Around 2,000 live hogs from South Cotabato, Mindanao region arrive in Vitas port, Tondo, Manila on February 17, 2021 to augment the pork supply amid shortage and high prices in the National Capital Region. INQUIRER file photo / RICHARD A. REYES MANILA, Philippines — Two months since local hog raisers and viajeros (middlemen) were promised a transport subsidy by the Department of Agriculture (DA), no one has yet to be paid in exchange for delivering live hogs to Metro Manila at a relatively low cost. Chester Warren Tan, president of the National Federation of Hog Farmers Inc., said that he has yet to receive reports from any group, cooperative, or organization that has been paid for their service. “The DA claimed they gave support already,” he said. “I wonder who was able to receive [the subsidies].” Tan, in a Senate hearing, was appointed by lawmakers to supervise the distribution of the transport subsidy. The DA in February vowed to give hog raisers and viajeros some form of ... » Learn More about Local hog raisers cry support from DA: Where’s our transport subsidy?