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Livestock: A driving force for food security in Negros Occidental

THE Office of Negros Occidental Provincial Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson continues to give priority to the food security program of the government as food is still a basic necessity especially at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

The good governor along with Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Renante Decena and several others turned over livestock to towns and cities in the 6th District on August 6.

The towns of Ilog, Candoni, Cauayan, Hinobaan and the cities of Sipalay and Kabankalan received 180 heads of breeder piglets as part of the Provincial Animal Genetic Improvement Program.

Governor Lacson said the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic is a priority but there is still a need to continue the livelihood programs of animal breeders in the province.

He also said that he hopes the project will be sustainable to help more beneficiaries as part of ensuring the food security program in the province.

Present at the turnover ceremony were Mayors John Rey Tabujara of Cauayan, Pedro Zayco of Kabankalan City, Ma. Gina Lizares of Sipalay City, and Ernesto Estrao of Hinobaan, and other local officials.

Meanwhile, the Pekin Duck Multiplier Farms located in Cauayan and Sipalay City were also inaugurated as part of the day’s activity.

Dr. Decena said the Provincial Government’s Animal Genetic Improvement Program aims to breed and produce healthy livestock and meat products, that redounds to the enhancement of livelihood of beneficiaries and improvement of lives in the community.

He also said that Artificial Insemination centers and laboratories were also established to produce high-quality livestock for project sustainability.

All mayors thanked Governor Lacson for the project given to the constituents that they said will be a big help in the midst of the present worldwide pandemic.


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