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PGIN, DA distributed livestock assistance to farmers anew

by PGIN-CMO

Jan. 14, 2020 ...

As part of the recovery efforts for severely affected families in the province due to Typhoon "Ompong" last 2018, the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN), through the support of the Department of Agriculture (DA) distributed another set of livestock assistance last January 9 at Motorpool Ground, Laoag City.

A total of 4,530 itik and goats have been distributed to the local government units of Vintar, Pasuquin, Bacarra, San Nicolas, Paoay, Dingras, Pagudpud, Laoag City, and Batac City; an addition to the initial number of livestock distributed in the previous months.

"Nakumpleto na naming i-distribute ang mga itik. Hopefully sa susunod naman ay mayroon pang mga manok, dagdag na kambing, at tupa na manggagaling pa rin sa Department of Health. All in all, mahigit 22,000 ang ibabahagi nating livestock para sa mga rice farmers dito sa probinsiya," Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Loida Valenzuela shared.

Jessie Naceno, one of the recipients of the livelihood assistance expressed his gratitude:

"Masaya ako sa tulong na natanggap ko ngayon. Malaking tulong ito upang kahit papaano'y makapagsimula at makapagpatuloy kaming muli mula sa pinsalang naranasan namin noon. Sobrang nagpapasalamat ako kay Senator Imee Marcos at Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc sa tulong nila sa amin."