The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is rolling out Kadiwa ng Pasko (KnP) stores in four regions nationwide to support local farmers, fishermen, manufacturers and micro small and medium enterprises.
Through the KnP stores, note buena food products will be offered at lower prices.
President Bongbong Marcos revived the Kadiwa program of his father, aimed at bringing food supply from farm to market and improving access to affordable food, especially to the low-income families.
The new Kadiwa program aims to alleviate the high prices of goods amid surging inflation.
In the National Capital Region (NCR), KnP stores are open until December 16 at Parañaque City Hall and Makati City Hall grounds.
On Friday, KnP stores will open at Barangay Almanza covered court in Las Piñas City; Barangay Nangka, Marikina City; Taguig City; new Caloocan City Hall South; and Pasay Sports Complex (Derham Park).
On Saturday, citizens near Disiplina Village in Bignay, Valenzuela City and Verdant covered court in Barangay Pamplona 3, Las Piñas City can avail of the cheaper noche buena items in KnP stores.
ON December 20, the KnP will also offer affordable goods at Armed Forces of the Philippines along Bonny Serrano Avenue corner EDSA, Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City.
Outside Metro Manila, KnP will still be rolled out in Cabarroguis, Quirino in Region 2 on December 16, 23 and 30 as well as at South Cotabato gym and Cultural Center in Barangay Poblacion, Koronadal City, South Cotabato from Dec. 1 to 23 and Pigcawayan, Cotabato City from Dec. 15 to 18 for the KnP in Region 12. (PNA)