La Trinidad is the capital of the province of Benguet in the Philippines. Filipino growers and traders have been donating millions of pesos worth of unsold assorted vegetables to the local government of this capital town.
Mayor Romeo Salda said growers and traders donated the highly perishable goods because there were no buyers coming over to the trading posts in Metro Manila and other parts of the country. The drop in prices of some vegetables also prompted them to just donate than leave the vegetables rotting in the farms. The vegetable donations started in April and are ongoing.
According to pna.gov.ph, Salda added that the public can go to the municipal grounds fronting the covered court beside the municipal hall building and get vegetables. Some of the vegetables were also donated to the locked-down barangays of Baguio City for distribution to affected residents.