Agri dept of NorMin pays P2.5-M to ASF affected hog raisers in CdeO City on November 23.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – A total of 81 hog raisers from the three rural barangays of Cagayan de Oro City received its African Swine Fever (ASF) indemnity fund from the Department of Agriculture in Northern Mindanao on Tuesday, November 23.
Hog raisers received P5K for every culled hog affected with the said virus.
Homer Cezar Tumampos, of barangay Tagpangi who received P100K for his 20 culled hogs shared, “Naintindihan ko ang layunin ng gobyerno ukol dito sa ASF, kaya sinurender ko ang aking mga baboy para mapigilan ang pagkalat ng sakit sa ibang lugar.”
Tumapos is planning to use the money for an alternative livelihood to recover from his losses.
The rural barangays of Lumbia, Pagalungan, and Tagpangi with 502 culled hogs is the last batch of DA’s ASF indemnity payment for the city.
DA-10 ASF focal person Dr. Julesben Caesar Maquiling explained that starting July 1, 2021, ASF indemnification requests for depopulated hogs will not be accommodated under the Quick Response Fund but under the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation’s swine mortality insurance.
DA-10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado encourages all hog raisers of Region 10 to apply for the insurance of their hogs to the PCIC.
To sum up, DA has paid the total amount of P23 million to 1,161 affected hog raisers for their 4,610 culled hogs in CdeO.# (RDMElloren)