Vil­lage chief pro­motes or­ganic hog rais­ing

Sun.Star Pampanga - - TOPSTORIES! - BY REY­NALDO G. NAVALES Sun.Star Staff Re­porter

AN­GE­LES CITY — A vil­lage chief in this high­lyur­ban­ized city has un­der­scored the rel­e­vance of or­ganic hog-rais­ing amid the bird flu scare.

Rode­lio “Tony” Ma­mac, chair­man of Barangay Bal­ibago, said also cited the prof­itabil­ity of hog-rais­ing.

Ma­mac en­cour­aged the se­nior cit­i­zens as­so­ci­a­tion in his vil­lage to es­tab­lish a back­yard pig­gery at a va­cant lot owned by the vil­lage last year.

The el­derly used a seed cap­i­tal of P100,000 do­nated by For­eign Af­fairs Sec­re­tary Al­lan Peter Cayetano when he was still a sen­a­tor more than a year ago.

“Ad­di­tional four pig pens are be­ing con­structed for our in­com­ing 300 piglets. We are ex­pect­ing 30 more sows to give birth next week up to Septem­ber this year,” Ma­mac said.

Ma­mac said they feed the hogs with or­ganic food they col­lect from res­tau­rants lo­cated in the vil­lage.

“To en­sure healthy and pro­duce nice pork,

we feed our pics or­ganic food by col­lect­ing re­ject veg­eta­bles in the mar­ket and left over foods from our res­tau­rants in Barangay Bal­ibago. No chem­i­cals or an­tibi­otics,” Ma­mac said.

“We also pro­duce or sell or­ganic le­chon for the pub­lic. We en­cour­age our se­nior cit­i­zens and youth to par­tic­i­pate in our or­ganic pig farm­ing and Babuyang Walang Amoy project,” Ma­mac said.

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