There is a stable market for abaca that is not addressed because stripping abaca is labor intensive, DTI Cebu Business Development Division Chief Elias Tecson said.
DTI Cebu Provincial Director Maria Elena Arbon said that if the abaca stripping machine will not be used, it will be given to other barangays who have market demands.
"We understand that we got used to manual stripping of abaca. We are hoping that you will adjust and use the machines because its for your welfare, Arbon said.
Abaca plantation in Danao is estimated to cover over 20 hectares.