CLARK FREEPORT— Seventy-nine Aeta vendors were given an opportunity by Clark Development Corporation (CDC) to have a designated area where they can sell and exhibit their own products dubbed as the “Ayta Na” market located at a commercial area inside this Freeport.
The agriculture and souvenir market had its soft opening on October 15, 2021, and is currently operating. Preparations are now being made for its grand opening set on November 17, 2021.
Some of the products that are available in the area are fresh produce and souvenir items crafted by Indigenous Peoples (IP), fruits and vegetables from Arayat, and Porac, Pampanga, seafood from Candaba and Sasmuan, Pampanga, delicacies and desserts from Candaba, Pampanga, and Bamban, Tarlac, and plants from Baguio City.
CDC’s External Affairs Division (EAD) partnered with the Department of Agriculture (DA) for direct suppliers coming from various areas in the province.
According to CDC Capacity Building Officer Lycia Marzan, the IP vendors have undergone training at the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to ensure the quality and right pricing of perishable products.
The ‘Ayta Na’ market is open daily. Its wet market section is also open on Fridays and Saturdays. Meanwhile, plant lovers will have a variety of plants to choose from. These are available from Monday through Sunday, including holidays.
The said initiative is part of CDC-EAD Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs dedicated to helping the Aeta communities near this Freeport.
CDC hopes to assist more IP vendors that would benefit from the aforementioned livelihood initiative once it formally opens on November 17, 2021.
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September 15, 2023 3:30 p.m.
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USA back on top; Germany takes Top 3 spot in FIBA World Ranking
September 15, 2023 1:28 p.m.
MIES (Switzerland) – The recent completion of the prestigious FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 has produced some eye-catching positive climbs in the latest FIBA World Ranking Men, presented by Nike.
USA reclaim pole position with 786.6 points after benefiting from their consistency at major tournaments over the last three summers. Finishing in fourth place at the FIBA Basketball World Cup where they outperformed former number one nation Spain, their run to the Semi-Finals came off the back of winning an Olympic title at Tokyo in 2021 and also taking bronze at the FIBA AmeriCup 2022.
Recently crowned FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 champions Germany have another slice of history to enjoy as they step into the top three of the rankings for the very first time after moving up a massive eight places and onto 759.7 points. Their stunning success made all the more incredible because of the fact they made the journey to the top step of the podium without tasting defeat.
Canada also have another reason to celebrate too, with their maiden FIBA Basketball World Cup medal fueling an even bigger rise of nine spots. They now occupy sixth position with 745.5 points.
Serbia performed in outstanding fashion to make the title game and their second-placed finish gave their fans something to be proud of. Those supporters can also now enjoy and reflect on their country being a top five nation again as they move up a place and into fifth position on 755.6 points.
Meanwhile, when it comes to the scale and impact of climbing the rankings in the upper echelon, nobody can match Latvia. They have rocketed up a staggering 22 places and into the top 10 after their heroic underdog displays which ensured they took fifth place at the FIBA Basketball World Cup. They now sit in 8th position on 743.7 points.
There were many other teams who impressed at the flagship event, including Brazil who recorded three wins in five games and moves up a place into 12th in the rankings on 660.5 points. The Americas region can also boast a nice move upwards of five places into 16th for Puerto Rico on 611.1 points, while Dominican Republic rise six spots into 18th place on 561.9 points.
There were also notable improvements for Georgia who move up 10 positions and into 23rd on 465.9 points, Japan jump 11 spots to 26th on 432.2 points and Lebanon claim an uplift of 16 places into 28th on 423.3.
One nation that truly made everyone sit up and take notice at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 were first-timers South Sudan. They made history by beating China to claim a first win at the event, then pushing on to beat the Philippines and Angola. This has resulted in a sensational climb of 32 spots in the rankings. They now find themselves in 31st place with 375.5 points.
For more information about the method used in the calculation of the FIBA World Ranking Men, please refer to the “How It Works” section.
Click here to view the full FIBA World Ranking Men, presented by Nike.