We arrived in EspaÃ±ola, Palawan on a Wednesday for me to have a crash course about agriculture. We went by the Market of Abo-Abo, where the intersection of the National Highway, where one road would lead to Quezon where the Tabon Caves Complex are located and the other to Brooke’s Point and Rio Tuba. The market was big but it resembled a ghost town as only a handful of stalls are open and the other are vacated. I asked why the market was very big and yet no one occupies the stall. On my standards it was a total waste of space. Tito Nani said to me that I should go there on a Thursday to see why.
Almost empty market
The next day, from the research facility of Department of Agriculture in EspaÃ±ola I walked to the under-construction-muddy-due-to-the-rain National Highway and to the market. The ghost town market was no more, as the place was filled with living souls with bodies and a lot of goods being traded.
Turns out that every Thursday is Market Day at Abo-Abo Market. This is the day where producers can sell their goods directly to the end-user. The goods sold that day were vegetables, fruits, dried fishes, fresh seafood, pots and pans, bolo, canned goods and many more.