Posts Tagged ASF

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...

PH gov’t to tackle supply woes in food security summit – Palace

Robie de Guzman   •   February 10, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The executive branch of the government has called for a food security summit to discuss current issues affecting the agriculture industry, Malacañang said Wednesday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry...

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...

IATF backs unhampered passage of hog shipment from Visayas-Mindanao areas

Robie de Guzman   •   January 29, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) has approved the recommendation of the NTF task group on food security allowing the continuous...

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...

DA to import pork in February amid shortage

Aileen Cerrudo   •   January 20, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Agriculture (DA) said they will begin the importation of pork products in February amid supply shortage caused by the African Swine Fever (ASF). DA Spokesperson Asec....

Price of pork seen to spike despite abundant supply of frozen meat — Agri group

Marje Pelayo   •   October 28, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Around four million pigs or about 65 percent of Luzon’s overall supply has been lost since the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF), according to the estimate...

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...

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