The National Housing Authority (NHA) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) launched the first KADIWA pop-up store in Eastshine Residences, Brgy. Plaza Aldea, Tanay, Rizal, on September 3, Sunday.

Through the leadership of General Manager Joeben Tai, the NHA joins DA in carrying out its mission to provide low-income Filipino families with access to affordable and quality goods. The NHA beneficiaries can now take advantage of fresh vegetables, fruits, and meat products at cheaper prices.

NHA Assistant General Manager (AGM) Alvin S. Feliciano shared in a statement, “The partnership of the National Housing Authority with the Department of Agriculture through the KADIWA program aims to ensure that food commodities are made available and accessible in high consumer demand areas across NHA resettlement projects. This will connect food producers to consumers, making products less costly.” AGM Feliciano guaranteed that the Authority will ensure the installation of a KADIWA store in every NHA resettlement site.

Meanwhile, Ms. Ma. Antonia Dynalene Tiongco, Officer-in-Charge of the NHA Socio-Economic Development Division, announced the upcoming launching of KADIWA stores in various regions. “The next KADIWA pop-up stores will be launched on September 10, 2023, at St. Therese Housing Project, Brgy. Dalig, Teresa, Rizal, and on September 16, 2023, at Katuparan Village, Norzagaray, Bulacan,” Ms. Tiongco joyfully pronounced.

NHA Region IV Manager, Roderick T. Ibañez together with CSSD staff organized the launching activity. The KADIWA pop-up stores will operate every Sunday from 6:00 a.m. to noon.