Last June 15, the Virgin Coconut Oil Processing Center located in Brgy. Villa Padua finally comes to full circle as its inauguration and ribbon cutting took place. Brgy. Captain Pancho Ona welcomed visitors from the Provincial Agriculture Office, Philippine Coconut Authority, Green Life (the company who will market the product), other VCO producers from the different towns of Quezon, Municipal Agriculture Office and Municipal Mayor’s Office.
The President of Ibaba at Ilayang Villa Padua Farmers Association and their designated manager Kgd. Lorna Ranas are both optimistic that with the help and connections from different government agencies and private entities, their VCO can become a major livelihood industry for Gumaqueños.
Gumaca’s Municipal Administrator spoke on Mayor Erwin and Vice Mayor Elchor’s behalf expressing congratulations and gratitude as well to all those responsible for this momentous event to happen.
The association did an actual demonstration of VCO processing proving that they are indeed ready to conquer the market.