By Eugene Y. Adiong
The provincial government of Negros Occidental will send collection letters to the buyers of the sheep who availed of its dispersal program, Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, said.
COL. JON AYING, (right) commander, 303rd Infantry Brigade, Phiippine. Army, leads the 2nd anniversary rites of the January 27 “Puso Massacre”. With Aying were Marlin Sanogal, provincial development and planning officer who represented Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr; La Castellana Mayor Alberto Nicor, Jr.; Puso Brgy. Capt. Isidro Arnaiz, and families of victims of the 2014 massacre.* (Radyo Kumando photo)
Lacson said yesterday that when he was Acting Governor, he called the attention of Provincial Administrator Enrique Pinongan.
“He promised to request Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Renante Decena to submit a list of all the buyers especially those whose contract will expire in 2015,” the Vice Governor said.
The provincial govern-ment sold 3,965 sheep to 119 buyers, of which 54 are local government units and 65 are from the private sector for P76,478,500 payable in three years.
Lacson said that the Provincial Livestock Committee has not yet been convened by the Governor to formulate the guidelines on how to collect from the buyers.
Earlier, Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., claimed that the sheep dispersal program of the provincial is “a success”.
“The payment is due in three years so why the bring the issue up,” Marañon said.
The program is aimed to make the province the lamb capital of the country, he said.*