Lumayang folks training to make ‘spicy vinegar PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 August 2011 17:12

Forty residents of Barangay Lumayang benefited from the free livelihood training of the Food Processor Association of Zamboanga (FPAZ) last week.
Councilor Miguel “Mike” Alavar III, FPAZ vice president, said the participants were trained on the proper way of processing spicy vinegar.

Alavar said the training was very successful as all the participants absorbed what the trainers taught them.
The councilor added the Lumayang residents were also taught on how to market the product.

“The activity in Lumayang was a part of our program called ‘One Barangay, One Product’ which we launched last year, and our aim is to recognize and discover the local products in each barangay in the city and help the residents to sell it in the market,” Alavar said.

FPAZ, together with its president Edsel Mari Acuña and other trainers, taught the participants how to concoct the vinegar without using artificial preservative and the how to prepare attractive labeling of the bottles.

Alavar that they came up with the project in Lumayang after he personally discovered that there is plenty oof coconut vinegar in that barangay.

Alavar and Acuña had earlier met with Lumayang Barangay Chairman Frederick Atilano and discussed with him the holding of the training.

FPAZ gained all-out support from the Lumayang barangay council led by Atilano who welcomed them.

Meanwhile, FPAZ is also scheduled to conduct free training on how to make “spicy tuyo” in Barangay Tugbungan.

Alavar said that FPAZ has learned that there is plenty of tuyo or dried fish in Tugbungan thus they will train interested residents on the proper processing of “spicy tuyo” and how to sell it in the market.

FPAZ had also trained residents of Taluksangay on making cardboard boxes to package the famous “lokot-lokot”.
Alavar said they had also taught the Taluksangay folks on how to market their product.      After a few months, he said, “lokot-lokot” in boxes can now be found in different convenient stores. — Dan Toribio Jr.