Livestock Dispersal Program
By: Hannah Kathleen B. Guzman
The Provincial Government of Cotabato, adhere to its trust of “Serbisyong Totoo”, continue to uplift the kines of every Cotabatenios. The livestock dispersed program being implemented by the office of the Provincial Veterinarian provide an opportunity among farmers, housewives or young individuals to improve their way of living.
On November 14,2014 there were 23 recipients of the social program who individually received 28 heads of duck. The beneficiaries belongs to the indigenous people (IP’s) or also known as “Lumads”. They came from different barangays of Kabacan identified by their Provincial coordinator, Mr. Lito Palma.
A short program was held before the actual giving of the animals to the recipients. It was emphasized by the Acting Provincial Veterinarian, Dr. Rufino C. Sorupia that the success of the program lies in the hands of the beneficiaries. They have to take good care of the ducks in order to be able to give back for what they have received. And let others to have the same opportunity as what they have. Ducks can give additional income for the family as well as source of protein from the eggs and meat if they are managed correctly.
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