The Department of Agriculture (DA-Caraga Region 13) in partnership with the provincial government launched Thursday the region’s first Liquid Nitrogen Plant (LN2) in Agusan del Sur.
The launching of the LN2 project in Agusan del Sur is seen to strengthen the artificial insemination program of the Caraga region. It will also upgrade local breeds of cattle, carabao, goats and other farm animals.
The DA, through the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), had provided P5 million worth of equipment while the local government of Agusan del Sur’s counterpart, amounting P 1.5 million, is for the building, electrification and manpower.
DA’s Regional Agriculture and Fisheries Information Division (RAFID) officer Emmylou T. Presilda said the LN2 program will be a big help to animal growers in Agusan del Sur and the whole Caraga region.
In another development, the government support to the poor of the poorest people in far-flung village communities on the anti-poverty alleviation program continues as thousands of household targeted beneficiaries are set to receive early next year and this time in southern-tip city of Bislig in Northeastern Mindanao (Caraga region).
Leah T. Quintana, region’s spokesperson of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-13) said at least 5, 689 potential beneficiaries are set to benefit the Set 5 Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or 4 P’s in village communities in Bislig City in 2012.
Social workers of Region Xlll DSWD led by Regional Director Mercedita P. Jabagat oriented on Thursday the city officials in Bislig City headed by City Mayor Librado C. Navarro in preparation for the distribution of benefits to 4Ps beneficiaries next year.
Also present during the orientation were barangay chairmen, district supervisors of the Department of Education (DepEd) and city health workers.
The conditional cash transfer (CCT) under the 4Ps provides cash assistance to poor families for their children’s health and education.