laid out his 'recast budget' proposal during Thursday's hearing of the House panel chaired by Davao City Rep.
said he, other Department of Agriculture (DA) and local government officials would join the boodle fight called 'Sama-sama, Tulong-tulong sa Pagbangon at Pagsulong.'
's Facebook post addressed what he believed were accusations that the DA 'acted hastily in declaring the outbreak and instituting strict quarantine measures which affected the livelihood of farmers.'
assured the public that poultry and other poultry products outside the 7-kilometer controlled zones of Pampanga and Nueva Ecija, where there were cases of bird flu, were safe to eat.
Poultry farmers and traders said they were awaiting a copy of Piol
's new memorandum reopening the trade in balut (duck eggs with embryo), salted eggs and broilers (chickens grown for meat).
15 open forum, Piol
said P16 million was available to compensate poultry farmers inside the 1-km quarantine area, and P58.2 million has been readied for farmers in the 7-km control zone.