Hogs in 2 QC bgys quarantined

September 20, 2019
He stressed that such misleading stories create panic among pork consumers and the general public, and could destroy the country’s 260-billion swine industry that provides income and livelihood for millions of Filipino families. This is because small backyard raisers comprise two-thirds of the country’s swine industry.

P78M fund vs swine fever

September 19, 2019
TO manage, control, and contain the threat of African Swine Fever (ASF), a P78-million emergency fund will be spent for biosecurity and quarantine operations, disease monitoring and surveillance, upgrading of laboratories, capacity-building, and other disease control measures.

Kadiwa is back -- sort of

September 15, 2019
POOR Filipino households can now buy major agricultural goods at reasonably low prices with the launching of the “Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita,” a government project that establishes a direct link between the farmers/fisherfolk and the consuming public.

Go after reckless hog raisers, aggie group urges gov’t

September 14, 2019
The Disease and Welfare guide of the Pigsite.com advises the following: prevention of feeding of contaminated feed and contaminated food waste used to supplement hog feed; control of the animals from the bites of soft bodied ticks, lies and flies; prevention of inoculation of the pigs with contaminated syringes and use of contaminated surgical equipment and prevention of introduction of infected pigs with uninfected ones.

Red tide alert in Visayas, Minda

August 31, 2019
In Shellfish Bulletin No. 15 Series of 2019 issued by Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), shellfishes collected at Puerto Princesa Bay, Puerto Princesa City in Palawan; San Pedro, Maqueda, Irong-irong, Silanga and Cambatutay Bays in Western Samar; Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur; and coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit.

NFA rice stockpiled for calamity victims

August 29, 2019
Under Republic Act (RA) 11203 or the rice tariffication law passed in February this year, the NFA is mandated to maintain a buffer stock good for 15-30 days of daily consumption requirement (DCR) to meet contingencies during calamities and emergencies anywhere in the country.