Pampanga Mayor’s League urges DA to properly explain result of test from Australia on bird flu virus

UNTV News   •   August 23, 2017   •   4147


Members of the Pampanga Mayors League went to the town of San Luis earlier Wednesday.

This is to show their support amid the crisis the town is experiencing due to the outbreak of the avian influenza virus in chickens, ducks, and quail eggs at poultry farms.

“We want to show the mayor our support. The people should not be afraid to go to San Luis or buy or to eat products from San Luis,” Pampanga Mayors League president, Mayor Mylene Pineda- Cayabyab said.

San Luis Pampanga Mayor Venancio Macapagal was grateful for the support. “Just knowing that my colleagues in the League of Mayors are here is a big honor and helps ease our burden,” he said.

The Mayor’s League members call on the Department of Agriculture (DA) to ensure proper coordination with local officials in terms of monitoring the state of the avian flu virus in the province.

“We call on the DA to properly explain the result of the examination from Australian laboratory saying that the virus cannot be transmitted to humans,” Candaba Mayor Danilo Baylon said.

“They should clarify the affected areas so the people would know if they would buy or not. Is it safe to buy products from Candaba, or Arayat? Things like that,” Arayat Pampanga Mayor Emmanuel Alejandrino added.

The local government of San Luis, meanwhile, assured that in the following days poultry raisers will receive financial assistance. – Victor Cosare | UNTV News and Rescue

Baka para sa Bakuna: San Luis, Pampanga to raffle off cows for vaccine drive

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 28, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — San Luis, Pampanga will raffle off cows to encourage more residents to get vaccinated.

San Luis Mayor Jayson Sagum lamented the huge percentage of residents who are hesitant about the COVID-19 vaccine due to reported cases of adverse effects.

This has prompted the local government to launch a raffle draw where only vaccinated residents will be qualified to join. Sagum said they will raffle off live cows for residents who already received the first dose.

The San Luis mayor said they welcome donations of live cows to encourage residents to get vaccinated. He also hopes that the vaccine supply will also increase in the coming months to accommodate more residents. AAC (with reports from Leslie Huidem)





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Ilang bahagi ng Candaba, Pampanga lubog sa baha dahil kay ‘Rolly’

Robie de Guzman   •   November 2, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Hindi na maaaring daanan ng mga sasakyan ang ilang kalsada sa bayan ng Candaba sa Pampanga dahil sa baha bunsod ng epekto ng bagyong Rolly.

Sa ulat ng Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), umabot sa anim na talampakan ang lebel ng tubig sa Barangay San Agustin sa Candaba kaya hindi madaanan sa ngayon ng lahat ng uri ng sasakyan ang Candaba-Baliuag Road.

Hindi rin passable sa ngayon ang Candaba-San Miguel Road dahil sa baha na aabot sa tatlong talampakan.

Ang Bayu Road naman sa bayan ng Masantol sa lalawigan ay hindi rin maaaring daanan ng light vehicles.

Iniulat ring PDRRMO ang paglikas ng 1,150 pamilya o katumbas ng 4,431 indibiduwal dahil sa bagyo.

Ang mga residenteng ito ay mula sa mga bayan ng Sasmuan, Macabebe, San Luis, Lubao, Magalang, Masantol, Arayat, Porac at San Simon na pawang malapit sa high-risk coastal areas.

Nananatili ang mga ito sa mga evacuation center habang hindi pa ligtas balikan ang kanilang mga bahay.

Mahigpit rin ngayong binabantayan ang lebel ng tubig sa Pampanga River at mga bayang nakapalibot sa ilog.

“Kung makikita niyo ho ang command center natin, continus monitoring ho tayo sa bagyo natin, yung main river natin, especially Pampanga River, main rivers nation makikita niyo nandiyan lahat yan, nakamonitor po kami. So alam namin ang paltas ng tubig sa lahat ng mga river channel natin well monitored po ng command center natin,” ang wika ni Pampanga Governor Dennis Pineda.

Tiniyak naman ni Pineda na nakahanda ang puwersa ng lokal na pamahalaan para tumugon sa pangangailangan ng mga residenteng apektado ng bagyong Rolly.

“Lahat po ng mga social workers natin naka-in place na po diyan na pagdadalhan ng mga tao. Ready na po tayo, don’t worry,” ang pahayag ni Pineda.

“‘Yung health protocol po alam na ng mga tao natin, may face shield at face mask na rin po dun. Huwag po kayong matakot,” dagdag pa niya.

Nasa 10,000 relief packs rin ang nakahanda sa emergency operations center ng PDRRMO. Pati mga rescue equipment gaya ng rubber boats, loader at mga ambulansya ay inihanda na rin sakaling kailanganin ang pagsagip sa mga residente. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Leslie Huidem)

Pampanga duck raisers continue to suffer losses from bird flu outbreak

UNTV News   •   September 6, 2017


(FILE PHOTO) From the previous P7.00 per egg, price has dropped to P4.00

Duck raisers in the town of Candaba in Pampanga are still having difficulty recovering from the avian flu outbreak. They continue to suffer income losses.

According to members of the Candaba Duck Raisers and Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative, their business continues to incur zero sales due to the drop in prices of their products.

From the previous P7.00 per egg, the price has dropped to P4.00.

The worst part is, many of their unsold egg products are just being thrown away.

The group said they have yet to recover their losses due to the outbreak although the Department of Agriculture has already lifted the ban on the movement of poultry products.

“We are more affected. If you will calculate it, duck raisers are hit the hardest than chicken raisers. They can still earn P80,” CDRMPC manager Bonifacio Gonzales said.

Also affected are those who work at farms like Tony Soriano .

Before the outbreak,  he used to earn P10,000 a month. Now he only earns P8,000.

“They said it’s because the outbreak resulted in the glut of eggs, that’s why they lowered my income,” said Soriano.

For now, affected individuals like Soriano are calling on the government to increase the financial assistance so they could start anew. – Joan Nano | UNTV News & Rescue


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