DA-10, San Miguel Foods salute frontliners; give eggs, veggie seeds
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Apr. 26 (PIA)–To honor the dedication of frontliners amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office (DA-RFO)- 10 in partnership with the San Miguel Foods, Inc. distributed 18,000 eggs last April 22 at the DA-10 compound.
“We are thankful to San Miguel Foods, Inc. for donating 18,000 pieces of fresh eggs for our frontliners, in gratitude for their efforts in serving the public amid the COVID-19 crisis,” said DA-10 OIC-Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado.
Recipients include the Misamis Oriental Police Provincial Office (MisOrPPO), Philippine National Police-10 (PNP-10), National Economic and Development Authority-10 (NEDA-10), Department of Interior and Local Government-10 (DILG-10), Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC), Department of Tourism-10 (DOT-10), Department of Health-10 (DOH-10), media outlets and employees of DA and its attached bureaus and agencies.
This is the second wave of food assistance shared by DA-10 to the region’s frontliners. It can be recalled that the food corporation has previously donated balut eggs, where frontliners received a total of 10,000 balut eggs.
In addition, assorted vegetable seeds were also handed out to the said agencies in line with the DA’s efforts of promoting urban gardening amid the health crisis.
The director said it is one of the agency’s strategies in ensuring that there will be available and affordable food for consumers.
“We can be self-sufficient through urban gardening and it’s easy to harvest,” he said.
He further stated that the assorted vegetable seeds are still available for walk-in-clients at the agency compound until supplies last. (DA10/PIA10)