A total of 192 breeder piglets and 77 pig gilts were distributed to local government units (LGUs) in Negros Occidental’s fifth and sixth districts on Tuesday, September 14, as part of the Provincial Animal Genetic Improvement Program (PAGIP).
Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and Provincial Veterinary Office led by Dr. Renante Decena led the ceremonial distribution of breeder piglets to the livestock breeders of Himamaylan City, Binalbagan, La Castellana, Hinigaran, Isabela, and Moises Padilla in the fifth district, and the cities of Kabankalan, Sipalay, and towns of Candoni, Cauayan, Ilog, and Hinoba-an in the sixth district at the Hinigaran gym and Kabankalan City Hall grounds, respectively.
Members of the Alliance of Hog Raisers Association of Negros Occidental (AHRANO) were also present at the activity.
The turnover of breeder piglets is part of the provincial government’s livelihood program assistance that has been implemented continuously in all districts of the province.
It aims to ensure food security, sustainable development and local employment in the province anchored on the Abanse Negrense Priority Development Agenda.
Lacson said he hopes the project will continue to be sustainable so that more animal breeders can benefit with the program.
He also said that the livelihood project is a big help to the breeders especially in the midst of the present pandemic; he also thanked them for their contribution in ensuring food security in the province./WDJ