Prov’l Gov’t distributes P162-T financial assistance to 24 hog raisers in San Carlos City
September 30, 2020
Twenty-four hog raisers from Barangay Calobaoan, San Carlos City received P162,000 indemnification from the Provincial Government of Pangasinan on September 29 for their losses due to African Swine Fever (ASF).
The indemnification to hog raisers affected by the ASF forms part in the “Tulong sa Pagbangon sa ASF,” program of the provincial government to assist the affected hog raisers in the province.
The provincial government compensates a maximum of 20 hogs per owner at P1,000 per hog.
Hog raisers from Barangay Calobaoan expressed their gratitude to the provincial government, led by Governor Amado I. Espino III, for its constant support to their livelihood.
“Napakalaking bagay ang naibigay ng ating probinsya kasi hindi niya kami pinabayaan kailanman, especially, ngayong pandemic na dumating sa atin,” Maria Francia Lavarias, one of the beneficiaries, said.
The brief distribution was led by 3rd district board members Angel M. Baniqued Jr. and Vici Ventanilla, Provincial Government Consultant Ramon Morden and Assistant Provincial Veterinarian Jovito Tabarejos.
Assuring that the Pangasinan provincial board supports the efforts of the provincial government, the board members of the 3rd district also urged the recipients to observe minimum health standards, such as wearing of face mask and face shield, physical distancing, and proper handwashing.
The board members also urged the recipients to divert their livelihood from hog raising to other ventures until the ASF spread has been fully curbed.
Provincial consultant Ramon Morden, on the other hand, also assured that the provincial government, under the administration of Governor Espino, remains committed in providing quality service and assistance to Pangasinenses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Ang ating minamahal na governor ay ginagawa niya ang lahat ng makakaya niya… sa ngayon, patuloy pa rin ‘yung Kalusugan Karaban na umiikot sa ating probinsya at meron din po tayong programa na Abig Pangasinan na ang ibig sabihin ay ‘to heal’,” the provincial consultant bared. /Shiella Mae C. De Guzman (Photo by RPGIII)