December 2, 2022

The City Veterinary and Agriculture Office (CVAO) started distributing range chicken to beneficiaries in the Summer Capital.
The distribution of chicken, which targets 1,000 beneficiaries, is one of the components of the City Urban Livestock Raising Program worth P10 million proposed by the CVAO and funded by the Department of Agriculture-Cordillera.
The P10M fund under the Livestock Banner Program of DA is allotted for chicken production, rabbit raising, and beekeeping.
The first 100 beneficiaries received the livelihood assistance on Aug. 24 while the distribution for others is scheduled on various dates to avoid mass gathering and follow health protocols amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Each beneficiary received 10 heads of chicken.
Free training on chicken rearing and one sack of feed were also given per beneficiary.
Ben Pang-at of Barangay San Vicente, who is one of the recipients of the project, thanked the city government and DA-Cordillera for the livelihood assistance.
Last March, the city government of Baguio led by Mayor Benjamin Magalong and the DA-Cordillera headed by OIC-Regional Executive Director Cameron Odsey signed a memorandum of agreement for the implementation of the project.
The project is eyed as an alternative source of livelihood for displaced hog raisers and wage earners.
DA-Cordillera recognized the city government as partner in promoting urban agriculture development programs, Regional Technical Director for Research and Regulations Jennilyn Dawayan said the project is one of the city’s initiatives that was supported by the DA.
“We are trying to capacitate farming communities to hopefully increase egg production,” she said.
Dawayan led the distribution of range chicken, together with DA-Cordillera Regulatory Division Chief Ruben Dulagan, City Agricultural Program Coordination Officer Ofelia Ducayag, Executive Assistant I Leandro Tabilog, and Assistant City Veterinarian Silardo Bested. – Press release