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SMC reaffirms support to Pres. Marcos’ food security goal

DAVAO CITY (PIA) – San Miguel Corporation president and Chief Executive Officer Ramon S. Ang affirmed his company’s commitment to support the food security goal of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.’s administration during the inauguration of the world-class controlled-climate Magnolia poultry farm in Hagonoy, Davao del Sur. 

“Today, we reinforce our support for the Marcos administration in ensuring a food-secure Philippines, ” Ang said. 

It is their goal, he said, to provide every Filipino with access to high-quality food at affordable prices.

He emphasized that their commitment is primarily centered around poultry as it is the most cost-effective and protein-rich option compared to beef, pork, and fish. Additionally, he expressed their anticipation for a future where the Philippines boasts robust farming communities and reliable food supplies, highlighting the significant role of large modern farms in realizing this vision.

During his briefing to President Marcos Jr., he said that this flagship mega-farm alone will produce 80 million chickens annually, equivalent to 200 million kilos in live weight, enough to serve the whole Mindanao.

This initiative marks the beginning, with plans to construct an additional 12 similar facilities nationwide with four facilities located in Zamboanga City, Pagadian City, Hagonoy, Davao del Sur, and soon in Maguindanao, to meet the demands of the growing population.

He added that by using modern facilities and strict biosecurity protocols, SMC will raise  chickens in clean, natural conditions without chemicals or antibiotics, ensuring the highest quality for consumers.

San Miguel Corporation president and CEO Ramon S. Ang reaffirms his suport to President Marcos' food security goal

Ang cited that the technology at these farms also allows them to produce more food in a way that is sustainable — environmentally, economically, and socially.

To ensure the steady demand for chicken, SMC Foods partnered with a farmers' cooperative composed of 900 families in Davao del Sur.

“We envision a future where the country has robust farming communities and reliable food supplies, with large modern farms playing a crucial role in achieving this goal,” he said.

Ang is optimistic for a promising future where food security is guaranteed, farmers are valued, and progress is shared, and he looks forward to working with the government and other partners to achieve this goal.

President Marcos Jr., during the inauguration of the world-class controlled-climate Magnolia poultry farm in Hagonoy, Davao del Sur, recognizes the substantial agricultural investment as a pivotal step in achieving food security and driving country towards progress.

President Marcos Jr. recognized this substantial agricultural investment as a pivotal step in achieving food security and driving the country towards progress.

“[W]e put a high premium on investments in agriculture, as it is the key to combatting hunger and poverty, and achieving our goal of food sufficiency and security across the country,” he said.

He also encouraged San Miguel Corporation to locate one of its Magnolia poultry mega farms in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Mindanao to help boost the economy and provide employment to residents in the region.

On the other hand, Mayor Jesus Dureza, Jr. of Hagonoy, Davao Del Sur is optimistic about the benefits that his constituents will enjoy with the establishment of Magnolia's Poultry Mega Farm.

“We are very happy and glad of the programs and plans of Mr. Ramon Ang of San Miguel Corporation. He has a thousand hectares here. This is a P10.2 billion project. ‘Pag fully operational na ito by next year, Hagonoy will be the biggest producer of chickens in the entire Philippines because we will be producing 80 million chickens in a year,” Dureza said.

“Ang maganda po niyan syempre, maganda ang negosyo, may trabaho. And they will be needing around 7,500 employees,” he added. (JBG & JSGD/PIA Davao)

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