Boholanos shall not be stunned having in due time “Made in Bohol” quality milk displayed and sold in supermarkets in the country and even abroad.
Department of Agriculture (DA) Sec. Emmanuel Piñol made this daring pronouncement on his second Bohol visit today on an important occasion hosted by the provincial leadership.
Gov. Edgar Chatto welcomed the secretary’s reassurance that the province’s DA-supported biggest dairy production program cannot fail.
“So, don’t be surprised if one day soon you will see Bohol milk displayed in the big supermarkets,” declared with a bold foresight.
Along with Cabinet Sec. Leoncio Evasco, Jr., Piñol graced the one-day Incident Command System – Executive Course (ICS-EC) for Bohol mayors hosted by capitol thru the governor, Provincial Administrator Alfonso Damalerio II and Provincial Risk Reduction and Management Officer Anthony Damalerio.
The agriculture secretary met and greeted the Bohol mayors and informed them of his department’s major plans and projects for the province.
Chatto said he is confident in the projects to be undoubtedly fruitful, bringing Bohol to greater sustainable development and inclusive growth.
The aggressive project raising Bohol’s agro-economic status into the dairy industry capital of the Philippines will push through, Piñol reiterated.
He said, however, that due to the foot and mouth disease (FMD) affecting the Girolando cattle breed in Brazil, Bohol will import similar breed from Mexico.
Piñol turned over on the same occasion agri-fishery project assistance witnessed by Evasco, Chatto and others.
The DA secretary said the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) will provide necessary post-harvest or cold storage facility.
The activity was also attended by Director Salvador Diputado of DA-7, among others.
The DA, Piñol further said, will use the Rice Processing Center (RPC) in Pilar to procure and distribute locally-produced rice.
Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s development agenda includes the improvement of as many roads leading to key production areas.
The Chatto administration has continuously pursued the same to the extent of making new tourism roads an access, too, to production and investment growth areas.
Meanwhile, Piñol said he will sail to Bohol the new Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) Francisco Dagohoy on June 4, the commemoration of the birth of the Boholano hero in whose memory the ship is named.
The Dagohoy ship and BRP Lapulapu are new multi-mission offshore vessels and marine protection assets of the BFAR.