CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 25, 2021 – The 52nd Engineer Brigade, Philippine Army (PA) received 50 free-range chickens from the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Northern Mindanao.
Brigade General Rommel R Hinlo, Philippine Army commander of the 52nd Engineer Brigade (52EBDE), received a certificate of turnover from DA Region 10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado on June 22.
The chickens (40 female, 10 male) worth Php 30,650 from SAAD’s FY 2020 Free-Range Chicken Production Project were sourced from the DA Region 10’s multiplier farm in Northern Mindanao Agricultural Crops and Livestock Research Complex (NMACLRC).
It will support the thrust of DA to increase productivity and reduce poverty among marginalized sectors in agriculture and fishery in pursuit of the country’s peace agenda.
BGen Hinlo extended his gratitude to the DA for the livelihood intervention. He added that the free-range chicken is intended for production and will eventually be distributed to their covered End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) areas.
DA-10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado said, “We commit and dedicate ourselves to continuously support the advocacy of the 52EBDE and EO 70 to attain peaceful, conflict-resilient, and development-ready communities in its area of coverage.” ###
Writer: Angelilah T. Cabig, DA-10 RAFIS OIC-Chief