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New Producer Group Formed

by 5m Editor
5 May 2009, at 7:20a.m.

PHILIPPINES - The Governor of Negros Occidental has formed a new producers' group, Negros Occidental Poultry Raisers Association.

Governor Isidro Zayco organized the Negros Occidental Poultry Raisers Association at a meeting of stakeholders at the Capitol in Bacolod City on 4 May, reports Visayan Daily Star.

The officers are Manuel Puey (president), George Baterna (vice president, north), Bonnie Ta-ala (vice president, central), Caroll Jack Guanco (vice president, south), Primo Esleyer (secretary) and Henry Yap (treasurer).

The Board of Directors is composed of the officers and Fernando Cuenca for the broiler sector, Eriberto Sevilleno for the layer and Rebecca Samonte for free-range producers.

Governor Zayco said the organisation should be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and accredited by the provincial government so support can be given to the association.

The group was organised to promote food security in the province, he explained.

Mr Puey told Visayan Daily Star that, as an association, they can finalise the roster of their members and collectively air their concerns.