The Philippine Amalgamated Supermarkets Association (PAGASA) joined the Department of Agriculture during its launch of the Pork in a Box Project at the grounds of the Department of Agriculture in Quezon City this June 10, 2005.
The launch was opened by DA NMIC Director Efren Nuestro who gave the
welcome remarks. DA Assistant Secretary Salvador Salacup addressed the
audience on the Pork in the Box Project of the government.
The Pork in a Box Project aims to deliver clean but cheaper pork to the
public. The pork is processed in the port of origin such as General
Santos and blast freezed before transported to Metro Manila. This
eliminates the cost of feeds while transporting the hogs from the
province as well as the risk of the animals dying during the
Mr. Albert Lim, president of the National Hog Raisers Association,
Marvin Buenaflor and PAGASA President Steven Cua also gave speeches
endorsing the Pork in a Box Project.
PAGASA was also represented by its directors William Villanueva and Karl Marxist Tan and Bryan Lee.