On April 26, DA-NorMin releases P746,886.00 to Shamus Farm, which serves as the gov’t’s transpo assistance for their shipment of hogs to Metro Manila to help stabilize its local retail pork prices.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Agriculture in Northern Mindanao releases on April 26 its transportation assistance to Shamus Farm for its first two shipments of hogs with a total of 35,566 kilograms to Metro Manila within 60-day price ceiling.

DA-10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado handed two checks with a total amount of P746,886 to Leon G. Tan, Jr., owner of Shamus Farm and the President of the Northern Mindanao Hog Raisers Association, Inc. (NORMINHOG).

In February, DA issued a memorandum for transport support for live pigs from Visayas and Mindanao to Metro Manila to help stabilize its local retail pork prices.

“This is such a huge help to us, hog raisers, that the transportation cost was subsidized. We are happy that the agri department was able to deliver their promise of helping our hog raisers and provide food to areas that are greatly in need especially in time of the ASF and pandemic,” said Tan.

Other hog suppliers in Northern Mindanao will soon receive the reimbursement of their transpo assistance once they have complied and process the necessary requirements.#(CSeraspe)