Pilmico, led by its Caraga Feed sales team, mobilized groups to give support to those who were affected by the 6.7 magnitude earthquake in Surigao del Norte.
Many of the survivors were backyard raisers, and the livelihoods of Surigaonons from the municipalities of San Francisco, Malimono, and the City of Surigao were seriously affected by the quake due to damaged pig pens and loss of electricity. In addition, residents from these areas were forced to evacuate their homes due to potential landslides and aftershocks.
The team provided essential relief goods and technical and veterinary assistance to backyard farmers in order to get their livelihoods back on track. Shortly after the earthquake, the four teams were deployed to various earthquake-affected areas together with a local government representative. The teams distributed food packs and distilled water as well as construction materials and medicines. A veterinary mission soon followed, which included counselling and repairs of damaged pig pens.
Because of Pilmico’s efforts, Governor Sol Matugas of Surigao del Norte personally thanked Pilmico and its Caraga Feed sales team for their quick response and by putting primary focus on rebuilding the livelihoods of Surigaonons.