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Bacolod City, Philippines Thursday, January 5, 2017
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PVO readies animal
raisers holistic drive

The Provincial Veterinary Office in Bacolod City will integrate a holistic approach to include values formation, moral recovery and spirituality in its duty to their clients starting this month, Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said.

In its PRO Lives Outreach Program, PVO will promote production of livestock, providing livelihood and improving the lives of raisers in the province. Implementers of the program are the eight PVO officers headed by Dr. Placeda Lemana.

Decena said the group is now in identifying livestock farmers in the southern part of the province for the first 2-day sessions on artificial insemination, pasture development, health extension services, marketing assistance, meat processing, moral recovery and values formation.

He said the project is an offshoot of the group's spiritual mission through a Bible study for the workers of the Negros First Ranch in Sta. Rosa, Murcia, together with their families, including children.

He said that values and spirituality must be integrated especially to group building, and personally, for the moral recovery of every farmer whose status was deemed at the lowest strata. Livestock farmers in remote areas should be held in high esteem as they contribute to life, he added.

Decena said they will conduct a series of outreach programs every month for the whole year. To help them in its promotion and implementation,he said they will tap the assistance of various vet companies to bring in the necessary technology and services to the participants.

This will be a complete package program for the livestock and poultry raisers of the province for a sustainable livelihood, he added.*MNM


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