VICTORIAS Victorias City Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez recently signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the Carabao-based Business Improvement Network (CBIN) together with the Officer-In-Charge Provincial Veterinarian Placida Lemana, San Antonio Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative Center Chairman Renato Demingoy, Vice Chairman Diosdado Magallanes, Office of Committee on Agriculture chaired by Senator Cynthia Villar Representative Arjay Venus, and City Veterinarian John Michael Cabuguason.

The CBIN is a P10 million worth project which includes 64 dairy carabaos, trainings and capacity development, and establishment of the Dairy Box, an outlet and milk processing center.

Some 15 gilts for swine genetic improvement, 10 dairy carabaos, and 550 ducklings of Itik Pinas for balut production were given to the recipients of the Livestock Dispersal Program.

The Victorias Dairy (ViDa Milk) was also officially launched.

This is a project of the Philippine Carabao Center – Victorias City and the San Antonio Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative Center.

The MOA signing was also graced by Victorias City Vice Mayor Abelardo Bantug III, Eden Tio from the Department of Agriculture at La Carlota Stock Farm, Assistant for the Department of Agriculture Provincial Coordinating Office Welsie Deimos, Provincial Veterinary Office Livestock Services Division Chief Atty. Joselito Jaballa, Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee Chair on Agriculture Councilor Deilen Hofileña, Vice Chair Councilor Dino Acuña, City Councilors Derek Palanca, Teresita Bartolome, Hermie Millan, Warlito Undar, Dexter Senido, Danilo De Asis Jr., Virginia Adorio, Audie Malaga and Richard Julius Sablan.

Victorias City Cooperative and Livelihood Officer-In-Charge Leni Lacuesta, and Victorias Commercial Center Market Supervisor Ludaisy Fernandez were also present. (PR)