BALANGA CITY, Bataan – The Provincial Veterinary Office yesterday distributed nine (9) high-breed cattle and 16 carabaos to residents of three coastal villages of Bagac and in an upland village of Morong to motivate residents to engage in dairy business and farming.
Mrs. Trinidad Tallorin, agricultural center chief of the Veterinary Office, explained that the distribution of cattle and carabaos to the coastal villages of Quinawan, Paisawan and Binuangan in Bagac town and in the upland Sitio of Kanawan, Binaritan, Morong town is part of Bataan Governor Albert Raymond S. Garcia’s animal dispersal program to provide alternative revenue earning projects for the residents in the countryside.
Mrs. Tallorin illustrated that Dr. Alberto Venturina and Governor Garcia have formulated strategic plans of guaranteeing earnings for the benefit of the residents in the rural areas by allocating P 1 million yearly budget for the promotion of socio-economic enterprises to achieve better quality of life.
She said the three coastal villages of Bagac town received nine (9) carabaos and nine (9) cattle while the upland village of Morong town got seven (7) carabaos for breeding and farm animals.
Bataan Vice Governor Cris Garcia, guest speaker during the simple turn-over rites held in front of the Bataan Peoples’ Center stressed the provincial government is pursuing an agriculturally-based livelihood scheme which would stipulate economic priorities for the betterment of the residents in rural communities.
She added a robust agribusiness structure is necessary with the emerging industrialization status of the historic peninsula in Central Luzon.