Every Thursday in Maitum, Sarangani, farmers arrive at dawn in the mini forest beside the municipal hall bringing their newly-harvested vegetables and other farm products for the Laray (display of goods, farm produce, and even marine products). This weekly Laray was initiated by the late mayor George Yabes nearly two decades ago. The products are not only cheaper than those sold in the market , they are guaranteed fresh, too. Photos by ELIZABETH N. RAMOS, Maitum Information Office