Skip to main content »

Good Samaritan: Benguet farmer donates 1,500 kilos of lettuce

A Benguet farmer contributed to his community amid the COVID-19 crisis after donating 1,500 kilograms of lettuce.

via igorotage.com

A farmer and a native of Sayangan, Atok in Benguet, said no one is buying his vegetables because of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine so instead of rotting, he thought he would give it away for free.

In this way, PJ Haight made a helping hand in the midst of the Covid crisis after giving away 1,500 kilos of lettuce to his community.

Truck load of lettuce | PJ Haights
Truck load of lettuce PJ Haights

What he did was park his truck full of nutritious lettuce at public places in the area to make it easier for residents to get his vegetables for free.

Even the Baguio City Government has been blessed.

The Cordillera Department of Agriculture has suggested that they can liaise with buyers in Manila so that farmers can earn more and provide more for the people of Manila.

“Kung merong mga hindi makabenta, inire-relay natin sa possible buyers sa Maynila. Yung maliliit na coop, tayo na rin mismo ang tumutulong sa kanila para madeliver nila sa Maynila,” said DA- Cordillera regional executive director Cameron Odsey.

The region exports 1 million kilograms of vegetables daily, he added.

Photo: Denver Badki
Photo: Denver Badki

Earlier, a farmer from Bauko, Mountain Province had unloaded his carrots in Saddle, Atok, Benguet for distribution to those who wanted them.


Music is life


Sharing is caring, kailian!

We do hope you find something great in this story. If you find this helpful, please do share it with the people you care about.


Igorotage is a social networking site — all contents are user-generated. The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of Igorotage.

Except as otherwise noted, the content of this page is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Join the discussion

Sign in to share your thoughts. No account yet?

What to learn next?

You might also like to read these related articles or browse more stories filed under News — or jump to a random article.

News Surprise me

3 Biggest Tourist Come-ons of Benguet

Benguet province's biggest tourist come-ons include strawberries in La Trinidad, flower farms in Atok and scenic Mount Pulag in Kabayan.

Mar 2, 2020 · 1 min read
Igorot seafarer donates another P50K for Kabayan, Benguet

This Igorot seafarer has now donated a total of P100,000 worth of rice to the people of Kabayan, Benguet.

May 10, 2020 · 1 min read
Miss Universe PH Candidates Promote Benguet

Miss Universe PH candidates visit Benguet to personally witness and experience the rich culture and to promote the tourist spots of the province.

Oct 15, 2020 · 2 min read
Miss Universe Philippines Candidates to Visit Baguio City and Benguet

Miss Universe Philippines candidates will visit Baguio City and Benguet province on October 15 and 16, 2020.

Oct 7, 2020 · 4 min read
5 Reasons Why You Should Get Married in Benguet

Benguet should be your destination wedding choice, here are 5 reasons.

Bot in Travel
Feb 3 · 3 min read
Rep. Yap appeals to Magalong to lift travel restrictions on Benguet residents entering Baguio

Benguet Caretaker Eric Go Yap has appealed to Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong to lift travel restrictions on Benguet residents entering Baguio.

Nov 20, 2020 · 3 min read
10 Signs You are from La Trinidad, Benguet

The residents of La Trinidad, Benguet share common experiences, memories, and values. If you are from La Trinidad, you will surely relate to this.

Jan 13 · 3 min read
History of Benguet Province

Benguet was formerly a sub-province of the old Mountain Province and became a separate province with the enactment of RA No. 4695 on June 18, 1966.

Sep 2, 2020 · 9 min read
Marie Carolyn Budong Verano among Top Ten Inspiring Teachers of the Philippines 2020

Marie Carolyn Budong Verano, from Itogon, Benguet, is among the Top Ten Inspiring Teachers of the Republic of the Philippines 2020.

Oct 20, 2020 · 5 min read
Kimberly Esteban Molitas: One of the Most Influential Women in Asia

Lieutenant Colonel Kimberly Esteban Molitas is one of the most influential women in Asia. A proud Igorota PNP Spokesperson from Kibungan, Benguet.

Feb 19, 2020 · 3 min read