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DA BEGINS HOG REPOPULATION IN PANGASINAN – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) will start delivering piglets to areas in Pangasinan that have been affected by the African swine fever (ASF) in the third week of this month as part of its hog repopulation program. Agriculture Secretary William Dar said about P38.2 million has been allotted for the repopulation program in the province […]

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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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PIDDIG TO RAISE WAGYU CATTLE – GUILLEN

As the African swine fever (ASF) continues to threaten the livelihood of local hog raisers in Ilocos Norte, some residents are now shifting to raising other livestock to survive the pandemic. In Piddig town, several residents are now engaged in cattle production as they dispose of their fattening pigs before they get infected. In support […]

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DA ADDS P300M FOR ASF RECOVERY LOANS – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA), through its Agricultural Credit Policy Council (ACPC), has allotted an additional P300 million for lending to backyard and semi-commercial raisers in “green zones” or areas free from the African Swine Fever (ASF). “The additional amount will help support our continuing efforts to revive the country’s hog industry,” said Agriculture Secretary […]

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PH SWINE INDUSTRY TOWARDS ASF RECOVERY – DAR

The Duterte administration’s twin hog repopulation and “Bantay ASF sa Barangay” (BABay ASF) program — led by the Department of Agriculture (DA) in partnership with the local government units (LGUs), hog raisers’ groups, and the private sector — is gradually boosting the local swine industry towards recovery. “The incidence of ASF is waning, as blood […]

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DA DECLARES 6 BATANGAS LGUS ASF-FREE – DAR

Four months after the Department of Agriculture (DA) launched the national hog repopulation and Bantay African Swine Fever sa Barangay (BABay ASF) twin programs in Batangas province, six local government units (LGUs) in Batangas are now first to claim ASF-free status. “You are really a trailblazer in terms of the fight against the ASF virus,” […]

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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 ‘STATE OF CALAMITY’ A WIN FOR HOG INDUSTRY

Senator Joel Villanueva lauded Malacanang’s declaration of a state of calamity for the entire nation over the ravaging effects of the African Swine Fever, adding that the Department of Agriculture should now focus on concrete measures to eradicate the disease that has severely crippled the local hog industry. “Now the real work begins. This is […]

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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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ZUBIRI: PORK IMPORTATION SHOULD BE LAST RESORT

The Senate recently held a Committee of the Whole hearing to look into the food security situation brought about by the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak, and its impact on the hog raisers, particularly in light of the recently signed Executive Order No. 128, which reduces pork import tariffs from 40 percent to 5 percent. […]