By Yvette Tan
The Municipality of La Trinidad issued an Executive Order “ordering the temporary closure of the La Trinidad Vegetable Trading Post in view of the COVID-19 threat until further notice.” The order will take effect on March 25.
This is to curb the spread of the virus, as the Trading Post involves people working in close contact with each other.
It further states that “the La Trinidad Vegetable Trading Post (LTVTP) is a beehive of activity where traders, disposers, drivers and helpers meet in mass (sic) and come and go even from areas where there are positive cases of COVID-19.”
The LTVTP is a “bagsakan,” or a place where farmers sell their harvests to traders for distribution around Luzon. Benguet is a major supplier of highland vegetables which include cauliflower, carrots, bell peppers, spinach, pechay, cabbage, and the like.