Fr. Eduardo "Ponpon" Vasquez, Jr. shares his knowledge about farming. Tours Angel Locsin around the urban garden he built in his parish!




There have been an increasing number of plantitos and plantitas in the country growing their own plants, herbs, and flowers in this time of pandemic. Some celebrities even, are joining the fun as seen on their Instagram accounts. While others are considering this as a hobby or a recreational activity to keep them productive while quarantined, some are actually relying on this to make ends meet and on Iba Yan's 18th episode, Angel Locsin shared few inspiring plantitos and plantitas story.


Angel Locsin visits the Shrine of Our Lady of Grace in Caloocan City to learn more about Fr. Eduardo "Ponpon" Vasquez, Jr. and the urban garden he built in his parish. The priest talks about his passion for gardening and his goal of teaching his community to grow plants in their homes. Fr. Ponpon showed Angel around the garden and shared how things work.




Because of the produce from the garden, they were able to help more people in this time of pandemic.


"Food sufficiency in every home, na magkaroon ng pagkain sa bahay-bahay na pag nagkaroon ng tag-gutom, pwedeng pipitas ka na lang na kahit wala kang pera" he said.


"Ang pangarap na nasa puso ko ngayon ay ang wala nang maghirap, na ang lahat ay sagana, wala nang nagugutom" this is what drives Fr. Ponpon in cultivating the soils of Caloocan City to grow more produce and help people who are in need. His example is what most of us needs. Watch the full episode learn more how he's done it!




Source: ABS-CBN

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