Dr. Renante Decena has committed to the development of the food security program of Negros Occidental, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said Tuesday, June 14.
Decena, 62, is retiring as provincial veterinarian on June 30 and is taking on the job of provincial consultant on food security on July 1, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said on Monday.
Diaz said there are two prospects for OIC provincial veterinarian and the governor still has up to the end of the month to make his choice.
There is an urgent need for the provincial government to put a food security program in place amid the prospects of a world food crisis, he said.
Meanwhile, the Negros Occidental Comprehensive Health Program has been expanded to San Carlos City and Binalbagan town that previously were not covered on the requests of their mayors, Diaz said.*