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Monday, November 21, 2022

56 hog raisers receive cash aid from PGO-SurSur 

Photo credit to: OPVet
TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur -- Some 56 legitimate hog raisers affected with African Swin Fever (ASF) received cash assistance from the Provincial Government of Surigao del Sur today, November 18, 2022.

The distribution of the assistance was graced by Governor Alexander T. Pimentel, who also led the distribution of the assistance for the affected hog raisers held at the Gov. Vicente Pimentel Jr. Social in Tandag City.

According to the Office of the Provincial Veterinarian in Surigao del Sur headed by Dr. Margarito La Torre, they have identified 13 hog raisers from the municipality of Tago, and 43 hog raisers from Tandag City.

Each of the beneficiaries received P3,000.00 regardless of the number of hogs culled, accordingly.

Based on the report, one barangay in the municipality of Tago, while 10 barangays in Tandag City reported being affected with African Swine Fever (ASF) recently.

It can be recalled that the State of Calamity due to the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak was declared throughout the country by the virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 1143 on May 10, 2021. This allows local government units (LGUs) to set aside part of the local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management  Fund (LDRRMF) or commonly known as the calamity fund for quick response and recovery purposes.

In Surigao del Sur, Gov. Alexander Pimentel as Chair of the Provincial-ASF Task Force ordered the Office of the Provincial Veterinarian to identify those affected hog raisers and provide assistance to help them recover from the said outbreak. (NGPB/PIA-Surigao del Sur)