June 14, 2024
FREE-RANGE CHICKS — Municipal Administrator Eric Fulangen, Sr., representing Mayor Jerome Tudlong, Jr. of Bontoc, Mountain Province and Municipal Agriculturist Renato Falag-ey led the distribution of 700 heads of free-range chicks to 70 beneficiaries in the capital town last week. — Jovi Lopez

BONTOC, Mountain Province – The local government unit distributed free-range chicken to give families here a source of livelihood.

The Office of the Municipal Agriculturist (OMAG) and Municipal Health Office (MHO) distributed 700 free-range chicks to 70 families.

OMAG Agricultural Technologist Sheryll Tumingeb said the beneficiaries include 33 recipients from various organizations who have submitted requests for the provision of assistance and 37 parents of malnourished children identified by the MHO.

Municipal Administrator Eric Fula-ngen, Sr., who represented Mayor Jerome Tudlong, Jr., said the provision of the livelihood assistance is part of the LGU’s intervention plan to enhance the health and nutrition and to encourage livestock rearing as a means of income generation for residents.

Municipal Nutrition Action Officer Venous Faith Cofulan said the beneficiaries are parents or guardians of malnourished children aged zero to 59 months who had undergone the Operation Timbang Plus.

The beneficiaries were also provided with feeds.

Municipal Agriculturist Renato Falag-ey said raising free-range chicken is part of organic food production.

He said the practice is not only cost-efficient but also contributes to the community’s health and well-being.

The provision of free-range chicks is also aligned with the strategy of the LGU to create a resilient and food-secure community by empowering families to engage in backyard farming and gardening. – Christy Mae Che-es-Pangesfan