Posts Tagged African Swine Fever

Hontiveros urges DA to focus on ramping up efforts vs ASF instead of price caps

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 22, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Senator Risa Hontiveros has urged the Department of Agriculture (DA) to focus its efforts on preventing the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) instead of imposing price ceilings. “The...

Duterte approves review on pork importation expansion

Marje Pelayo   •   February 4, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The country’s pork supply has been greatly affected by the impact of African Swine Fever (ASF) resulting in skyrocketing prices of pork products hitting even higher than...

DILG tells LGUs to ensure local hogs entry ban aligned with national ASF zoning plan

Robie de Guzman   •   February 1, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) urged local government units (LGU) to ensure that their executive orders imposing a ban on the entry of...

DA to ship live hogs, ‘pork-in-a-box’ from VisMin to stabilize prices in NCR

Marje Pelayo   •   January 28, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) will transport live hogs and “pork-in-a-box” from Visayas and Mindanao in an effort to stabilize the prices of pork products in Metro...

DA warns penalty vs traders taking advantage of tight pork supply

Robie de Guzman   •   January 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar on Tuesday issued a stern warning against traders and wholesalers who “unreasonably” jack up prices of food items, particularly pork....

Dead pigs found floating in waters of Naujan, Oriental Mindoro

Marje Pelayo   •   January 26, 2021

ORIENTAL MINDORO, Philippines — The Provincial Information Office of Oriental Mindoro posted on social media images of some dead pigs recovered by fishermen who found the carcasses floating near the...

DA sees faster detection with Filipino-made ASF test kits

Marje Pelayo   •   January 25, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) is initially allotting P80 million for the development and mass production of Filipino-made test kits that can detect the dreaded African Swine...

New ASF outbreaks reported in 6 Luzon provinces, DA says

Robie de Guzman   •   September 24, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – New outbreaks of the African Swine Fever (ASF) have been monitored in six provinces in Luzon, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said Thursday. During a Laging Handa...

Kaso ng ASF sa bansa, bumaba mula nang ipatupad ang community quarantine — BAI

Robie de Guzman   •   July 3, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Iniulat ng Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) ngayong Biyernes, Hulyo 3 na malaki ang ibinaba sa kaso ng African Swine Fever (ASF) sa bansa matapos ipatupad ang...

Community quarantine slows down ASF infection – BAI

Marje Pelayo   •   June 3, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Meat traders in the Balintawak market are complaining of slow sales amid strict quarantine measures imposed in public markets due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Vendor...

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