them to participate?” he asked.

Carbonnel has asked the city agriculture head to appear before next week’s regular session.

“Nais natin maimbitahan ang opisyal ng agrticulture to clarify this matter dahil bakit nila ili-limit kung nabibigyan naman natin ng pagkakataon ang iba ay dapat sana mabigyan din ng pagkakataon ang lahat and I am referring to Yamang Bukid farm. They are very supportive sa lahat ng programa na pinangungunahan ng ating city agriculture,” Carbonnel,” he said.

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