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Jobs, investments to pour in Hagonoy with Magnolia’s poultry mega farm opening

HAGONOY, Davao del Sur (PIA) -- More investments and job opportunities will come to Hagonoy, Davao del Sur, as San Miguel Foods Inc. (SMFI) inaugurated on October 12 its world-class controlled-climate Magnolia poultry farm in the town.

Hagonoy Mayor Jesus Dureza, Jr. revealed that the P10.2 billion poultry mega farm project will need around 7,500 employees for its full operation to produce 80 million chickens annually.

“I have requested 80 percent of the workforce (to come from Hagonoy),” Dureza disclosed.

Hagonoy Mayor Jesus Dureza, Jr. discussed the benefits of hosting the Magnolia's poultry mega farm.

The multi-billion peso project is located ona nearly 1,000-hectare lot in Barangay Hagonoy Crossing, Hagonoy town.

Dureza also said that they applied for the whole area to be an economic zone under the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA).One-third of the area will be utilized as an agro-industrial zone, in which the mega farm is now being established.

“Another one-third, we have applied it for a manufacturing zone para ang mga factories pwede nang pumasok dito,” he said.

The mayor also brought out that other subsidiaries and affiliates of San Miguel Corporation (SMC) might also situate their factories in the area.

One of the controlled-climate farms of the Magnolia Poultry Megafarm located in Hagonoy, Davao del Sur

According to Dureza, the final portion is being applied for the Information Technology (IT) Park Zone, aimed at attracting business process outsourcing (BPO) companies, call centers, and financial institutions.

“Pag nag-fully operational na itong economic zone, we need 100,000 workers here,” he added.

With this development, Dureza expressed his gratitude to Ramon Ang, SMC president and chief operating officer (CEO).

“Nandito po kami ang LGU Hagonoy at ang probinsya po natin with Governor Yvonne Cagas to support sa mga activities and plans of San Miguel Corporation,” he said. (MLU/PIA Davao)

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