Prov’l government acquired
sheep at low price: Decena
After all the fireworks over the imported Damara and Dorper sheep from Australia, it turns out that the Negros Occidental provincial government acquired its breeder stocks at a much lower price, Jose Ma. Valencia, Gov. Alfredo Marañon’s chief of staff and spokesman, said yesterday.
Valencia, said in a press release, that even the selling price of the sheep the provincial government offered to local buyers, who included respected businessmen, sugar planters and big farm owners, was much lower, comparative data reveals.
Pulupandan Mayor Magdaleno Peña had charged that the provincial government bought the sheep at an overprice of about P50 million. He called on the Negros Occidental Provincial Government to investigate the matter and take the necessary legal action.