Twenty-four hog Laguindingan town hog raisers receive the total indemnification fund in the amount of P360,000 from DA-NorMin.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – A total of 24 hog raisers from the municipality of Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental received the African Swine Fever (ASF) indemnification fund in the total amount of P360,000 from the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10).
On Tuesday, July 6, 2021 affected hog raisers from Barangays Kibaghot and Poblacion each received P5,000 per culled hog to recover from the losses of said disease.
DA-10 OIC-Regulatory Division Chief Audy G. Maagad, who represented Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado, emphasized the importance of prevention and reporting of the incidence to immediately stop the spread of said viral hog disease.
Meanwhile, Laguindingan Mayor Diosdado T. Obsioma extended his gratefulness for the cash assistance, and encouraged residents to use the money wisely for other livelihood endeavors.
Hog raiser Benjie M. Suminlao accounted, that he will be using the indemnity fund for other livestock, “Since it may take a while before we can start raising hogs again, I will be using the money to buy vitamins for my cattle, goats and chickens.”
Said event marks the first leg of cash distribution for MisOr affected hog raisers. # (AMBManto)