Bohol to soon become dairy capital of the Philippines
The Department of Agriculture (DA) said it will soon develop Bohol as the country’s dairy capital, which will require the putting up of a state-of-the-art dairy farm in the province.
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said he really sees Bohol becoming a major producer of milk and milk products, which can be sold in major supermarkets across the country.
“Boholanos have a culture of kindness and soft-heartedness. They are honest, hardworking, and God-fearing. It was my personal choice to establish the biggest dairy project here because of these traits,” Piñol said.
“I want to see grocery shelves filled with milk products made here in the future,” he added.
The DA has really been pushing for the establishment of a dairy farm in the province since last year to augment the milk demands of Filipinos, which are mostly imported.
With only 1.2 percent share in the national dairy requirement, DA seeks to attain a 10 percent increase in local production by 2022.