On July 27, the Philippine Air Force transported 15,000 pounds of agricultural products from the old Davao Airport to Colonel Jesus Villamor Air Base, Pasay City.
Air Force’s C-130 aircraft operated by the 220th Airlift Wing (220AW) was used for the said mission.
This airlift mission was in connection with the envisioned Food Skyway Project of Department of Agriculture (DA) which will use military C-130 transport aircraft. The Air Force currently has 5 C-130s in its inventory.
“These products will be displayed during the launching of TienDA Farmer’s Outlet on July 28 at the Bureau of Plant Industry compound in San Andres, Malate, Manila. This activity will be conducted twice a month starting in August to December 2017,” the 220AW said.
TienDA aims to ensure the consumers to have affordable and reasonable prices of agricultural products fresh from the farm and at farm-gate prices.
“Flight missions such as this represent the non- traditional roles being performed by the Air Force. And in many cases, the impact of these flights have seen the inclusive economic development of the country with its significant effect largely felt by the rural communities,” the 220AW said.
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