Bird flu-af­fected poul­try own­ers get P29-M com­pen­sa­tion

Sun.Star Pampanga - - TOPSTORIES! - BY PRINCESS CLEA ARCELLAZ Sun.Star Staff Re­porter

CITY OF SAN FER­NANDO – Poul­try own­ers who were af­fected by the avian in­fluenza virus out­break in Pam­panga and Nueva Ecija yes­ter­day re­ceived their in­dem­ni­fi­ca­tion check from the na­tional govern­ment.

Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte per­son­ally awarded the checks to the lo­cal govern­ment of San Luis, Pam­panga and 14 poul­try own­ers from Pam­panga and Nueva Ecija dur­ing his visit at He­roes Hall in this cap­i­tal city.

The lo­cal govern­ment of San Luis, where 421,132 fowls from six farms were culled re­ceived an in­dem­ni­fi­ca­tion check amount­ing to P20,723,797. Mayor Ve­nan­cio “Asy­ong” Ma­ca­pa­gal per­son­ally re­ceived the check.

Aside from this, five poul­try own­ers from the said town also got P5,000 cash grants and availed of the P20,000

CITY OF SAN FER­NANDO — The Lo­cal Govern­ment of San Fer­nando through its City Dis­as­ter Risk Re­duc­tion and Man­age­ment Of­fice, in part­ner­ship with the Olon­gapo City Dis­as­ter Risk Re­duc­tion and Man­age­ment Of­fice, or­ga­nized a crashed ve­hi­cle ex­tri­ca­tion and res­cue train­ing at the He­roes Hall on August 23 to 25.

This was par­tic­i­pated in by the new mem­bers of the San Fer­nando Res­cue Unit (SAFRU) and Ba­color Emer­gency Sup­port Team (BEST).

CDRRM Of­fi­cer Ray­mond Del Rosario said the two res­cue teams should be prop­erly trained and co­or­di­nated, for they both have ju­ris­dic­tion on the Jose Abad Santos Av­enue road which is an ac­ci­dent prone area.

Among the top­ics in­cluded in the train­ing are the kinds of res­cue, res­cuers re­spon­si­bil­i­ties, prepa­ra­tion and re­sponse, kinds of ac­ci­dent, haz­ard con­trol, ve­hi­cle sta­bi­liza­tion, meth­ods and tech­niques for dis­en­tan­gle­ment and vic­tim re­moval.— CSF-CIO

from the na­tional govern­ment while an­other five re­ceived P5,000 fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance.

Ru­perto Vic­mud of Barangay Laug, Mex­ico, Pam­panga, which is in­side the seven-kilo­me­ter con­trolled area re­ceived some P2,535,640 af­ter vol­un­tar­ily culling the fowls in his poul­try.

A P5,516,000 check was also awarded to Manuel Or­tiz of San Isidro, Nueva Ecija as com­pen­sa­tion to the 70,576 birds that were de­pop­u­lated from his far m.

In Jaen, Nueva Ecija, two quail farms owned by Mary Grace Castro and Mag­dalena Nagum re­ceived P209,000 and P149,870 com­pen­sa­tion re­spec­tively af­ter a to­tal of 100,421 quails from their farms were de­pop­u­lated.

How­ever, De­part­ment of Agri­cul­ture Sec­re­tary Manny Piñol said that poul­try own­ers from the af­fected ar­eas are not al­lowed to raise fowls at least for the next three months as part of the dis­in­fect­ing process.

But he as­sured af­fected busi­ness­men, as well as the whole poul­try in­dus­try of all pos­si­ble nec­es­sary as­sis­tance to min­i­mize the ef­fects of the out­break and help the in­dus­try rise again.

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