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SALLIMAN ISSUES EO TO CONTROL ASF IN BASILAN

Basilan Governor Jim Salliman issued an executive order imposing a temporary ban on the transport, entry, exit and movement of all live pigs, pork and pork-related products and by-products in Lamitan City and all other affected areas in the country due to the imminent threat of African Swine Fever (ASF). This, after eight blood samples […]

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BULACAN FARMERS GET AID TO FIGHT ASF

In an effort to prevent an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in Bulacan, Bulakenyo pig farmers received disinfectants and nets during the “BABay ASF: Farm Biosecurity Assistance Program” and “Turn-Over Ceremony of Donations from Rotary Club of ChangHwa Central (Rotary International District 3462 Taiwan) in Collaboration with the Rotary Club of Malolos” led by […]

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100% SUBSIDY ON ASF, FMD VACCINES URGED

BHW Party-list Representative Angelica Natasha Co, Vice-Chair of the Appropriations and Health Committees, emphasized the need for enhanced defenses against African swine fever (ASF), foot and mouth disease (FMD), and bird flu.  Co proposed measures to support livestock raisers, particularly backyard animal raisers, in protecting their animals from these diseases. The legislator’s statement comes after […]

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PORTUGAL OFFERS TO HELP PH FIGHT ASF – ROMUALDEZ

House Speaker Martin Romualdez welcomed the offer of Portugal to help the Philippines eradicate African Swine Fever that has been wreaking havoc on the country’s hog industry as well as the European country’s willingness to open its doors to Filipino workers. The offer was relayed to Romualdez by Portuguese non-resident Ambassador to the Philippines, Maria […]

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DA KICKS OFF ASF INFO CARAVAN

With the goal of disseminating accurate and relevant information on the African Swine Fever (ASF) and encouraging the general public to take precautions against the spread of ASF in the country, the Bureau of Animal Industry – National African Swine Fever Prevention and Control Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA-BAI-NASFPCP) formally kicked off the […]

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AGRI PARTY-LIST TO GOVT: SECURE ASF VAX ASAP

AGRI Party-list Rep. Wilbert T. Lee urged the government to prioritize the vaccination of local hogs against the African swine fever (ASF), which continues to decimate the local supply since its resurgence in 2018. “Nananawagan tayo para sa ating hog raisers. Ngayong inaasahan nating magiging available na ang bakuna kontra-ASF, sana ay umaksyon agad ang […]

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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 […]