African Swine Fever spreads to 4 Abra towns

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Fri, 07 May 2021 04:20:20 +0000

THE African Swine Fever (ASF) disease has reached even far-flung villages (barangay) in Abra province, according to the office of the provincial veterinary (OPVET). Boliney Municipal Agriculture Office (MAO) said the disease may have been present in mid-April this year after seven pigs were reported dead from the dreaded disease in Danac East and Danac […]

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DA chief denies pork kickbacks

Credit to Author: Bernadette E. Tamayo| Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 16:20:34 +0000

AGRICULTURE Secretary William Dar on Monday denied allegations that some groups earned kickbacks from the importation of pork amid the shortage of supply because of the African swine fever (ASF). Dar appeared during the first hearing by the Senate Committee of the Whole on the questionable increased pork importation under the Minimum Access Volume (MAV) […]

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Indemnity per ASF-culled hog hiked

Credit to Author: Eireene Jairee Gomez| Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2021 16:21:01 +0000

THE Department of Agriculture, through the Philippine Crop Insurance Corp. (DA-PCIC), has officially increased its indemnity for hogs culled due to African swine fever (ASF) from P5,000 to P10,000. “With the increased indemnity, hog raisers are encouraged to report affected pigs, thus controlling the ASF from spreading,” Agriculture Secretary William Dar said in a statement […]

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Conditions on paying ASF-hit raisers eased

Credit to Author: Eireene Jairee Gomez| Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2021 16:20:51 +0000

The Department of Agriculture (DA) said on Thursday the Philippine Crop Insurance Corp. (PCIC) had relaxed conditions on paying pig raisers for losses under its hog insurance program in an effort to revive the swine industry from the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak. During its meeting on Wednesday, the crop insurer’s board approved the DA’s […]

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DA urges raisers to insure hogs amid ASF

Credit to Author: Eireene Jairee Gomez| Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 16:18:21 +0000

The Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Crop Insurance Corp. (DA-PCIC) on Thursday urged backyard and commercial hog raisers to secure insurance packages to protect their livelihoods in case their farms are affected by the African swine fever (ASF). “As the Department of Agriculture intensifies efforts to encourage hog raisers to get back to business and, ultimately, […]

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DA includes Laos in pork importation ban

Credit to Author: eestopace| Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2019 14:10:51 +0000

The DA has banned the importation of domestic and wild pigs as well as other pork products from Laos amid reported outbreaks of African Swine Fever.

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‘Balikbayan’ boxes to be searched for swine fever-tainted meat

Credit to Author: racosta| Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:04:53 +0000

Do not bring in any meat products from overseas, even from countries free from African swine fever (ASF), warned Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) official Dr. Renaldo Quilang, who said the Department of Agriculture (DA) instruction was meant to avoid ASF contamination of the local swine industry.

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Canned luncheon meat seized from OFW contains swine flu virus

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 03:40:49 +0000

Canned luncheon meat seized from OFW contains swine flu virus

Several cans of luncheon meat that were earlier seized from an OFW had been tested postive for African Swine Fever (ASF).

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