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ASF VAX TRIALS SHOW ENCOURAGING RESULTS – DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar, Assistant Secretary-designate for Livestock and Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) Director Reildrin Morales, and Robina Farm Operations Director Dante Palabrica jointly announced the African swine fever (ASF) vaccine trial results during a press conference recently. “In the trial, no clinical signs associated with ASF disease were observed and minimal non-ASF related […]

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DA, PRIVATE SECTOR TO PRODUCE SWINE BREEDERS

In its continuing efforts to revive the country’s hog industry gravely affected by the African Swine Fever (ASF), the Duterte administration through the Department of Agriculture (DA) is partnering with the private sector to produce needed swine breeders to jumpstart and sustain the government’s hog repopulation program. Agriculture Secretary William Dar recently led the groundbreaking […]

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DA SETS UP 6 MOBILE LABS FOR ASF IN REGIONS – DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar has given the green light to the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) for the establishment of six mobile laboratory units (MLU) to aid the efforts of the government to manage, control, and contain African swine fever (ASF). The MLUs, with a total cost of P100 million, will be deployed in ASF-affected […]

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PH HAS ENOUGH PORK SUPPLY AMID ASF – DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar announced that there is enough pork supply, following efforts to strengthen and enhance local production and augment it through support from other countries. The assurance was made, as the Department of Agriculture (DA) remains optimistic that the hog industry will gain momentum this year, and recover from its losses due to […]

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DA HAS P2B FUND FOR HOG GROWERS HIT BY ASF – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) through its Regional Field Offices (RFOs) is set to pay in full all farmers whose hogs were culled due to the African Swine Fever (ASF). Since the ASF outbreak in 2019, the DA-RFOs and the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), in partnership with local government units (LGUs), have been paying […]

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ABUYOG, LEYTE IS ASF-FREE – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) declared Abuyog, Leyte free from African swine fever (ASF), after the first case in the entire Visayas was detected in a barangay last January. Agriculture Secretary William Dar led the ASF-free declaration level 1 inside the campus of Abuyog Community College after no new ASF case has been reported in […]

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DBM TOLD TO PRIORITIZE VIROLOGY INSTITUTE BUDGET

The chair of the House Ways and Means Committee lauded President Rodrigo Duterte for ordering the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to include the Virology Institute of the Philippines (VIP) in the President’s budget proposal for 2022. Albay Representative Joey Salceda said Duterte’s prioritization of the VIP in the national budget will help ensure […]

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THAI FIRM TO HELP REVIVE PH SWINE INDUSTRY — DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar welcomed the participation of Charoen Pokphand Foods Philippines Corporation (CPFPC), an agro-industrial and food conglomerate based in Thailand, as it forged ties with the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) to revive the country’s swine industry. The DBP and CPFPC firmed up their partnership through […]

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ASF DECLARATION TO AID HOG RAISERS – BINAY

Senator Nancy Binay welcomed the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to declare a state of calamity throughout the Philippines due to African swine fever (ASF). “I am thankful that the President declared a state of calamity to bring much needed aid to the local hog industry,” Binay said. According to the veteran legislator, the declaration […]

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ASF STATE OF CALAMITY TO BOOST BIOSECURITY – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) favorably welcomes the signing by President Rodrigo Duterte of Proclamation No. 1143 declaring a state of calamity throughout the Philippines due to the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak.  “We consider the Presidential Proclamation No. 1143 as the much-needed ‘shot-in-the-arm’ as it will allow local government units (LGUs) to set aside […]