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ILOILO CELEBRATES LECHON FESTIVAL ON NOV. 20

The Iloilo provincial government will launch its Lechon Festival in the municipality of Sta. Barbara on Nov. 20 to encourage hog growers in areas adjacent to places with confirmed African swine fever (ASF) cases to earn rather than take the risk of infection. Sta. Barbara tourism officer Irene Magallon said the event was an idea […]

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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, LGUS TAKE ACTION ON ASF, HIGH FERTILIZER COSTS

Agriculture Secretary William Dar met with local government unit (LGU) chiefs and their representatives to discuss plans of actions to contain the incidence of African Swine Fever (ASF) and temper high fertilizer prices. In a meeting with the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) and Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP), Dar […]

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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, NORTH STAR INK PACT TO RESTORE HOG INDUSTRY

The Department of Agriculture (DA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the North Star Meat Merchants, Inc. (NSMMI) to intensify DA’s initiative in restoring vibrant situation of local hog industry through its Integrated National Swine Production Initiatives for Recovery and Expansion (INSPIRE) and Bantay African Swine Fever sa Barangay” (BABay ASF) program. Agriculture Secretary […]

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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 […]