SAN JOSE CITY, Nueva Ecija, Aug. 9 — A 15-kilo “bulaklak pastillas” took the centerstage as an icon of the government’s drive against malnutrition, during the celebration of this city’s founding day at Pag-asa gym here Wednesday.
Prepared in bestselling flavors original, ube, pandan and mocha by the Philippine Carabao Center’s (PCC’s) brand Milka Krem, the biggest “bulaklak pastillas” was made of carabao milk from San Jose City.
The activity was jointly undertaken under the 11th Gatas ng Kalabaw Festival by the Philippine Carabao Center, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Small Medium Enterprise Council of Nueva Ecija and the San Jose City government.
Felomino Mamuad, PCC deputy executive director, said they are tasked to propagate carabao for farm, meat and milk.
“Many people no longer taste carabao milk. That is why we want to produce more milk for them,” Mamuad said.
Brigida Pili, DTI provincial director, said the Gatas ng Kalabaw Festival is an annual event hosted by different local government units in a bid to promote both the nutritional and busines value of the dairy product. (PNA)