DA-NorMin hands over checks amounting to a total of P17.1-M to local officials of MisOr and CdeO on behalf of the hog raisers affected by ASF.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) turned over P17.1 million indemnity checks to the local officials of Misamis Oriental and Cagayan de Oro City on behalf of the hog raisers affected by the African Swine Fever (ASF) on June 23, 2021.

The ceremonial check turnover was headed by DA Assistant Secretary for Agribusiness and Marketing Kristine Y. Evangelista along with DA-RFO 10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado and Regional Technical Director for Operations Carlota S. Madriaga during the 123rd anniversary of the Department of Agriculture.

Receiving the said checks in separate turnovers were Misamis Oriental Governor Yevgeny Vincente B. Emano and Cagayan de Oro City Councilor and Committee Chair on Agriculture Jay Roa Pascual and Councilor Joyleen Mercedes L. Balaba.

The province of Misamis Oriental received P6.290 million for 343 affected hog raisers while the city of Cagayan de Oro received P10.810 million for 637 affected hog raisers.

ASec. Evangelista shared, that said indemnity fund will then be distributed to affected hog raisers who will each receive P5,000 per culled hog to recover from the losses brought about by the hog viral disease. # (AMBManto)