P5M loan to be given to coconut farmers for Palarong Pambansa’s supply of buko
After coconut farmers requested the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Education to consider buko as the official energy drink of the national games, the move was met with the glowing support of DA Secretary Manny Piñol and DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones during the meeting of Cabinet Secretaries yesterday.
On his Facebook post, the Agriculture chief shared that Secretary Briones was very open to the idea of designating buko or coconuts as the official energy drink of the games, but was only concerned if there was adequate supply for the 2,000 participants of the games for the week long event.
The DA assured that the farmers will be able to meet the demand with the P5 million loan that will be provided by the DA as working capital for the supply. (ANGEL ONG)