Saturday, September 16, 2017

Marawi Troops received 12 tons of dressed chicken

Photo lifted from Manny Pinol's Facebook post

On Saturday, the Department of Agriculture (DA) delivered twelve tons of dressed chicken for the soldiers and policemen’s consumption who were deployed in Marawi City fighting the Islamic State-Linked Maute Group.

“As promised, soldiers and policemen received the first shipment of dressed Halal chicken from President Rody Duterte who wanted to provide the fighting men and women better food while in combat,” says the Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol on his Facebook post.

“The first shipment of 11,874 kilograms (11.87 tonnes) of frozen dressed chicken arrived in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental from Davao City today, Saturday,” Pinol added.

Pinol mentioned that the government also wanted to include the Marawi evacuees to the supply but was opposed by some Maranao leaders as it was insult for them to be given of chicken coming from bird flu affected areas.

“This was, of course, an unfounded claims because all of the chicken in the bird flu affected areas were actually killed and disposed of,” Pinol explained.

He also mentioned that frozen chickens were donated by Jonathan Suy of Ana’s Breeder Farm, Inc. who owns the Farmers Fresh Chicken Brand.

“Five more deliveries will follow carrying a total of 2-3 tonnes, as requested by our troops in Marawi. There will be additional deliveries of chicken until the soldiers and policemen have completed their task in Marawi City,” the secretary added.