Batangas Egg Producers Cooperative or BEPCO celebrated the World Egg Day last October 9, 2020 with the theme of “Eggs Much More Than the Perfect Protein”, to promote the Batangas egg industry in Calabarzon.
Department of Agriculture Region 4-A Regional Director Arnel de Mesa said that “The strength of the egg in terms of its nutritional value reflects the capability and endurance of the egg farmers of Batangas. I witnessed the signing of the order by Secretary William Dar to name San Jose as the Egg Processing Capital, and I know for sure that the municipality deserves this recognition. May our farmers continue their hard work in boosting the industry”.
Eggs are “small but incredible” and one of the greatest sources of protein, good cholesterol, and other vitamins and minerals that play a vital role in human’s nutrition, despite being small, de Mesa added.
Batangas Governor Hermilando I. Mandanas, also Chairman of Regional Development Council (RDC) stated that,” today’s World Egg Day is a very significant celebration because eggs are important not only for livestock production but also for consumption”.
“I am very grateful to everyone who has taken part in the campaign to develop the egg industry in Batangas. We all know how healthy eggs are, that is why it is necessary for us to ensure the quality and quantity of egg production in Batangas. The government is providing its full support to the improvement of the egg industry in Batangas,” he said.
DA Undersecretary for Operations Engr. Ariel T. Cayanan said that eggs are equally important in our daily lives. He expressed his gratitude to BEPCO for organizing this meeting to celebrate World Egg day.
“Let us celebrate the value of eggs in our everyday nutrition. Apart from that, we should also challenge ourselves to increase the value added in the egg industry. May this meeting bring us together to keep the industry locally and globally competitive. May we all have an egg-citing and egg-cellent celebration because I can only see a better and brighter future in the egg industry in Batangas,” USec. Cayanan said.