THE Municipality of Guagua, headed by Mayor Dante Torres, renewed its sisterhood pact with the Municipality of La Trinidad as the two local government units launched a depot center for fresh cut flowers and ornamental plants from Benguet right in the heart of Guagua's busy Jose Abad Santos Avenue.
La Trinidad Mayor Romeo Salda, Vice Mayor Roderick Awingan and members of the Municipal Council signed the memorandum of agreement with Guagua officials.
The launching of the flower center was witnessed by Lubao Mayor Esmeralda Pineda and other local officials.
Known for its blooms, produce and berries, La Trinidad is being marketed as a top producer and supplier of fresh goods, supplying the nation of its products. Flowers from the valley are sold in Manila, through the Dangwa flower market.
Torres said there will now be a better way of accessing flower supplies without the need to go to Manila. Cut flowers from La Trinidad's famed cut flower farms will be made available on wholesale and retail. The move aims to tap the Central Luzon market and provide a stable supply of cut flower materials.
Torres said Pampanga alone hosts a wholesale through hotels and event venues that demand a steady supply of cut flowers.
The project, dubbed as "La Trinidad Blooms in Guagua," is located at Prombrera Center in Barangay San Matias along Jose Abad Santos Avenue.