Posts Tagged African Swine Fever (ASF)

DA relaxes conditions for insured ASF-affected hog raisers

Marje Pelayo   •   February 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (DA-PCIC) has relaxed conditions for paying hog raisers for their losses under its insurance program for hogs. This is...

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...

ASF detected in Visayas Region; DA eyes importation of pork to stabilize prices

Marje Pelayo   •   January 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The African Swine Fever (ASF) has been detected in Eastern Visayas, according to the Department of Agriculture. The cases were detected in the municipality of Abuyog, Leyte...

LTFRB reiterates ban on transport of pork, pork products through PUVs

Marje Pelayo   •   December 2, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) reiterates that all fresh, frozen, and processed pork products and by-products like sausages and are prohibited inside all public utility...

70,000 pigs culled due to African Swine Fever — DA

Marje Pelayo   •   November 25, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Culling operations against further spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) continues in infected areas, but according to the Department of Agriculture (DA), the number of positive cases...

ASF disinfection facility in Batangas removed for causing traffic jam

Marje Pelayo   •   November 8, 2019

BATANGAS, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) has put up its first automated road disinfection facility in South Luzon Expressway extension-STAR Tollway bio-security and quarantine checkpoint in Santo Tomas,...

MinDA requests DILG, PNP support in enforcing ASF quarantine measures

Marje Pelayo   •   October 1, 2019

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) has sought the assistance of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) in...

Meat processors appeal against processed meat ban amid ASF scare

UNTV News   •   September 20, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Association of Meat Processors Inc. (PAMPI) has called on local governments not to ban their products especially the holiday favorite ham. The group fears possible...

Consumers advised to look for NMIS seal before buying pork meat

UNTV News   •   September 12, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) advises consumers to make sure that the pork meat they are buying has passed the agency’s safety inspection. This goes with...

PH bans Vietnam pork imports after reports of African Swine Fever

admin   •   February 19, 2019

The Philippine government has ordered a temporary ban on pork products coming from Vietnam amid reports that traces of African Swine Fever (ASF) were discovered in some products from that...


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