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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 […]

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USE OF PORK IMPORT TARIFFS TO CONTROL ASF URGED

As the African swine fever (ASF) continues to cost the local industry billions of pesos in lost livelihoods, Senator Kiko Pangilinan wants to use pork import tariffs to fund pig repopulation and other efforts to control ASF. Pangilinan filed Senate Bill 2176 or The Affordable Pork Act of 2021 which seeks to create what is […]

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ASF STATE OF CALAMITY TO HELP HOG RAISERS RECOVER

Extra funds may now be accessed to help hog raisers recover from the African swine fever (ASF), Senator Kiko Pangilinan said as he welcomes the declaration of a nationwide State of Calamity. “Matagal natin isinusulong ang hiling ng industriya at mabuti naman na sa wakas ay may deklarasyon na. Malaking tulong ang dagdag na pondo […]

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ALLOW GOV’T TO DIRECTLY PROCURE PORK – QUIMBO

A lawmaker stressed the need for policies that can help bring down commodity prices, particularly food prices, as the inflation in April remained unchanged from the previous month at 4.5 percent. Marikina City Representative Stella Quimbo said the main contributor continues to be the inflation for food and non-alcoholic beverages, which made up 40.9% of […]

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DECLARE ASF STATE OF CALAMITY NOW! – PANGILINAN

Over a month since the Senate passed a resolution urging the declaration of a state of calamity due to the African swine fever (ASF) which is needed to free up funds to address the disease, government officials say that a resolution has already been cleared for approval of the President. The Senate Committee of the […]

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DA STARTS AFRICAN SWINE FEVER VACCINE TRIALS – DAR

The Department of Agriculture through the Bureau of Animal Industry (DA-BAI) — in collaboration with a U.S. vaccine company, and Zoetiz, a global animal health company — has started initial vaccine trials in areas previously affected by the dreaded African Swine Fever (ASF). Agriculture Secretary William Dar said the ASF vaccine trials started on April […]