By Mortz C. Ortigoza
MANGALDAN – The mayor here projected that the P2.3 million Pasalubong Center (PC) (souvenir shop) she just built can be recouped in one year.
|PASALUBONG CENTER. Business has been brisked at the Mangaldan town hall runs Pasalubong Center (souveneir shop) in the town after it opened last December to the public its homegrown products it sells|
Mayor Bona Fe D. Parayno cited to reporters that in one year since its inception early December last year, the P2.3 mllion building of the PC will be redeemed as buyers in and out of here patronized the homegrown products it sells.
She said customers salivate for tapa (cured beef), longganisa (pork sausage), tocino (bacon) and even the fresh pork produced by this town Triple As slaughter house.
“LGUs should not be only service oriented to the people but see to it that it has income generating projects that could regained it expenses to its other projects,” she stressed.
One of the captive customers, the mayor cited, that make the Center thrives are the employees of the town hall.
“The good thing about them is their purchases are being reimbursed by the payroll master from their salaries”.
|Mangaldan Mayor Bona Fe D. Parayno shows to the media men the |
frozen tapa and tocino the Center sells.
The PS sells other locally produced products like peanut brittles made by Marcello and Romana, smokeless charcoal, brown rice from the farmer associations here, boneless bangus and tapa from the processing plants funded by her administration and by the local government unit.
“Ang brown rice namin let’s say sa labas P87 but here it is P75 kasi direct sa mga farmers. The brown rice is good for health. Made namin na bangus ginagawa sa processing meron na rin”.
She said the bangus sardine bottled ala Spanish sardine here have been off the shelves for a while because it is the favorite commodity of the customers not from here and other towns but those who come from the pilgrim town Manaoag.
“It can be stored up to two years,” the mayor cited on the glass packaged milkfish.
“The PS is being manned by three persons. Because of the overwhelming crowd that come to buy I sometimes help manned the cash register,” she said.The PS had its grand opening last December 30 to jibe with the Rizal Day celebration.
|The bottled Bangus' sardine manufactured in|
Mangaldan that could be stored in the bottle
for two years.