Assistance to Livestock FarmersDA-CAR Regional Executive Director Cameron Odsey and Governor Dr. Melchor Daguines Diclas turned over some 49 goats and eight pigs to the beneficiaries of the Recovery Program of DA on Wednesday, Feb. 2. The recipients of the said assistance are livestock farmers who were affected by the onslaught of monsoon rains in 2021. They were identified through reports consolidated by the Provincial Veterinary Office from the different municipal LGUs. Through the same program, some 300 bags of feeds were also given to the beneficiaries of the swine repopulation program who received pigs from the agency last year.
Former Rebels Receive Financial Aid
As part of his campaign to end local communist armed conflict, Governor Dr. Melchor Daguines Diclas provided financial assistance to three former rebels who have recently returned to the folds of the law.
This is on top of the cash aid the three will be receiving from the government under the enhanced comprehensive local integration program.
A simple turn-over of the former rebels’ firearms to the authorities was also held Wednesday at the provincial governor’s office with PROCOR Regional Director PBGEN Ronald Oliver Lee and Benguet PPO Provincial Director PCOL Reynaldo DR Pasiwen.
Gov. Diclas thanked the Philippine National Police for their continued effort for the efficient and effective implementation of the whole-of-nation approach against insurgency.