NCR hog dealers helped get pork supply from Central Luzon

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Metro Manila hog dealers have been helped by Central Luzon region to obtain pork supplies to alleviate the shortage of meat supply.

According to data from the Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD), 380 pig heads weighing 37,620 kgs and worth P8,364,479 were supplied to Metro Manila. It was sold in Quezon City, Novaliches, and Blumentrit.

Just on March 14 to 27, AMAD helped two hog dealers from the National Capital Region (NCR), Sherlyn Francisco, and Milagros Conception, be linked to Charoen Pokphand Foods Philippines (CPF), a pork supplier from in General Tinio, Nueva Ecija, and Mayantoc, Tarlac which belongs to the Agriculture and Fisheries Corporation of our country.

Also on March 23, Landbank offered a loan of 15B Pesos to help boost the Department of Agriculture Swine repopulation program.

One of the goals of Market Linkage is to ensure an adequate supply of pork in Metro Manila.

It also aims to assist hog dealers in responding to Executive Order 124 issued by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on February 1, as it affected both the consumer and seller of the meat.

Under this, the price per kilo of pigue/kasim is set at Php270, while liempo is Php300 per kilo.

BY KHALID MANGONDATO

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