RECOGNIZING the large variety of 7 million eggs it generates every day, Senator Cynthia A. Villar seeks to call
the city of San Jose within the province of Batangas because the “Egg Basket of the Philippines.”
Villar, chairperson of the Senate committee on Agriculture and Meals, filed Senate Invoice No. 2044 or “An Act Declaring the Municipality of San Jose within the Province of Batangas because the Egg Basket of the Philippines” so as to help her proposal.
In her proposed measure, Villar cited Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) report exhibiting that of the 49.09,000 metric tons of eggs coming from CALABARZON area, 705 metric tons of eggs are from San Jose, Batangas every day.
The PSA report additionally indicated that about 150.29,000 metric tons of eggs have been produced from January to March final 12 months.
The Batangas Egg Producers Affiliation additionally estimates that San Jose produces 705 metric tons of hen eggs every day.
As of June 2020, there are greater than 342 registered impartial poultry in San Jose.
It was reported that egg manufacturing in San Jose began as a yard business in the course of the 60s. Extra time, egg farmers from this city developed into agripreneurs by means of the assistance of modern agricultural practices.
Amid the challenges, together with the oversupply of eggs in 2009, egg farmers of the city, by means of the management of Batangas Egg Producers Cooperative (BEPCO), developed new merchandise from eggs like liquid and frozen eggs.
In 2017, when the business was besieged by fowl flu infestation, which adversely affected the livelihood of the San Jose egg farmers, a collaboration was entered into between BEPCO, the College of the Philippines Diliman, and the Division of Science and Know-how, below the Collaborative Analysis and Improvement to Leverage Philippine Economic system Program (CRADLE) to determine what could be completed with the excess of eggs.
This collaboration resulted within the improvement of egg white powder which is good for baking muffins and breads. It can be utilized in making mayonnaise and meringue.
By the concerted efforts of the San Jose egg farmers, their egg business continued to be the supply of elevated revenue which generated 1000’s of direct and oblique jobs.
San Jose, a first-class municipality, celebrates “World Egg Day” yearly in the course of the month of October to spur egg consumption within the nation and to reinforce the business’s manufacturing and advertising and marketing effectivity.
In 2016, the city even tried to set a Guinness document for the longest line of contemporary hen eggs in trays – round 6,000 eggs have been positioned alongside the 2-km stretch of Macalintal Avenue.
Throughout this time of pandemic whereby we face a well being disaster resulting from Covid-19, Villar famous that eggs will help increase our immune system. Eggs are amongst essentially the most nutrious meals, an excellent supply of cheap, high-quality protein and different vitamins.