Cotabateños can now avail of various products made from fresh buffalo’s milk amid COVID-19 after the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Carabao Center at University of Southern Mindanao (DA-PCC@USM) launched its “Buffalo Milk on Wheels” on May 13, 2020.
DA-PCC’s Buffalo Milk on Wheels or BMW is an initiative of the institution in line with the DA’s Kadiwa on Wheels.
DA-PCC@USM Center Director Benjamin John C. Basilio gave emphasis on the objective of BMW, i.e., to let the people access milk products such as fresh carabao’s milk, chocomilk, yogurt and pastillas while under the general community quarantine (GCQ) to curtail the spread of the COVID-19.
DA-PCC@USM Dairy Processing and Marketing Head Ludivina J. Estimo acknowledged the support of the Local Government Unit of Kabacan led by Honorable Mayor Herlo P. Guzman, Jr. being the pilot municipality in launching the mobile market in Cotabato Province.
Director Basilio ensured that safety health precautions such as use of face mask and observing social distancing are strictly enforced to protect buyers at the BMW.