Ilocos Sur to donate dairy products to Marawi, Ormoc victims

  • July 17, 2017
  • Freddie G. Lazaro

SANTA, Ilocos Sur, July 17 (PIA) - The provincial government of Ilocos Sur is preparing to donate dairy milk products produced in the province to the evacuees affected by the Marawi siege and to the victims of the 6.5 magnitude quake that hit Ormoc City recently.

“We had produced dairy milk more than what we expect, so we will share and give some to those in need, especially our brothers and sisters in Marawi and Ormoc City. We will be sending them what we had produced at the dairy center,” said Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Singson.

On July 11, Singson, in collaboration with the Philippine Carabao Center at the Mariano Marcos State University opened the Ilocos Sur Dairy Production and Processing Facility in Barangay Cabangaran in Santa, Ilocos Sur.

Singson said that one of the main goals in establishing a dairy center in the province is to address the increasing number of undernourished children in the province.

As recommended by the Provincial Nutrition Council (PNC) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the dairy products should be given during the feeding programs for the local school children.

The dairy products produced by the facility are set to be distributed to the different municipalities, schools, and communities that will be conducting feeding programs.

“Through the dairy milk distribution program, we will address the problem of malnutrition in the province,” he said.

He expressed confidence that the dairy facility in the province will soon become a training center for its personnel after completing training sessions at the PCC regarding the various techniques to operate the dairy center. (JNPD/FGL/PIA -1)


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