Wednesday, October 28, 2020

NegOcc Inks Deal To Supply Hogs To Luzon

NegOcc Inks Deal To Supply Hogs To Luzon


Phoenix Introduces New FamilyMart Retail Format Through Cebu Stores

FamilyMart opens three new compact stores in Cebu, offering a unique customer experience in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

SM Wins 15 Awards From HK’s CG Asia Magazine

SM Investments Corporation continues to be recognized abroad as it recently bagged 15 awards in the 10th Asian Excellence Awards 2020 of Hong Kong magazine Corporate Governance Asia.

GSIS Offers Computer Loan For Members

GSIS, ilulunsad ang Computer Loan Program upang matulungan ang mga miyembro nito at kanilang pamilya sa pagbili ng computer o laptop na gagamitin para sa kanilang mga trabaho o virtual classes ng kanilang mga anak.

Celebrate The Holidays With MMFF 2020, Globe, And Upstream

Globe and its partners also encourages moviegoers to fight online privacy.

Hog raisers in Negros Occidental are getting a boost with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that makes it possible for them to supply more hogs to the Luzon market.

The deal was made between the provincial government led by Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and provincial veterinarian Renante Decena with the Alliance of Hog Raisers Association of Negros Occidental (AHRANO) and Negros Occidental Hog Raisers Association (NOHRA), and the buyer, represented by hog trader Albert Lim.

“We hope that the steady supply of hogs will bring about economic benefits to the Negrense hog raisers and the community amidst the worldwide pandemic that has affected the province,” Lacson said during the signing rites at the Provincial Veterinary Office building on Wednesday.

The raisers associations, led by Pastor Ric Lauron and Rosendo de la Rama Jr., presidents of AHRANO and NOHRA, respectively, plan to establish a workable and lasting collaboration with each other in tapping the hog market in Luzon.

The MOU states that the producers will supply and sell their fattened hogs on a regular and scheduled basis to the buyer with consideration to the weight and quality specified by the latter.

The buyer will procure the hogs at prices advantageous to both parties and will observe the proper transport quarantine protocols with government regulatory agencies to maintain the African swine fever (ASF)-free status of Negros Occidental.

The PVO, as a facilitator, will coordinate with the producers and buyers regarding the availability of market hogs, schedules of deliveries and shipment, and other related activities.

Last week, Negrense swine raisers shipped 1,430 heads of hogs to Metro Manila and neighboring areas to boost supply in the ASF-hit Luzon.

The shipment included 942 heads from backyard raisers and 488 from commercial farms.

Low production in Luzon led to the demand for swine from Negros Occidental and other provinces.

The ASF outbreak also resulted in a higher live weight price of hogs, to as much as PHP185 per kilogram, particularly in Batangas and Bulacan.

The price is much higher than the liveweight price of only PHP100 to PHP105 in Negros Occidental, especially in the southern part of the province.

Negros Occidental, the country’s top producer of backyard swine, remains ASF-free and continues to strictly monitor the possible entry of pork and its by-products from other parts of the country as the threat of the swine disease persists.

To protect its PHP6-billion hog industry, the province has enforced the ban on the entry of pork and pork products from Luzon since September last year, and on similar products from Mindanao starting February this year. (PNA)

Latest News

Ombudsman May Suspend Local Officials Over Delayed Aid

President Rodrigo Duterte warns local government officials anew that the Office of the Ombudsman could order their suspension over delays in the distribution of cash aid for low-income families.

Palace: Red Cross Testing Halt Not Crippling Contact Tracing

Malacañang disagrees with the claim made by researchers that the decision of the Philippine Red Cross to stop conducting tests that are being charged to the PhilHealth will “cripple” the government’s isolation, quarantine, and contact tracing programs.

Roque: DepEd Needs Vehicles To Deliver Modules

Malacañang defends the purchase of over 100 service vehicles worth PHP1.5 million each, saying they will be used to deliver modules to students and teachers under the distance learning setup.

Gatchalian Seeks Better Quality Assurance Of Distance Learning Materials

"Sa pagpapatuloy ng edukasyon sa panahon ng pandemya ng COVID-19, hindi lamang ang paraan ng pagtuturo ang dapat nating tutukan. Kailangang siguruhin din natin na tama ang mga araling itinuturo natin sa ating mga kabataan. Sa pagsuri natin sa bawat aralin, ang kaalaman ng mahigit 22 milyong mag-aaral ang nakasalalay."

TCS Launches goIT Education Program In The PH

Tata Consultancy Services' program provides vital technology training for students to improve their communities and secure the nation's digital future.

Morissette, Jason, And Kikx To Drop Midnite Remix Of ‘Diyan Ba Sa Langit’

Morisette and Jason Dy drop a song for the departed loved ones, in time for the All Souls' Day.

WHO: World Had Highest Tally Of COVID-19 Cases Last Week

Last week saw the highest number of COVID-19 cases reported so far, and 46 percent of all the global cases were from the European region accounting for nearly one-third of all deaths, the two top World Health Organization officials said.

New Study Finds Businesses’ Shift To Digital During COVID-19 Could Be Permanent

It seems that the digital era is here to stay, especially for businesses. What can you say about this?

Tarlac City Elderlies Get Free Flu Vaccine

More than 1,500 senior citizens in Tarlac city were administered with flu vaccine on Tuesday to boost their fight against COVID-19.

Bacolod City Requires Travelers To Register For Contact Tracing

Individuals staying in Bacolod city who are seeking authority to travel are now required to register in the Bacolod Contact Tracing System.