CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)–The Department of Agriculture (DA)-10 continues to recognize the selfless dedication and commitment of the Region’s frontliners against COVID-19, as it hands over some 94 trays of balut eggs donated by San Miguel Foods, Inc. (SMFI).
Included in its roster of recipients are the Northern Mindanao Medical Center with 20 trays; Philippine National Police (20); Department of Health (10); Veterinary Quarantine Service (10); National Economic Development Authority (10); Bureau of Plant Industry (10); Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (10); and the Philippine Information Agency (4).
“Today’s distribution is only part of the 10,000 balut eggs provided to us [agency] by SMFI,” OIC-Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado of DA-10 said.
Said provisions also mark the third wave of food assistance by SMFI, as they have also previously donated 28,000 pieces of balut and fresh eggs to the agency.
“With the food company’s pouring generosity, we are much driven to also do the same and share it to our frontliners, who risk their lives every single day to respond to the ongoing health crisis,” the DA exec added.
The agency head further said that for being modern-day heroes, the agriculture community will continue to support them in whatever possible way.
“As you tirelessly carry out your daily tasks at the frontlines, we, [at the department], hope for your safety, so that more help will be underway for those afflicted and to also curb the spread of the dreaded disease,” Collado concluded.The remaining balut eggs are eyed to be given to the medical workers and frontliners in Bukidnon province while the rest will be divided among the DA-10 personnel. (DA10/PIA10)