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Yap, capitol officials inaugurate Centro Merkato

Jan 11, 2018

(Tarlac Governor Susan Yap (6th from left) leads the ribbon cutting of the Centro Merkato (Central Market), a provincial government inspired market aimed at showcasing the different products and produce of the province’s 17 municipalities and one city. Others in photo are Concepcion Vice Mayor Danilo David, Tarlac city Mayor Genaro Mendoza, La Paz Mayor Michael Manuel, Concepcion Mayor Andres Lacson, Board Member Antonio Cervantes Jr., Capas Mayor Reynaldo Catacutan and Vice Governor Carlito “Casada” David. Photo Courtesy of Jerry Techico)

GOVERNOR Susan Yap, Vice Governor Carlito “Casada” David and other provincial and municipal officials led the blessing and inauguration of the Centro Merkato [Central Market] at the former Tarlac grandstand along Romulo Boulevard, Tarlac city, morning of January 5.

The market, which will feature the local products and produce of the 17 municipalities and lone city of the province, will be open from 3 o’clock in the afternoon until 10 in the evening.

“This market was conceptualized so that the local products and produce of Tarlac province will be known and patronized,” Yap said adding that the venue can also be used whenever there are events and for recreational purposes.

Senator JV Ejercito, the senate chairman on the committee on Urban Housing and Development and committee on health graced the ceremony and said, “This is a conducive venue to showcase the local products and produce of Tarlac.”

The opening of the Centro Merkato was followed by a night party that started at around six in the evening that featured Rico D’ Magician, Cycle 56 and Library bands, the Singing Divas and a fi reworks display.

Former Tarlac Governor and now Tarlac second district Congressman Victor Yap praised the leadership of the provincial tgovernment for the fast implementation and realization of the Centro Merkato.

“I have to tip my hat to Gov. Susan, Vice Gov. Casada and the provincial board for the realization of this central market,” Cong. Yap said.

Others who attended the inauguration and night party were Board Members Jude Joseph David, Antonio Cenvantes Jr., Harmes Sembrano, Patrick Agustin and Enrico de Leon, Mayors Estelita Aquino of Moncada, Cristy Angeles of Tarlac city, Betty Lacbayan of Anao, Elma Macadamia of San Clemente, Marvin Silao of Victoria, Nora Modomo of Sta. Ignacia, Reynaldo Catacutan of Capas, Andres Lacson of Concepcion, Michael Manuel of La Paz, Concepcion Zarate of Pura and Diosdado Reginaldo of Ramos, Vice Mayors Genaro Mendoza of Tarlac city, Danilo David of Concepcion, Samuel Euguenio of San Jose, Benjie Tawatao of Ramos and Biyyo Manuel of Mayantoc, Tarlac State University President Myrna Mallari, Tarlac Visitors Bureau head Lydia Co, TPPO Provincial Director P/SSupt. Richie Posadas, capitol department and employees.

“I hope that this market will be the stepping stone for most of our local entrepreneurs to make their products known not only in the province but in the entire country as well,” Gov. Yap concluded.


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