WORRIES of future partners of the Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading Center (BAPTC) have been wiped out after the management assured stakeholders of smooth operation inside the vegetable trading area.
“From the beginning of stall awarding, vendors are now allowed to sell the whole day. With regards to their products, they can leave it in their stalls, they can cover it. But, for commodities with special treatment, we have a cold and dry storage,” BAPTC Chief Operations Dr. Violeta Salda said.
Salda clarified after sorting out their packages, they can keep their produce in the storage.
“We can make use of the cold and dry storages. We have very minimal charges. They can afford the rental,” She added.
Rates for a 28 tonner storage will be at P15,000. But, the amount is divided based on the quantity of kilos an individual will store.
Salda reiterated there are still slots for applicants since they can accommodate more than 137, 000 farmers.
“We can accommodate farmers from Tinoc, Ifugao and Mountain Province,” she continued.
However, BAPTC will only trade with farmers who passed the requirements set by the trading centers.
Initial requirements for applicants include barangay clearance, voter’s Identification, birth certificate from the Philippine Statistics Authority, medical certificate from the Municipal Health Office; NBI and police clearances, latest Community Tax Certificate, and two 2x2 photo.