Posts Tagged African Swine Fever

Manila intensifies port, market watch amid ASF outbreak in nearby provinces

Marje Pelayo   •   September 18, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The city government of Manila has strengthened its monitoring against the entry of African Swine Fever (ASF) amid reports that several provinces have already been affected by...

Inflight wastes from passenger aircraft could be source of ASF virus – DENR

Marje Pelayo   •   September 18, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) does not impose quarantine protocols when it comes to inflight wastes of arriving aircraft. Thus, the Department of Environment and Natural...

ASF scare vexes pork meat vendors, lechon makers in Bulacan

Marje Pelayo   •   September 18, 2019

BULACAN, Philippines – The pig virus African Swine Fever (ASF) has so far affected five barangays in the municipality of Guiguinto. These are barangays Tiaong, Kut-Kot, Malis, Tabe and Pritil....

African swine fever outbreak spooks Phl pork-lovers

UNTV News   •   September 17, 2019

Reports of an outbreak of African Swine Fever in two provinces north of the Philippines capital Manila have caused a drop in the sales of pork meat and the country’s...

South Korea detects first African swine fever outbreak

Marje Pelayo   •   September 17, 2019

South Korea has raised its animal disease alert to the highest level after its first outbreak of deadly African swine fever at a pig farm in Paju, a town near the border...

Zubiri calls on DA, other agencies to act faster in containing ASF spread

Robie de Guzman   •   September 16, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri on Monday (Sept. 16) called on the Department of Agriculture (DA) and other concerned government agencies to move faster in containing...

Palace advises LGUs to coordinate with DA first on possible ASF outbreak

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 16, 2019

Malacañang on Monday advised local government units (LGU) across the country to coordinate first with the Department of Agriculture (DA) before announcing a possible outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF)....

DA, BAI confirm ASF outbreak; call on public to help prevent spread of pig disease

Marje Pelayo   •   September 16, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) in a press release admitted that the current African Swine Fever (ASF) episodes in Rizal and Bulacan may be considered an outbreak...

QC gov’t starts culling of pigs after samples test positive for African Swine Fever

Marje Pelayo   •   September 16, 2019

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The city government has begun culling operations within the one-kilometer radius from ground zero or the location where pigs positive for African Swine Fever (ASF) were...

City gov’t seeks probe on illegal dumping of dead pigs in Marikina River

Marje Pelayo   •   September 16, 2019

MANILA – The city government of Marikina is coordinating with the Department of Agriculture (DA) for the conduct of immediate investigation in relation to the illegal dumping of dead pigs...


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