10 August 2021 — The Department of Agriculture – Caraga through its Livestock Program turned over 40 heads of gilt pig to four clustered associations in the province of Surigao del Sur, August 8.

The gilt pigs amounting to P1.3 million pesos would serve as additional stock for the swine industry under the Livestock-based and Enterprise Development Program. Moreover, 319 bags of feeds were also distributed amounting to P417,418.00 pesos.

According to Regional Livestock Program Coordinator Jekem Sanchez, 10 gilt pigs will be apportioned to each four clusters of Surigao del Sur.

Ten gilts were handed over to the first cluster from CarCanMadLan represented by their President, Florante M. Sugian. For the second cluster from CorTanTaBaySanmi, received by Mathew S. Plaza III. For the third cluster from MaCaSal, received by Virgilio A. Dalman, and for the fourth cluster from BiBaHiLita, received by Bryan Salazar.
Staff from the Office of the Provincial Agriculture Surigao del Sur was also present during the turnover ceremony, represented by Livestock Coordinator Catalino Segismar.