From: Public Information Section
Category: Capitol News
Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. turned over projects worth a total of P6,350,000 to hog raisers associations from the different cities and municipalities of Negros Occidental, in a turn over ceremony held at the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) in Bacolod City, Thursday (March 2).
The Negros First Pork and Lamb Meat Shops worth a total of P1 Million were given to seven hog raisers associations, namely, Cauayan Livestock and Poultry Marketing Cooperative, Binalbagan Hog Raisers Association, Hinigaran Hog Raisers Association, Sagay City Hog Breeders Association, Caridad Hog Breeders Association, City of Kabankalan Poultry and Livestock Marketing Cooperative, Alijis Livestock and Hog Raisers Marketing Cooperative – Valladolid, while a unit of Double Decker Pig Carrier worth P3.5 Million and a Refrigerated Meat Van worth P 1,850,000 were given to the Alliance of Hog Raisers Association of Negros Occidental (AHRANO).
The meat shop package includes freezer, meat cutter, meat grinder, display table and digital weighing scale.
On the same day, the Negros First Brand of Pork and Lamb Products, a joint project of the PVO, AHRANO, and Sheep and Goat Breeders Association of Negros Occidental (SHEGOBANO), was also launched.
Board Member Victor Javellana, chairman of the SP Committee on Agriculture, said that such initiative project of Gov. Marañon was unanimously approved by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan through a resolution, in support to the food security program of the provincial government.
Gov. Marañon said that the projects are intended to increase the income of hog raisers and farmers and at the same time, enhance and promote the swine industry of the province.
He added that it is also a way to help the local producers from inconsiderate traders, and protect the consumers as well.
He urged the hog raisers to continue to unite and cooperate so that they could eventually expand and market to other neighboring provinces.
Also present in the activity were, PVO Head Dr. Renante Decena, Provincial Livestock Coordinator Perfecto Marañon, and AHRANO president Cynthia dela Cruz, among others./Capitol News