THIRTY families received piglets as part of the first batch of the Piglet Dispersal Repopulation of Antipolo City in Rizal.
Antipolo City Mayor Andrea “Andeng” Ynares said 73 piglets were given to qualified families to start their livelihood following the hardships they endured from the COVID-19 pandemic and the threat of African Swine Fever (ASF).
Mayora Andeng immediately made clear that there is no ASF case in Antipolo City, and no meat that came from a pig that died from ASF is being sold in the city.
Most of the beneficiaries were backyard hog raisers who were affected by COVID-19 and had a hard time raising pigs.
“Kaya tuloy-tuloy ang mga programa tulad ng Piglet Dispersal Repopulation kung saan 30 families ang nabigyan kamakailan ng 73 piglets para sa 1st batch upang maisalba ang kanilang hanapbuhay,” said Mayora Ynares.
The city’s offering to the beneficiaries could be considered a “total package” as they also received food and medicines for the piglets they received.
“Bukod pa ito sa libreng feeds, nagbigay din ng vitamins at de-wormers upang masigurong lalaking maayos at healthy ang nasabing piglets. Kapit lang,” said the Antipolo mayor.
For inquiries, Antipolo residents may coordinate with the City Veterinary Office (CVO) at (02) 8689-4514 or they may visit the 2nd floor of the San Jose National High School (SJNHS).