Piñol: Iloilo is new onion production center

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Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol on May 4 declared Iloilo as the new onion production area of the country.

Piñol made the statement during the Bulb Onion Field Day and Harvest Festival in Miag-ao.

He said he wants the onion production area expanded to 2,000 hectares from the current 205 hectares.

Onion production primarily comes from Miag-ao, with some coming from Oton.

“As Secretary of Agriculture, I will commit sufficient financial support, technical support and even loan support,” Piñol said.

“I’m looking at Iloilo alongside Mindoro as the new areas for concentration. We will target sufficiency in onion in the next three years,” he added.