In a virtual orientation, DA-10 RED Collado encourages all hog raisers of R-10 to apply for the insurance of their hogs to DA-PCIC.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Department of Agriculture – 10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado encourages all hog raisers of Region 10 to apply for the insurance of their hogs to the DA-Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (DA-PCIC).
Collado’s call is relative to the memorandum issued by DA Secretary William D. Dar that starting July 1, 2021, African Swine Fever (ASF) indemnification requests for depopulated hogs will not be accommodated under the Quick Response fund (QRF) but under DA-PCIC Insurance.
In a virtual orientation called by Collado which was attended by the provincial, city, municipal veterinary/agriculture offices of Region 10, the DA-PCIC 10 laid down the guidelines for the implementation of Swine Industry Insurance Program.
PCIC 10 Sales and Marketing Chief Roy Arthur Alamban said, the program contains relaxed features of the agency’s regular livestock insurance program.
It include discounted premiums to commercial hog raiser, increased indemnity payment for hog losses and inclusion of culling or destruction of swine due to ASF as ordered by the government as compensable peril.
Beneficiary-participants of the insurance program include backyard swine raisers listed in the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA), farmers cooperatives or associations, commercial farm operators, local government units, state colleges and universities.
Operations must be compliant with biosecurity level 1 standards and trained with biosecurity procedures.
Backyard swine raisers, smallholders will have 100 percent of the premium cost or full premium subsidy, while commercial swine raisers’ premium is based on the rated of the premium cost or as agreed upon by the DA and PCIC.
Affected swine raisers will receive a maximum of P10,000 per head for fattener (45 days to 6 months); P14,500 per head for F1 breeder and P34,000 per head for parent stock.
PCIC 10 Regional Manager Charlito Brilleta emphasized, that the program aims to provide insurance cover to backyard and commercial hog raisers who continue with hog farming and help mitigate the risk to their investments.
To insure their stocks, hog raisers may visit their respective municipal, city agriculture/veterinary offices.#(ATCabig)